Is there any study on the usability of Portalized views?
Basically we are looking at collating information from a number of
sources and providing a single view of all actionable items to the
user. One of the common metaphors that come to mind is that of an
inbox, where all action items can reside.
However due to the number of database calls that have to be made,
there has been a suggestion to use a 'portalized' view for this
I'm usually not in favor or a portal that just collects information
for view without providing value-adds in the form of associated tasks,
but this seems to be a popular model in enterprise applications. Is
there any study on this?