William Jones- Putting Our Digital Information in Its Place: Lessons Learned from Fieldwork and Prototyping in the Keeping Found Things Found Project

Does place matter for digital information? If so, how? Research points to the importance of "place-like" senses of direction, context, connection and control when managing digital information. Support for place in the Personal Project Planner prototype begins with the idea that relevant information can be located with reference to a simple planning document. This document works as a light-weight, editable overlay to existing applications and the stores of information managed by these applications. A basic premise of the Planner is that effective management of personal information can leverage and emerge from informal planning and other everyday activities.