Project Management Graphics (or Gantt Charts), by Edward Tufte Computer screens are generally too small for an overview of big serious projects.
Horizontal and vertical scrolling are necessary to see more than about 40 horizontal time lines for a reasonable period of time.
Chronic media multitasking is quickly becoming ubiquitous, although processing multiple incoming streams of information is considered a challenge for human cognition.
A series of experiments addressed whether there are systematic differences in information processing styles between chronically heavy and light media multitaskers.
The primary purposes of basic research (as opposed to applied research) are documentation, discovery, interpretation, or the research and development (R&D) of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge.
However, it is unknown whether and how chronic heavy multitaskers process information differently than individuals who do not frequently multitask (viewing multitasking as a trait, not simply a state).
A trait media multitasking index was developed to identify groups of heavy and light media multitaskers.
These two groups were then compared along established cognitive control dimensions.
Research comprises "creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications." It is used to establish or confirm facts, reaffirm the results of previous work, solve new or existing problems, support theorems, or develop new theories.
A research project may also be an expansion on past work in the field.