Abstract: This study considers Personal Information Management (PIM) processes for system design and development. Keeping, managing, maintaining and re-finding are the main processes in PIM. A control lab based-user evaluation was conducted to compare our proposed system (photo refinder) against baseline system. Users opinions and time taken to complete each process were used as criteria for efficiency. Findings revealed that photo refinder makes keeping and managing processes interesting, maintaining process satisfying and interesting and re-finding process easy, relaxing, simple, satisfying and interesting. Findings also showed that, users took significantly longer time to complete keeping and managing processes using photo refinder compared to the baseline system, meanwhile, they took significantly less time to complete re-finding task using photo refinder compared to the baseline system. The results suggest that, supporting PIM processes including the introduced features (delete in keeping process, tag and annotation in managing process, track all the changes in maintaining process, search and browse in re-finding process) are potentially efficient for improving personal photographs management in general and re-finding in particular.
Mohammad Rustom Al Nasar, Masnizah Mohd and Nazlena Mohamad Ali, 2017. Evaluation on Personal Information Management Processes. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 16: 660-666.