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eye-q: eyeglass peripheral display for subtle intimate notifications

eye-q: eyeglass peripheral display for subtle intimate notifications
eye-q: eyeglass peripheral display for subtle intimate notifications
Mobile devices are generally used in public, where the user is surrounded by others not involved in the interaction. Audible notification cues are often a cause of unnecessary disruption and distraction both for co-located people and even for the user to whom they are directed. We present a wearable peripheral display embedded in eyeglasses that delivers subtle, discreet and unobtrusive cues. The display is personal and intimate; it delivers visual cues in the wearers' periphery without disrupting their immediate environment. A user study conducted to validate the design reveals that the display is effective and subtle in notifying users. Experimental results show, with significance, that the cues can be designed to meet specific levels of visibility and disruption for the wearer, so that some cues are less noticeable when the user is not under high workload, which is highly desirable in many practical circumstances. Hence, peripheral notification displays can provide an effective solution for designing socially acceptable notification displays, unobtrusive to the user and the immediate environment.
211-218
Costanza, Enrico
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Inverso, Samuel A.
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Pavlov, Elan
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Allen, Rebecca
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Maes, Pattie
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Pavlov, Elan
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Allen, Rebecca
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Costanza, Enrico, Inverso, Samuel A., Pavlov, Elan, Allen, Rebecca and Maes, Pattie (2006) eye-q: eyeglass peripheral display for subtle intimate notifications At MobileHCI '06: Proceedings of the 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services. , pp. 211-218.

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Abstract

Mobile devices are generally used in public, where the user is surrounded by others not involved in the interaction. Audible notification cues are often a cause of unnecessary disruption and distraction both for co-located people and even for the user to whom they are directed. We present a wearable peripheral display embedded in eyeglasses that delivers subtle, discreet and unobtrusive cues. The display is personal and intimate; it delivers visual cues in the wearers' periphery without disrupting their immediate environment. A user study conducted to validate the design reveals that the display is effective and subtle in notifying users. Experimental results show, with significance, that the cues can be designed to meet specific levels of visibility and disruption for the wearer, so that some cues are less noticeable when the user is not under high workload, which is highly desirable in many practical circumstances. Hence, peripheral notification displays can provide an effective solution for designing socially acceptable notification displays, unobtrusive to the user and the immediate environment.

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Published date: 2006
Venue - Dates: MobileHCI '06: Proceedings of the 8th conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services, 2006-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 270955
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270955
PURE UUID: 5b0a70bd-d0c6-480d-80d3-ae36a45c1eb1

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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2010 16:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:49

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Author: Enrico Costanza
Author: Samuel A. Inverso
Author: Elan Pavlov
Author: Rebecca Allen
Author: Pattie Maes

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