Managing Digital Distractions

Speaker:  Duncan P Brumby – London, United Kingdom
Topic(s):  Human Computer Interaction


Our daily activities are constantly punctuated by interruptions and maintaining focus can be challenging. In this talk, I’ll discuss the results of our research aimed at understanding how people manage digital distractions. To investigate this question, we have used different research methods and approaches, from controlled lab experiments, to situated observational studies, and online studies with crowdsourcing platforms. The results of this research give insights into how people can better manage digital interruptions, and how systems can be better designed to help people maintain focus.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  54
Duration:  50 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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