Cue now, reflect later: a study of delayed reflection of diary events

Ming Ki Chong, Jon Whittle, Umar Rashid, Chee Siang Ang

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Abstract

Diary studies require participants to record entries at the moment of events, but the process often distracts the participants and disrupts the flow of the events. In this work, we explore the notion of delayed reflection for diary studies. Users quickly denote cues of diary events and only reflect on the cues later when they are not busy. To minimize disruptions, we employed a squeeze gesture that is swift and discreet for denoting cues. We investigated the feasibility of delayed reflection and compared it against a conventional digital diary that requires users to reflect immediately at the time of entry. In a weeklong field study, we asked participants to record their daily experiences with both types of diaries. Our results show that users’ preference is context-dependent. Delayed reflection is favored for use in contexts when interruptions are deemed inappropriate (e. g. in meetings or lectures) or when the users are mobile (e. g. walking). In contrast, the users prefer immediate reflection when they are alone, such as during leisure and downtime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015
Subtitle of host publication15th IFIP TC 13 International Conference Bamberg, Germany, September 14–18, 2015 Proceedings, Part III
EditorsJulio Abascal, Simone Barbosa, Mirko Fetter, Tom Gross, Philippe Palanque, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages367-375
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319226989
ISBN (Print)9783319226972
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015 - Bamberg, Germany
Duration: 14 Sep 201518 Sep 2015
Conference number: 15th
http://www.interact2015.org/
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-22701-6 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume9298
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

ConferenceIFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015
Abbreviated titleInteract 2015
CountryGermany
CityBamberg
Period14/09/1518/09/15
Internet address

Keywords

  • Delayed reflection
  • Diary study
  • SqueezeDiary

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