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Influence of display transparency on background awareness and task performance

Title data

Lindlbauer, David ; Lilija, Klemen ; Walter, Robert ; Müller, Jörg:
Influence of display transparency on background awareness and task performance.
In: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. - New York : ACM , 2016 . - pp. 1705-1716
ISBN 978-1-4503-3362-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858453

Abstract in another language

It has been argued that transparent displays are beneficial for certain tasks by allowing users to simultaneously see on-screen content as well as the environment behind the display. However, it is yet unclear how much in background awareness users gain and if performance suffers for tasks performed on the transparent display, since users are no longer shielded from distractions. Therefore, we investigate the influence of display transparency on task performance and background awareness in a dual-task scenario. We conducted an experiment comparing transparent displays with conventional displays in different horizontal and vertical configurations. Participants performed
an attention-demanding primary task on the display while simultaneously observing the background for target stimuli. Our results show that transparent and horizontal displays increase the ability of participants to observe the background while keeping primary task performance constant.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Computer Science > Lehrstuhl Angewandte Informatik VIII > Lehrstuhl Angewandte Informatik VIII - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 11:32
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 11:32
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/42112