This webpage presents a brief overview of the M5 project: Making
Multiple Monitors More Manageable. With the increased research
attention in the area of multiple-monitor systems and the rising
ubiquity of them, there are many different issues that need to be
addressed. Initial work in the area indicates that one such issue will
be window management, as users now may have twice or thrice as much
display area to manage as they had previously.
We contend that despite many interesting and important pieces of
research related to window management, as a research community we
still know very little of both the way people actually use window
operations and of the higher-level intentions behind such use. Such an
understanding can greatly benefit those attempting to solve window
management issues specifically for multiple monitor systems since
their solutions can incorporate a broader understanding of user goals.
We have conducted two studies of window management to develop a better
understanding of window management; links are listed above.
We are grateful that the National Science Foundation has provided support
for the M5 project under Grant #0414667.
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