April 6, 2007 lecture by Brian Bailey for the Stanford University Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (CS 547). Proactive computing offers many desired benefits to users, such as enabling a high degree of awareness of peripheral information. However, notifications from proactive systems run the serious risk of interrupting users' tasks at inopportune moments, decreasing performance and increasing frustration. In this talk, Brian discusses his ongoing empirical and systems development work aimed at maintaining timely delivery of notifications while reducing costs of interruption.
CS 547: Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design) is a Stanford University course that features weekly speakers on topics related to human-computer interaction design. The seminar is organized by the Stanford HCI Group, which works across disciplines to understand the intersection between humans and computers. This playlist consists of seminar speakers recorded during the 2006-2007 academic year.