This study examines the time management strategies of individuals in an academic institution and gathers information on the complex temporal structures they experience and manage. Its focus is on how electronic tools can be designed to incorporate the temporal structures that govern time usage and thus, help individuals to better manage their time. This work consists of an exploratory field study to gather data on how people use temporal structures with electronic tools. This is followed by a survey that will be given to a larger group of respondents in the same subject population examined with the field study. The survey will test the hypotheses developed from a literature review on time management coupled with the information uncovered in the field study. Finally a prototype computer time management tool will be developed and distributed on a trial basis to the same community surveyed. A brief follow-up study will then be conducted on the prototype’s use.
Wu, Dezhi; Tremaine, Marylin; and Hiltz, Starr Roxanne, "Time Experience within an Organization: How do Individuals Manage Temporal Demands and What Technology Can We Build to Support Them?" (2005). AMCIS 2005 Proceedings. 464.