Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

NotePals: Lightweight Note Taking by the Group, for the Group

Richard C. Davis, Jason A. Brotherton, James A. Landay, Morgan N. Price and Bill N. Schilit

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-98-997
1998

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1998/CSD-98-997.pdf

NotePals is an ink-based, collaborative note taking application that runs on personal digital assistants (PDAs). Meeting participants write notes in their own handwriting on a PDA. These notes are shared with other participants by synchronizing later with a shared note repository. NotePals is distinguished by its lightweight process, interface, and hardware. This paper describes the design and implementation of NotePals, its web-based note repository, and the results of an informal user study. The results indicate that taking notes on NotePals produces minutes that are comparable to paper in terms of speed and legibility, and the notes are far easier to share with others.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Davis:CSD-98-997,
    Author = {Davis, Richard C. and Brotherton, Jason A. and Landay, James A. and Price, Morgan N. and Schilit, Bill N.},
    Title = {NotePals: Lightweight Note Taking by the Group, for the Group},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1998},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1998/5354.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-98-997},
    Abstract = {NotePals is an ink-based, collaborative note taking application that runs on personal digital assistants (PDAs). Meeting participants write notes in their own handwriting on a PDA. These notes are shared with other participants by synchronizing later with a shared note repository. NotePals is distinguished by its lightweight process, interface, and hardware. This paper describes the design and implementation of NotePals, its web-based note repository, and the results of an informal user study. The results indicate that taking notes on NotePals produces minutes that are comparable to paper in terms of speed and legibility, and the notes are far easier to share with others.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Davis, Richard C.
%A Brotherton, Jason A.
%A Landay, James A.
%A Price, Morgan N.
%A Schilit, Bill N.
%T NotePals: Lightweight Note Taking by the Group, for the Group
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1998
%@ UCB/CSD-98-997
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1998/5354.html
%F Davis:CSD-98-997