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    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Xiaohan Liu Capstone 2010 Advised by Erik Stolterman & Marty Siegel
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • “A weekday edition of The New York Times contains more information than the average person was likely to come across in a lifetime in seventeenth-century England.” Richard Wurman
    • Information overload by Alvin Toffler: “The difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information. ”
    • Imagine you took some photos at a party, and want to share them with friends later…
    • “Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” Herbert Simon
    • “…distraction is like an epidemic—a cognitive plague that has the potential to wipe out an entire generation of focused and productive thought.” David Meyer
    • “What we take for granted we give up the possibility of changing or improving.” Richard Wurman
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • Observations
    • Interviews Focus group
    • Diary study
    • Field studies
    • Findings
    • Divided Attention Selective Attention Focused Attention
    • Procrastination
    • Procrastination “When I have to clean the floor, I go to play games; when I have to write a paper, I clean the floor.”
    • Compulsion
    • Compulsion “I couldn’t stop checking my emails all through the day although I know most of them are not important at all.”
    • So what makes people behave like that?
    • Interruptions
    • Hyper-connectedness
    • Obligation “I don’t like Facebook, but I feel I have the obligation to check it and see what my friends are doing.”
    • Abilities & Perceptions
    • Internal > External Individual > Social
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • Peripheral awareness
    • Desktop gadgets Ambient clock Mousepad calculator
    • Time tracking
    • Toggl ManicTime SlimTimer
    • RescueTime
    • Distraction free
    • Ommwriter
    • Ommwriter Scrivener
    • Ommwriter Scrivener LeechBlock
    • DarkRoom
    • I want to design a tool to help people be aware of their working patterns in digital space in a non- intrusive way, creates different working environment, and blocks distractions for multiple applications.
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • Sketches
    • Sketches
    • Sketches
    • Paper Prototyping
    • Prototyping iterations
    • Prototyping iterations
    • Prototyping iterations
    • Persona John Male, 20 College student Spends about 4 hours every day procrastinating, then stays up late at night trying to finish his work. He is not satisfied with how much he gets done everyday.
    • Track Switch Setup
    • Set up modes Click the circles below and set up different modes. Or click on the plus sign to add a new mode. Normal Obligatory
    • Set up modes Click the circles below and set up different modes. Or click on the plus sign to add a new mode. Normal Obligatory
    • Step 1: Applications setup Name mode here Hide open windows Close applications you don’t want to see and no re-opening Tip: Drag icons from the dock to the above boxes
    • Step 1: Applications setup Social Media Free Hide open windows Close applications you don’t want to see and no re-opening Tip: Drag icons from the dock to the above boxes
    • Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers Cancel OK
    • Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com Cancel OK
    • Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com Cancel OK
    • Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com www.twitter.com Cancel OK
    • Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com www.twitter.com Cancel OK
    • Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com www.twitter.com www.gmail.com Cancel OK
    • Step 2: Websites managing Social media free www.facebook.com www.twitter.com www.gmail.com www.youtube.com Cancel OK
    • Track Switch Setup
    • Switch modes Switch to a different working mode by clicking on a circle below: Normal Obligatory Current Social Media Free
    • Switch modes If you want to lock this mode, drag the two triangle sliders to select the start and end time; otherwise, click on ‘Skip’. 8:00am 8:00pm Now 8:32am Skip OK
    • Switch modes If you want to lock this mode, drag the two triangle sliders to select the start and end time; otherwise, click on ‘Skip’. 8:00am 11:10am 8:00pm Now 8:32am Skip OK
    • Mode switched! This mode will be locked from now till 11:10am
    • Time is up. Mode unlocked!
    • Track Switch Setup
    • Track Switch Setup Track modes Week/Day/Hour view 8:43am Now 8:43pm
    • Step 1: Applications setup Name mode here Hide open windows Close applications you don’t want to see and no re-opening Tip: Drag icons from the dock to the above boxes
    • Usability testing Interface
    • Usability testing Experience
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
    • Will the design solve the problem? How can I use it?
    • Is the design enough?
    • How do you envision future design directions?
    • How does this contribute to HCI?
    • Acknowledgements Erik Stolterman, Marty Siegel, Shaowen Bardzell, Eli Blevis, Jeff Bardzell Christian Briggs, Yuebo Wang, Matt Snyder Burr Walker, Chad Camara, Ravikumar Jayaraman, Yujia Zhao, Lynn Dombrowski, Xuan Wang, Jay Steel, Thalith Nasir, Kevin Makice, Varun Khanduja, Tim Bowman, Rod Myers, Binaebi Akah, Lorelei Kelly, Dane Petersen, Seehyun Kim, Sarah Reeder, Heekyoung Jung, Jenny Allen
    • Thank you! Questions?
    • Attributions http://www.motherjones.com/files/images/Blog_Boiling_Frogs.jpg http://www.mydigitallife.info/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/windows-vista-desktop-gadgets-on-sidebar.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/digikuva/27495790/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jronaldlee/4585127996/in/set-72157624007100686/ http://www.savvysugar.com/Can-Overdue-Library-Books-Hurt-My-Credit-Score-1093998 http://thebioblog.com/2009/09/new-findings-uncover-3-genetic-links-to-alzheimers/ http://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail?pid=22449 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20090623/illuminated-mouse-pad-calculator-usb-hub/