Designing multimodal reminders for the home: pairing content with presentation

Williamson, J.R., McGee-Lennon, M. and Brewster, S. (2012) Designing multimodal reminders for the home: pairing content with presentation. In: ICMI '12 Proceedings of the 14th ACM international conference on Multimodal interaction, Santa Monica, CA, USA, 22-26 Oct 2012. ACM New York: New York, NY, USA, pp. 445-448. ISBN 9781450314671

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Reminder systems are a specific range of technologies for care at home that can deliver notifications or reminders (such as 'take your medication') to assist with daily living. How to best deliver these reminders is an interesting research challenge. Today's technologies have the potential to deliver the notifications in a range of output modalities. The delivery methods can be selected both by the system (depending on what devices are available in the home) and on the users' needs, capabilities and preferences. This paper describes a user-centred approach to the design of multimodal output for reminders in the home. In a focus group study (N=15), this paper explores how six output modalities could be used to present reminders in a home setting. The results demonstrate user requirements that can be incorporated into the early phases of the design of a multimodal reminder system.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGee-Lennon, Dr Marilyn and Williamson, Dr Julie and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Williamson, J.R., McGee-Lennon, M., and Brewster, S.
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Publisher:ACM New York

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