Thomas Köhn

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People complete tasks more quickly when they have concrete plans. However, they often fail to create such action plans. (How) can systems provide these concrete steps automatically? This article demonstrates that these benefits can also be realized when these plans are created by others or reused from similar tasks. Four experiments test these approaches,(More)
This paper introduces privacy and accountability techniques for crowd-powered systems. We focus on email task management: tasks are an implicit part of every inbox, but the overwhelming volume of incoming email can bury important requests. We present <i>EmailValet</i>, an email client that recruits remote assistants from an expert crowdsourcing marketplace.(More)
Searching for parking spaces on the street causes as ignificant part of the urban traffic and results in extra costs forthe drivers in termsoftime and fuel consumption. Existing approaches to predict the availability of parking spaces have significant drawbacks as they are either expensive or rely on the usersínformation. This article deals with the(More)
Crowd-powered systems combine the power of human judgment and creativity with the speed and precision of computers. These systems can efficiently help people be more productive in ways that no single human assistant or computer program could accomplish alone. To provide help with personal information management, crowd-workers need access to people's(More)
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