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Concept Time

Portability Planning

Properties One week to a page Each week is numbered States the days of the weeks Small Lightweight Notes can be written Reminders Information keeping

Benefits Allows the user to keep check of weekly event

Possible Issues User may become dependent.




Each page contains a month

Can be taken anywhere CAN BE MISPLACED Appointments can be Appointments made may be cancelled or changed Information can Can record be misused if it important fall into the wrong information hands Encourages you to write User can see any User may forget important events days said events ahead Anyone has access Appointments can be made No need to flip pages Anyone has Access Can be used to note important yearly events Can be taken/ misplaced User may not remember the significance of day Difficult to make lengthy notes on Can be overlooked Can be forgotten

Accessibility Placed on any wall Planning/ Memory Wall planner Time Days can be marked off As important

Shows the year on one board/ page Accessibility Placed on any wall planning Events/ appointments

a. Describe the conceptual model that underlie the design of: A personal pocket-sized calendar /diary A wall calendar A wall planner

1. Time and time management is the main activity and object of Calendars.

2. These three artifacts differ :





All artifacts leverage the concepts of years, months, and days in chronological order and are based on is keeping track of appointments and dates. . They differ by their emphasis on certain aspects of time (i.e. for a pocket diary it specifies on the week, the wall calendar specifies on the month and the wall planner specifies on the year) The layout of information varies due to the level of detail that the calendar intends to provide. For wall calendars and pocket diaries the information is spread over a number of pages while the wall planner shows a years worth of information on one page. Wall calendars and diaries feature day of the week information allow space for planning activities or to mark an event. Diaries are strongly based on planning appointments, more so than wall calendars. Wall planners do not have much space for this option. Wall planners and diaries usually contain seasonal information or themes such as quotes, pictures, facts, recipes, ect. Wall planners and wall calendars are both designed to be used in a single place (hung upon a wall), unlike dairies that are created in book format in order to be portable. What metaphors have been used in the design of their physical interface? The pocket calendar is basically a week. While the wall calendar is a month and the wall planner is a year. Do users understand the conceptual models these are based on in the ways intended? Yes the users understand that each Calendar allows for different things to be accomplished based on its given time spans. Do they match the different user needs? YES. Users that need to just keep track of the dates can use the wall planner. The ones that need more space to keep track of items that day can use the month planner. And the ones that want to use a full days schedule use the week at a time. Now describe the conceptual models that underlie the design of: 1. An electronic personal calendar found on a personal organizer or handheld computer. 2. A shared calendar found on the web. I. How do they differ from the equivalent physical artifacts? They both function on electronic screens and can be shared with other users. Can hold more information than a pocket diary and can be altered multiple times


What new functionality has been provided? Voice alerts, reminders and alarms. The option to make notes years ahead, the online sharing of calendars. What interface metaphors have been used? The metaphors are those of the hardcopy wall calendar, wall planner and pocket diary. Are the functions and interface metaphors well integrated? Yes, users can turn pages, make long notes, and alter their calendar to their preference of a diary, planner and calendar. What kinds of problems do users have with these interactive kinds of calendars? Users that are not familiar with electronic devices may not be inclined to use them; they are easily frustrated and can miss appointments. Why do you think this is? Lack of understanding and the program is not user accommodating.