E-mail is an integral part of both personal as well as professional correspondence in today’s world. By extension, a thorough and in-depth analysis of personal e-mail correspondence could provide interesting, useful and perhaps even surprising insights regarding our communications and usage behaviour of this medium. Unfortunately, current e-mail clients provide only limited support for this kind of analysis. Prior research has explored the potential of this idea (e.g., ), but the required tools are limited in their accessibility or availability. The goal of this research topic is to develop a tool for analysing and visualizing patterns in personal e-mail correspondence.
Recommended prior knowledge: Programming language, tools and frameworks can be freely chosen. Prior knowledge in relevant standards (IETF RFC 822, 2822, bzw. 5322), transfer protocols (POP, IMAP) and (client-side) storage formats (mbox) are recommended.
Please apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short statement about your background and interest related to HCI and this research topic.