Work-Life Balance through Tangibles and the Internet of Things

Cecchinato, Marta, Cox, Anna and Bird, Jon (2016) Work-Life Balance through Tangibles and the Internet of Things. In: CHI 2016 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 7th - 12th May 2016, San Jose, CA.

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Abstract

When busy juggling career, family and social demands, it is all too easy to lose sight of the importance of maintaining health and wellbeing through taking breaks from and recovering after work. Given the abundance of attention-grabbing smart devices that notify us at inopportune moments, another mobile app that tells us to stop checking our phones and focus on non-work activities seems counterintuitive. Instead, a separate system such as a tangible user interface (TUI) that acts in the periphery of our attention without aggravating the information overload we are exposed to, could be the way forward. A number of TUI interventions have been designed but there is a woeful lack of evaluative research investigating the efficacy and user experience of such concepts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wellbeing; peripheral interaction; work-life balance; tangibles; Internet of Things
Subjects: G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 10:02
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 10:18
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33642

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