Number of co-authors:25
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Max Van Kleek's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Robert C. Miller:42John C. Tang:37David R. Karger:29
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Kleek, Max Van, Moore, Brennan, Xu, Christina and Karger, David R. (2010): Eyebrowse: real-time web activity sharing and visualization. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2010. pp. 3643-3648.
In this paper, we explore the potential for letting users automatically track and selectively publish their web browsing activities in real time on the Web. We developed a system, Eyebrowse, with three goals: first, to provide a means for individuals to better understand how they spend time on the web through visualizations and statistics; secondly, to foster social discovery and awareness through real-time web activity sharing; and finally, to build a large public corpus of web browsing trails using this method. We gathered user impressions of Eyebrowse, including perceived usefulness, feelings of self-exposure, and privacy concerns, for ascertaining ways to improve the system.
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Kleek, Max Van, Moore, Brennan, Karger, David R., André, Paul and schraefel, m.c. (2010): Atomate it! end-user context-sensitive automation using heterogeneous information sources on the web. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on the World Wide Web 2010. pp. 951-960.
The transition of personal information management (PIM) tools off the desktop to the Web presents an opportunity to augment these tools with capabilities provided by the wealth of real-time information readily available. In this paper, we describe a next-generation personal information assistance engine that lets end-users delegate to it various simple context- and activity-reactive tasks and reminders. Our system, Atomate, treats RSS/ATOM feeds from social networking and life-tracking sites as sensor streams, integrating information from such feeds into a simple unified RDF world model representing people, places and things and their timevarying states and activities. Combined with other information sources on the web, including the user's online calendar, web-based e-mail client, news feeds and messaging services, Atomate can be made to automatically carry out a variety of simple tasks for the user, ranging from context-aware filtering and messaging, to sharing and social coordination actions. Atomate's open architecture and world model easily accommodate new information sources and actions via the addition of feeds and web services. To make routine use of the system easy for non-programmers, Atomate provides a constrained-input natural language interface (CNLI) for behavior specification, and a direct-manipulation interface for inspecting and updating its world model.
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Bernstein, Michael, Kleek, Max Van, Karger, David and Schraefel, M. C. (2008): Information scraps: How and why information eludes our personal information management tools. In ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 26 (4) p. 24.
In this article we investigate information scraps -- personal information where content has been scribbled on Post-it notes, scrawled on the corners of sheets of paper, stuck in our pockets, sent in email messages to ourselves, and stashed in miscellaneous digital text files. Information scraps encode information ranging from ideas and sketches to notes, reminders, shipment tracking numbers, driving directions, and even poetry. Although information scraps are ubiquitous, we have much still to learn about these loose forms of information practice. Why do we keep information scraps outside of our traditional PIM applications? What role do information scraps play in our overall information practice? How might PIM applications be better designed to accommodate and support information scraps' creation, manipulation and retrieval? We pursued these questions by studying the information scrap practices of 27 knowledge workers at five organizations. Our observations shed light on information scraps' content, form, media, and location. From this data, we elaborate on the typical information scrap lifecycle, and identify common roles that information scraps play: temporary storage, archiving, work-in-progress, reminding, and management of unusual data. These roles suggest a set of unmet design needs in current PIM tools: lightweight entry, unconstrained content, flexible use and adaptability, visibility, and mobility.
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Miller, Robert C., Chou, Victoria H., Bernstein, Michael S., Little, Greg, Kleek, Max Van, Karger, David R. and Schraefel, M. C. (2008): Inky: a sloppy command line for the web with rich visual feedback. In: Cousins, Steve B. and Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel (eds.) Proceedings of the 21st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology October 19-22, 2008, Monterey, CA, USA. pp. 131-140.
Kalofonos, Dimitris N., Antoniou, Zoe, Reynolds, Franklin, Kleek, Max Van, Strauss, Jacob and Wisner, Paul (2008): MyNet: A Platform for Secure P2P Personal and Social Networking Services. In: PerCom 2008 - Sixth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 17-21 March, 2008, Hong Kong. pp. 135-146.
Kleek, Max Van, Bernstein, Michael, Karger, David R. and Schraefel, M. C. (2007): Gui -- phooey!: the case for text input. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology October 7-10, 2007, Newport, Rhode Island, USA. pp. 193-202.
Information cannot be found if it is not recorded. Existing rich graphical application approaches interfere with user input in many ways, forcing complex interactions to enter simple information, requiring complex cognition to decide where the data should be stored, and limiting the kind of information that can be entered to what can fit into specific applications' data models. Freeform text entry suffers from none of these limitations but produces data that is hard to retrieve or visualize. We describe the design and implementation of Jourknow, a system that aims to bridge these two modalities, supporting lightweight text entry and weightless context capture that produces enough structure to support rich interactive presentation and retrieval of the arbitrary information entered.
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Kleek, Max Van and Shrobe, Howard E. (2007): A Practical Activity Capture Framework for Personal, Lifetime User Modeling. In: Conati, Cristina, McCoy, Kathleen F. and Paliouras, Georgios (eds.) User Modeling 2007 - 11th International Conference - UM 2007 June 25-29, 2007, Corfu, Greece. pp. 298-302.
Robertson, Paul, Laddaga, Robert and Kleek, Max Van (2004): Virtual mouse vision based interface. In: Nunes, Nuno Jardim and Rich, Charles (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2004 January 13-16, 2004, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. pp. 177-183.
A vision-based virtual mouse interface is described that utilizes a robotic head, visual tracking of the users head and hand positions and recognition of user hand signs to control an intelligent kiosk. The user interface supports, among other things, smooth control of the mouse pointer and buttons using hand signs and movements. The algorithms and architecture of real-time vision and robot controller are described.
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Tang, John C., Yankelovich, Nicole, Begole, James, Kleek, Max Van, Li, Francis and Bhalodia, Janak (2001): ConNexus to Awarenex: Extending Awareness to Mobile Users. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, Michel and Jacob, Robert J. K. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2001 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference March 31 - April 5, 2001, Seattle, Washington, USA. pp. 221-228.
We explored the use of awareness information to facilitate communication by developing a series of prototypes. The ConNexus prototype integrates awareness information, instant messaging, and other communication channels in an interface that runs on a desktop computer. The Awarenex prototype extends that functionality to wireless handheld devices, such as a Palm. A speech interface also enables callers to make use of the awareness information over the telephone. While the prototypes offer similar functionality, the interfaces reflect the different design affordances and use context of each platform. We discuss the design implications of providing awareness information on devices with varying interface and network characteristics.
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