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ModeSwitching final presentation

  1. 1. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Xiaohan Liu Capstone 2010 Advised by Erik Stolterman & Marty Siegel
  2. 2. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  3. 3. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  4. 4. “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
  5. 5. 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. ”
  6. 6. Imagine you took some photos at a party, and want to share them with friends later…
  7. 7. “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
  8. 8. “…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
  9. 9. “What we take for granted we give up the possibility of changing or improving.” Richard Wurman
  10. 10. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  11. 11. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  12. 12. Observations
  13. 13. Interviews Focus group
  14. 14. Diary study
  15. 15. Field studies
  16. 16. Findings
  17. 17. Divided Attention Selective Attention Focused Attention
  18. 18. Procrastination
  19. 19. Procrastination “When I have to clean the floor, I go to play games; when I have to write a paper, I clean the floor.”
  20. 20. Compulsion
  21. 21. Compulsion “I couldn’t stop checking my emails all through the day although I know most of them are not important at all.”
  22. 22. So what makes people behave like that?
  23. 23. Interruptions
  24. 24. Hyper-connectedness
  25. 25. Obligation “I don’t like Facebook, but I feel I have the obligation to check it and see what my friends are doing.”
  26. 26. Abilities & Perceptions
  27. 27. Internal > External Individual > Social
  28. 28. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  29. 29. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  30. 30. Peripheral awareness
  31. 31. Desktop gadgets Ambient clock Mousepad calculator
  32. 32. Time tracking
  33. 33. Toggl ManicTime SlimTimer
  34. 34. RescueTime
  35. 35. Distraction free
  36. 36. Ommwriter
  37. 37. Ommwriter Scrivener
  38. 38. Ommwriter Scrivener LeechBlock
  39. 39. DarkRoom
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  42. 42. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  43. 43. Sketches
  44. 44. Sketches
  45. 45. Sketches
  46. 46. Paper Prototyping
  47. 47. Prototyping iterations
  48. 48. Prototyping iterations
  49. 49. Prototyping iterations
  50. 50. 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.
  51. 51. Track Switch Setup
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. 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
  54. 54. 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
  55. 55. 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
  56. 56. Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers Cancel OK
  57. 57. Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com Cancel OK
  58. 58. Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com Cancel OK
  59. 59. Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com www.twitter.com Cancel OK
  60. 60. Step 2: Websites managing Social media free Type the links below or load from browsers www.facebook.com www.twitter.com Cancel OK
  61. 61. 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
  62. 62. Step 2: Websites managing Social media free www.facebook.com www.twitter.com www.gmail.com www.youtube.com Cancel OK
  63. 63. Track Switch Setup
  64. 64. Switch modes Switch to a different working mode by clicking on a circle below: Normal Obligatory Current Social Media Free
  65. 65. 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
  66. 66. 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
  67. 67. Mode switched! This mode will be locked from now till 11:10am
  68. 68. Time is up. Mode unlocked!
  69. 69. Track Switch Setup
  70. 70. Track Switch Setup Track modes Week/Day/Hour view 8:43am Now 8:43pm
  71. 71. 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
  72. 72. Usability testing Interface
  73. 73. Usability testing Experience
  74. 74. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  75. 75. ModeSwitching A desktop application that defends against digital information overload Discussion Introduction Research Design & Evaluation Exemplars
  76. 76. Will the design solve the problem? How can I use it?
  77. 77. Is the design enough?
  78. 78. How do you envision future design directions?
  79. 79. How does this contribute to HCI?
  80. 80. 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
  81. 81. Thank you! Questions?
  82. 82. 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/

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