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  Technical Report: A Mobile User Interface for Threading, Marking, and Previewing Email

A Mobile User Interface for Threading, Marking, and Previewing Email

Technical Report #:03-08
Author(s): Li-Te Cheng, Daniel Gruen
Category(s):Email, mobile user interface, gestural pop-up menu, email threads, Flash

Abstract

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Email has become a vital center for managing work, and has a growing role on mobile devices. However, the challenge of creating user interfaces to support the complex ways people manage their email are exacerbated by the limitations of mobile devices, notably in screen size and input mechanisms. We address this challenge by enhancing a PDA’s inbox with user interface tools for viewing and navigating threaded email discussions, marking messages with gestural pop-up menus, and previewing content with one-line “ticker-tape” displays. Our paper describes these user interface contributions, the underlying implementation of our prototype, and reflects on reactions from prospective users.


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