Taskmaster: recasting email as task management


Email has come to play a central role in task management, yet email tool features have remained relatively static in recent years, lagging behind users’ evolving practices. The Taskmaster system narrows this gap by recasting email as task management and embedding task-centric resources directly in the client. During this workshop, we will describe the field research that inspired Taskmaster and the principles behind its design. We will also show how user studies conducted with “live” email data over a two-week period revealed the value of a task-centric approach to email system design and its potential benefits for overloaded users.

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@inproceedings{Bellotti2002TaskmasterRE, title={Taskmaster: recasting email as task management}, author={Victoria Bellotti and Nicolas Ducheneaut and Mark Howard and Ian Smith}, year={2002} }