Impatience Induced by Waiting: An Effect Moderated by the Speed of Countdowns

Abstract

Countdowns and progress bars provide computer users with estimates of remaining wait times. These types of feedback are intended to manage their expectations and allow users to direct attention elsewhere. We suggest that they also moderate user's impatience, which affects decision-making in the subsequent task. In an experiment with 421 participants… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2901790.2901830

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@inproceedings{Ghafurian2016ImpatienceIB, title={Impatience Induced by Waiting: An Effect Moderated by the Speed of Countdowns}, author={Moojan Ghafurian and David Reitter}, booktitle={Conference on Designing Interactive Systems}, year={2016} }