Lock n' LoL: Group-based Limiting Assistance App to Mitigate Smartphone Distractions in Group Activities

@article{Ko2016LockNL,
  title={Lock n' LoL: Group-based Limiting Assistance App to Mitigate Smartphone Distractions in Group Activities},
  author={Minsam Ko and Seungwoo Choi and Koji Yatani and Uichin Lee},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2016}
}
Prior studies have addressed many negative aspects of mobile distractions in group activities. In this paper, we present Lock n' LoL. This is an application designed to help users focus on their group activities by allowing group members to limit their smartphone usage together. In particular, it provides synchronous social awareness of each other's limiting behavior. This synchronous social awareness can arouse feelings of connectedness among group members and can mitigate social vulnerability… 

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