A preliminary study of an intelligent system facilitating selective notification attendance on smartphones via alert assistance

Yi Hao Shih, Tang Jie Chang, Jian Hua Jiang Chen, Hao Ping Lee, Yung Ju Chang

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Abstract

A large body of interruptibility research has attempted to minimize disruptions caused by smartphone notifications. Yet, little research has explored ways to enable users to selectively attend to notifications, which can occur as early as users first notice the notification alert and start to speculate about its source. Nevertheless, users' speculation may not be always accurate. We took the first step in helping users make speculations about notifications to facilitate selective attendance. We developed Notiware, an Android app that helps users speculate about notifications by generating alert assistance when it detects that the app of an arriving notification cannot be correctly speculated. An ESM study with 30 users who used Notiware for 4 weeks shows that, overall, Notiware increased the accuracy of participants' speculation of notification app by 28%. Moreover, Notiware helped the participants skipped irrelevant notifications 1.21 times more often than without the assistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2020 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages468-473
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380768
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Sep 2020
Event2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2020 - Virtual, Online, Mexico
Duration: 12 Sep 202017 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2020 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Conference

Conference2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2020
CountryMexico
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/09/2017/09/20

Keywords

  • intelligent system
  • notification source
  • receptivity

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