Looking Away and Catching Up: Dealing with Brief Attentional Disconnection in Synchronous Groupware

@inproceedings{Gutwin2017LookingAA,
  title={Looking Away and Catching Up: Dealing with Brief Attentional Disconnection in Synchronous Groupware},
  author={Carl Gutwin and Scott Bateman and Gaurav Arora and Ashley Coveney},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2017}
}
Awareness information in shared-workspace groupware is often ephemeral, and when users are interrupted or look away from the system, they can miss important information about others' activities. These attentional disconnections are brief (generally less than ten seconds), are frequent in many work environments, and can occur for many reasons. In this paper, we provide visualization techniques that can help groupware users recover from these short absences. First, we provide a simple attention… CONTINUE READING
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