Interruptions as Multimodal Outputs: Which are the Less Disruptive?

  title={Interruptions as Multimodal Outputs: Which are the Less Disruptive?},
  author={Ernesto Arroyo and Ted Selker and Alexandre Stouffs},
This paper describes exploratory studies of interruption modalities and disruptiveness. Fiveinterruption modalities were compared: Heat, Smell, Sound, Vibration, and Light. Much more notable than the differences between modalities was the differences between people. We found that subjects' sensitiveness depended on their previous life exposure to the modalities.Individual differences greatly control the effect of interrupting stimuli .We show that is possible to build multimodal adaptive… CONTINUE READING
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