Let me share a good news with you! I’ve delivered a talk on “Designing UX for a Digital Work Environment for Projects Management” at User Experience Russia 2010. The main research question of the project – how to create a system that would enable user to concentrate on important projects for her, switch back and force between projects without loosing context, return to context of past projects. I shared his perspective on how to get help from computer in multitasking. Existing desktop metaphor doesn’t enable user to save context of her activities, and constant task switching leads to loose of context – user just forgets about some of her activities. Project Universe was designed to solve exactly this kind of problem.
More info on Project Universe here