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Q- What user behaviors are people doing already that imply structure that is not being instantiated into a literal structure

Last updated April 29, 2022

Authored By:: P- Rob Haisfield #questions/core

This will be a primary research question of the interviews, as it is the sort of thing you need to see in action. User behavior will often reveal a structure that they did not know they had. For example, people will use multiple colors to highlight sections of books, where the colors each mean something different. Roam is able to infer that the nesting and branching people do thoughtlessly as they write in outliners is meaningful information for queries. People will use shorthand to communicate structure to themselves. How can we leverage what researchers and decision makers are already doing as they manage their knowledge?

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