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Contextual Grouping of Digital Assets using Activities

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000220534D
Original Publication Date: 2012-Aug-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Aug-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

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Linux Defenders

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Sebastian K├╝gler: AUTHOR

Abstract

Activities are a way to organize the user's digital assets on a given device (e.g. tablet, phone, desktop computer). Activities group resources, such as documents, images, contacts, applications, widgets into a context.

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Contextual Grouping of Digital Assets using Activities

Activities are a way to organize the user's digital assets on a given device (e.g. tablet, phone, desktop computer). Activities group resources, such as documents, images, contacts, applications, widgets [...] into a context.

A context is a definition or a correlation between assets. A context can be described in terms of a subject, location, task or activity. Context characteristics are used to group and organize resources for the user. A combination of criteria can be used, to define a context, but an abstract, personal conceptual framework is possible just as well. Anything that gives meaning works.

Resources can be files on disk, articles, webpages, contacts, locations, appointments, anything that can be represented digitally and described by an ontology.

Resources are not exclusive to a single Activity, they can be part of zero, one or more Activities.

In the diagram, 3 example Activities are shown:


(1) Visiting friends in London: The travel itinerary, personal data of friends and apps that are likely to come handy when visiting make up this Activity


(2) Appointment with a customer, files and contacts belonging to certain project are part of this activity, it happens at a certain location at a given time (so is connected to calendar, geolocation, as well)


(3) Leisure: light reading and playing a games, it is independant of location and time, but has meaning to the user, nevertheless
The activities overla...