Shared Text Input for Note Taking on Handheld Devices


Shared text input is a technique we implemented into a note taking system
for facilitating text entry on small devices. Instead of writing out words
on the tedious text entry interfaces found on handheld computers, users
can quickly reuse words and phrases already entered by others. Sharing
notes during a meeting also increases awareness among note takers. We
found that filtering the text to share was appropriate to deal with a
variety of design issues such as screen real estate, scalability, privacy,
reciprocity, and predictability of text location