Email Makes You Sweat: Examining Email Interruptions and Stress Using Thermal Imaging

@inproceedings{Akbar2019EmailMY,
  title={Email Makes You Sweat: Examining Email Interruptions and Stress Using Thermal Imaging},
  author={Fatema Akbar and A. Elvan Bayraktaroglu and Pradeep Buddharaju and Dennis Rodrigo Da Cunha Silva and Ge Gao and Ted Grover and Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna and Nathan Cooper Jones and Gloria Mark and Ioannis T. Pavlidis and Kevin Storer and Zelun Wang and Amanveer Wesley and Shaila Zaman},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2019}
}
Workplace environments are characterized by frequent interruptions that can lead to stress. However, measures of stress due to interruptions are typically obtained through self-reports, which can be affected by memory and emotional biases. In this paper, we use a thermal imaging system to obtain objective measures of stress and investigate personality differences in contexts of high and low interruptions. Since a major source of workplace interruptions is email, we studied 63 participants while… CONTINUE READING
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