Laevo

Laevo is a temporal activity-centric desktop interface originally designed for knowledge work on a single personal computer within an office setting. It is capable of persisting, restoring and managing window configurations and files within dedicated workspaces (virtual desktops) which are managed on a timeline and a to-do list. As part of the NeXGSD project, Laevo is currently being extended to support members of an agile distributed Scrum team in their collaboration across borders.

Laevo addresses two open issues within Activity-Based Computing (ABC) research; the question of how to manage large quantities of activities, and the problem of having unclear activity demarcations. Introducing the temporal dimension along which activities can be organized not only addresses the scalability problem of prior ABC systems, but also makes the activity life cycle more explicit to the user. Additional features like redirecting incoming interruptions to new or existing activities further supports the dynamic nature of activities.

 

Laevo is a temporal activity-centric desktop interface originally designed for knowledge work on a single personal computer within an office setting. It is capable of persisting, restoring and managing window configurations and files within dedicated workspaces (virtual desktops) which are managed on a timeline and a to-do list. As part of the NeXGSD project, Laevo is currently being extended to support members of an agile distributed Scrum team in their collaboration across borders.

Laevo addresses two open issues within Activity-Based Computing (ABC) research; the question of how to manage large quantities of activities, and the problem of having unclear activity demarcations. Introducing the temporal dimension along which activities can be organized not only addresses the scalability problem of prior ABC systems, but also makes the activity life cycle more explicit to the user. Additional features like redirecting incoming interruptions to new or existing activities further supports the dynamic nature of activities.

 

Laevo is a temporal activity-centric desktop interface originally designed for knowledge work on a single personal computer within an office setting. It is capable of persisting, restoring and managing window configurations and files within dedicated workspaces (virtual desktops) which are managed on a timeline and a to-do list. As part of the NeXGSD project, Laevo is currently being extended to support members of an agile distributed Scrum team in their collaboration across borders.

Laevo addresses two open issues within Activity-Based Computing (ABC) research; the question of how to manage large quantities of activities, and the problem of having unclear activity demarcations. Introducing the temporal dimension along which activities can be organized not only addresses the scalability problem of prior ABC systems, but also makes the activity life cycle more explicit to the user. Additional features like redirecting incoming interruptions to new or existing activities further supports the dynamic nature of activities.

 

Laevo is a temporal activity-centric desktop interface originally designed for knowledge work on a single personal computer within an office setting. It is capable of persisting, restoring and managing window configurations and files within dedicated workspaces (virtual desktops) which are managed on a timeline and a to-do list. As part of the NeXGSD project, Laevo is currently being extended to support members of an agile distributed Scrum team in their collaboration across borders.

Laevo addresses two open issues within Activity-Based Computing (ABC) research; the question of how to manage large quantities of activities, and the problem of having unclear activity demarcations. Introducing the temporal dimension along which activities can be organized not only addresses the scalability problem of prior ABC systems, but also makes the activity life cycle more explicit to the user. Additional features like redirecting incoming interruptions to new or existing activities further supports the dynamic nature of activities.