User/Use Diagram

As an elaboration on who our target users are (knowledge workers), what the target use is (knowledge work) and how it maps onto current and future  Hyperwords features, I have put together a diagram at:  http://www.hyperwords.net/feature_map The columns on the left are about the work we need to augment, along with a few critical sub-tasks (Click for more info):

finding useful information
avoiding useless information
reading
analyze
dialog & production 

The columns on the right are the commands we offer and plan to offer (in italic). This list is not in the order of our menu, but reordered to better fit the general work outline:

search
references
translate
view
print
shop
about this page
convert
go
copy
map
email
tag
blog

Click on the diagram to zoom in and out.


More Info

Here is the list of general uses with specific uses attached. What do you think of this arrangement? Add/Delete?


finding useful information Find relevant information efficiently
convenient searches
reference look-ups
Navigation along dimensions (people, dialog, inbound links, related, time)


avoiding useless information Not have to trawl through large amounts of noise (same as above, but not searches)
reference look-ups
Navigation along dimensions (people, dialog, inbound links, related, time, home page)


reading Internalize important information
Views (pleasant, color coded, annotations)


analyze Analyze information
reference look-ups
translations
other views
compare & contrast
other applications


dialog & production Discuss information and issues with colleagues and external people, file reports
through voice calls/Skype
through sending emails
through IM
through tagging
through blogging
through annotation
through creating new documents

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