A conceptual framework for smart device-based notifications

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The amount of information available for a person at a given time is growing at a disproportioned rate. Moreover, smart devices are becoming more and more popular. To avoid that human’s attention becomes a bottleneck and improve the number of notifications delivered to users, we believe that smart devices could serve as notifications mechanisms. This paper summarizes and concludes the efforts of a research project focusing on the use of smart devices as notification mechanisms. The goal of the framework is to assist researchers and developers in the conceptualization of smart device-based notifications. Furthermore, this paper presents the results of three evaluations. First, it describes the results of a survey on the need for novel notification mechanisms and the utility of smart devices as notification delivery mechanisms. Second, the results of a quantitative assessment on the impact of notifications delivered through smart devices compared with notifications delivered through smartphones. Results show that smart devices are useful to deliver valuable information and the quantitative assessment discovered that there is no significant difference between smart devices and smartphones delivering notifications. Finally, the applicability of the framework was evaluated and considered useful by software developers.

Tipo de publicación: Journal Article

Publicado en: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

Autores
  • Gustavo Lopez
  • Luis A. Guerrero

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Gustavo López Herrera
Luis Alberto Guerrero Blanco

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Potenciando el awareness en trabajos colaborativos mediante la incorporación de interfaces no tradicionales como mecanismos de interacción

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A conceptual framework for smart device-based notifications