Crossmodal attention in public-private displays

Patrick Olivier, Stephen W. Gilroy, Cao Han, Daniel G. Jackson, Christian Kray

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    Striking a balance between the public visibility of a display, and the ease with which individuals have access to information, is a key challenge for the developers of interfaces to pervasive services. In this paper we utilize the cognitive phenomenon of crossmodal attention as a means of providing users with personalized cues to content on public displays. We describe two prototype applications that use crossmodal cues to temporally multiplex publicly visible information: CROSSFLOW, an ambient navigation system; and CROSSBOARD, a dense multi-user public information display. We outline the results of pilot preliminary user studies and describe the infrastructure required to support crossmodal displays.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings for ICPS:2006 International Conference on Pervasive Services
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
    EventICPS:2006 International Conference on Pervasive Services - Lyon, France
    Duration: 26 Jun 200629 Jun 2006


    ConferenceICPS:2006 International Conference on Pervasive Services


    • Crossmodal attention
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Pervasive computing
    • Public displays

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