Interruptibility Map: Geographical analysis of users' interruptibility in smart cities

Mikio Obuchi, Tadashi Okoshi, Takuro Yonezawa, Jin Nakazawa, Hideyuki Tokuda

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Abstract

Investigating users' interruptibility as an indicator of his/her attention status has been essential in recent pervasive computing where the users' attention resources get scarce against ever increasing amounts of information. In this paper, we address research problems related to the users' available interruptibility, their physical activities, and their current locations and situations. We propose the 'Interruptibility Map', a geographical tool for analyzing and visualizing the user's local interruptibility status in the context of smart city research. Our map describes where citizens are expected to feel more or less interruptive against notifications produced by computing devices, which are known to have negative effects on work productivity, emotion, and psychological state. We conducted a continuous analysis from our previous research and a new additional in-the-wild user study for 2 weeks with 29 participants to investigate the relationship between one's interruptibility and their locations and situations. As a highlight of our findings, we found certain pairs of user activity change and a location that showed better interruptibility to users, such as an activity change of 'when user's riding car(bus) stops' in the bus commute situation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages357-362
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043385
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 2
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017 - Kona, Big Island, United States
Duration: 2017 Mar 132017 Mar 17

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017
CountryUnited States
CityKona, Big Island
Period17/3/1317/3/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Obuchi, M., Okoshi, T., Yonezawa, T., Nakazawa, J., & Tokuda, H. (2017). Interruptibility Map: Geographical analysis of users' interruptibility in smart cities. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017 (pp. 357-362). [7917588] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2017.7917588