Notification display choice for smartphone users: investigating the impact of notification displays on a typing task

Norrie, L. and Murray-Smith, R. (2016) Notification display choice for smartphone users: investigating the impact of notification displays on a typing task. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 8(4), pp. 85-103. (doi:10.4018/IJMHCI.2016100105)

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Abstract

Notification displays have the potential to make smartphone notifications easier to manage when a user is committed to a primary task. The authors investigate the impact of negotiating notifications with six notification displays on a typing task. The results from their lab experiment with 30 participants show that desktop pop-ups were preferred significantly most, the display choice that required the fewest actions to read notifications, and the most actions to respond. The notification bar was least preferred, which required the most actions to read a notification, and the fewest actions to respond. This work is a well-controlled pre-cursor to the application of notification displays in social scenarios. The results motivate the use of external notification displays to manage attention around a smartphone.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Norrie, L., and Murray-Smith, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction
Publisher:IGI Global
ISSN:1942-390X
ISSN (Online):1942-3918

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
554791EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant 2010-14Mary Beth KneafseyEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P505534/1VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE
518721Engineering and Physical Sciences Doctoral Training Grant 2009-13Mary GoodmanEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P504937/1VICE PRINCIPAL RESEARCH & ENTERPRISE