CHI 2007 Advance Program: Session Details

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Attention & Interruption (Papers)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


How it Works: A Field Study of Non-Technical Users Interacting with an Intelligent System

Joe Tullio
Anind Dey
Jason Chalecki
James Fogarty

We describe a novel field study of how usersÂ’ mental models develop around an intelligent system. Designers can use our results to design user interfaces to correct flawed mental models.


Matching Attentional Draw with Utility in Interruption

Jennifer Gluck
Andrea Bunt
Joanna McGrenere

Demonstrates that matching interruption signal salience to interruption utility decreases annoyance and increases benefit. Applying this matching strategy will help mitigate the negative perception of interruptions in many systems today.


Biases in Human Estimation of Interruptibility: Effects and Implications for Practice

Daniel Avrahami
James Fogarty
Scott E. Hudson

Describes a study examining the differences between self-reports of interruptibility, and estimates of that interruptibility, provided by others. Our findings are important for successful design of CMC and awareness systems.