Unpacking the Social Dimension of External Interruptions
2007 (English)In: GROUP'07: Proceedings of the 2007 International ACM Conference on Supporting Group Work, New York: ACM Press , 2007, 399-408 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The paper systematically explores the social dimension of external interruptions of human activities. Interruptions and interruption handling are key issues in human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) research. However, existing research has almost exclusively dealt with effects of interruptions on individual tasks. In this paper we call for expanding the scope of analysis by including the effect of interruptions on the social context. We identify four facets of the social “ripple effect” of interruptions: location, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal relation. We discuss the advantages of extending the notion of interruptions and its implications for future research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ACM Press , 2007. 399-408 p.
Interruptions, interrupter, interruptee, social context, location, communication, collaboration, interpersonal relation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-8006DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1316624.1316686ISBN: 978-1-59593-845-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-8006DiVA: diva2:147677
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