Supporting User Awareness Using Smart Device-Based Notifications

TítuloSupporting User Awareness Using Smart Device-Based Notifications
Tipo de publicaciónBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AutoresLópez, G, Guerrero, LA
EditorGarcía, CR, Caballero-Gil, P, Burmester, M, Quesada-Arencibia, A
Book TitleUbiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
Volumen 10069
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN Number978-3-319-48746-5
Palabras claveHuman attention, Notification, Smart devices Interruption, User experience

This paper provides an overview of a doctoral research project which focuses in developing a framework to allow smart device-based notifications to provide user awareness. Notifications are mechanisms by which the user’s attention is driven to specific tasks or events. Notifications should provide a balance between intrusiveness and value in order to avoid annoyed users. The results reported in this paper include 50 % of the overall results expected for the project. The first step was to conduct a systematic literature review assessing the use of smart devices to deliver notifications, the second step was the development of a framework to allow notification coordination among smart devices and the third result is a laboratory case study assessing the framework. Future work includes two case studies in real scenarios and further analysis of usage patterns identified during this research.