Hold that thought: are spearcons less disruptive than spoken reminders?

Maria Wolters, Karl Isaac, Jason Doherty

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Abstract

Speech reminders can severely disrupt list recall. Spearcons, time-compressed speech messages, might be less disruptive because they are much shorter. In this study, we asked 24 younger participants to recall 64 short lists of digit, animal, food, or furniture names. List items were presented one at a time; the number of items presented depended on individual digit spans. Spearcons affected list recall to the same extent as speech. However, people with higher digit spans had significantly worse recall. This could be due to short-term memory overload or the longer presentation time of long lists. We discuss implications for menu design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages1745-1750
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1016-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event2012 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Austin, United States
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012

Conference

Conference2012 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period5/05/1210/05/12

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