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[HCC Seminar Series]: Ding! Time to focus on the design of digital distractions

Bush House, Strand Campus, London

11 Oct digital Part of HCC Human Centred Computing Research – Informatics


Our daily activities are constantly punctuated by digital notifications and interruptions. In this talk, I’ll present the outcomes of our research on understanding the design and use of digital interruptions. To investigate this, we have used different research methods and approaches, from controlled lab experiments, to situated observational studies, and online studies with crowdsourcing platforms. The results of this research give insights into how digital notifications and interruptions can be better designed to help people maintain focus and be more productive.


Duncan Brumby is a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at University College London (UCL). 

How to join

For external visitors, please email Alfie Abdul-Rahman to arrange access.
Location: Bush House Centre Block, (S)5.01

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