Interfaces of Attention: What if people will outsource management of their attention?

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  • incredible!!!!! i thought about limited capacity of human attention and time resource just earlier 2day!!

    is there any approach 2 a solution? coz in this preso u just mapped the problem..

    unfortunately, yo last slide links are broken
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Interfaces of Attention: What if people will outsource management of their attention?

  1. 1. Interfaces of Attention Yury Lifshits (Yahoo! Research) Twitter: @yurylifshits
  2. 2. Operating System <ul><li>Computer OS </li></ul><ul><li>Phone OS </li></ul><ul><li>In-car OS </li></ul><ul><li>Home OS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human OS </li></ul>Picture source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Operating_system_placement.svg
  3. 3. Nokia Connected Home: http://www.nokia.com/technology/upcoming-innovations/connected-home
  4. 4. Human OS Human Operating System Resources of a human application application application
  5. 5. Human OS from The Matrix
  6. 6. Human resources <ul><li>Time (calendar) </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Physical power </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking power </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise, knowledge (QA) </li></ul><ul><li>Current state, mood </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Attention </li></ul>
  7. 7. Human OS application Human Operating System Resources of a human Human Operating System Resources of a human Human Operating System Resources of a human Human Operating System Resources of a human Human Operating System Resources of a human Human Operating System Resources of a human Human Operating System Resources of a human
  8. 8. Human Operating System application Resources of a human Resources of a human Resources of a human Resources of a human
  9. 9. Human OS application application application Presentation interface Reception interface user data relevance engine
  10. 10. Today <ul><li>Overview of information distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Attention interfaces </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation interface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reception interface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul>
  11. 11. Information Distribution
  12. 12. Trend: Growth of Data <ul><li>Business-generated data </li></ul><ul><li>Products, services, news, wishlists, contact data </li></ul><ul><li>Reality stream, sensors </li></ul><ul><li>Where what have happened </li></ul><ul><li>Expert knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary, issues, typical solutions, object databases, related objects graph </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Sport, concerts, education, corporate, community, private </li></ul><ul><li>Market graph & signals </li></ul><ul><li>Like, interested, use, following, want to buy; votes and ratings </li></ul>
  13. 13. Trend: Growth of Data <ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Video, Internet TV </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Art, architecture, design </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul>
  14. 14. ? delivery channels user (consumer) data publishers YQL middlemen user (producer)
  15. 15. User needs <ul><li>Discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find without search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Filtering </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solving information overload </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information management </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Presentation Interfaces
  17. 17. Stream <ul><li>Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Shared </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ok to miss an entry </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Actions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>connect, put to queue </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Tabs / Folders
  19. 19. Messages, Updates, Alerts
  20. 20. Now <ul><li>Stock, weather, sports scores, traffic, prices, showtimes </li></ul><ul><li>Video news, podcast news, radio </li></ul><ul><li>Last TV episodes </li></ul><ul><li>Trending stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Only last value shown </li></ul><ul><li>Fit everything to one screen </li></ul>
  21. 22. Connections <ul><li>Memory/bookmarks: my books, places, music artists, celebrities, movies </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve to details: status, reviews, current price, contact data </li></ul><ul><li>Attention profile for better aggregation/recommendations </li></ul>
  22. 24. Queue <ul><li>Wishlist: restaurants, books, travel ideas, movies </li></ul><ul><li>Content: video, music artists, blogs, slides </li></ul><ul><li>Things to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords for research </li></ul>
  23. 25. Sharing <ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Places </li></ul>
  24. 26. Random Walk <ul><li>See also </li></ul><ul><li>Similar artists </li></ul><ul><li>Entities in this story </li></ul>
  25. 27. Reception Interfaces
  26. 28. Reception Constraints <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Structure, namespaces </li></ul><ul><li>Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword matching </li></ul>
  27. 29. Forthcoming events <ul><li>HackDay Saint Petersburg </li></ul><ul><li>September 5-6 </li></ul><ul><li>http://hackday.ru </li></ul><ul><li>My talk on two-sided markets </li></ul><ul><li>September 13, 15-35 </li></ul><ul><li>http://logic.pdmi.ras.ru/~infclub </li></ul>
  28. 30. Prototypes <ul><li>Photo reader </li></ul><ul><li>http:// semabox.com </li></ul><ul><li>Connector </li></ul><ul><li>http:// semabox.com /connector </li></ul><ul><li>Newsboard </li></ul><ul><li>http://semabox.com/newsboard </li></ul>
  29. 31. Brainstorm <ul><li>What kind of information do you want to consume? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the ideal presentation interface? </li></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul><ul><li>Follow my work: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// twitter.com/yurylifshits </li></ul>

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