Audio reminders in the home environment

McGee-Lennon, M.R., Wolters, M. and McBryan, T. (2007) Audio reminders in the home environment. In: 13th International Conference on Auditory Display, Montreal, QC, Canada, 26-29 June 2007, pp. 437-444.

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In this paper we report an experimental comparison between three different types of audio reminders in the home setting: speech, earcons, and a simple pager sound. We examine how quickly and accurately participants were able to interpret the reminders, and to what extent presentation of the reminders interfered with a digit span background task. In addition, a questionnaire was used to gather user preferences and attitudes towards the different types of reminders. Although participants perform best with speech reminders, there are large inter-subject differences in performance, and over 50% prefer non-speech audio reminders. The implications for the design and application of auditory interfaces for home-based reminder systems are discussed.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:ISBN: 0967090423
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGee-Lennon, Dr Marilyn
Authors: McGee-Lennon, M.R., Wolters, M., and McBryan, T.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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