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Title:
A User Study on Awareness Signals for Social Communication
Author:
Dimitra Anastasiou: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany Wilco Hueten: OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany Susanne Boll: Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings from the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Dublin, September 17-18, 2015
Issue:
105
Article no.:
002
Pages:
7-12
No. of pages:
6
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2016-09-16
ISBN:
978-91-7685-679-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Very often today people are depending on distant social communication to maintain contact with their working groups or families. This distant communication happens often very abruptly without any awareness signal in advance. This paper presents a Wizard-of-Oz user study based on awareness signals, specifically illumination and sound effects, which were triggered by an experimenter before the communication started. Participants had to test a distant vs. a close light vs. a sound effect vs. combination of light-sound vs. absence of any signals. Although the distant light was in the periphery of the focused attention of the users, it was generally better accepted, though less perceptible than the close light. Promising results towards “peripheral awareness“ show that the existence of triggered awareness signals in the unobtrusive periphery transmit a communication message fluently to the users.

Keywords: awareness, human-computer interaction, interaction design, social communication

Proceedings from the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Dublin, September 17-18, 2015

Author:
Dimitra Anastasiou, Wilco Hueten, Susanne Boll
Title:
A User Study on Awareness Signals for Social Communication
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Proceedings from the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Dublin, September 17-18, 2015

Author:
Dimitra Anastasiou, Wilco Hueten, Susanne Boll
Title:
A User Study on Awareness Signals for Social Communication
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