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QnA: augmenting an instant messaging client to balance user responsiveness and performance

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QnA: augmenting an instant messaging client to balance user responsiveness and performance
The growing use of Instant Messaging for social and work-related communication has created a situation where incoming messages often become a distraction to users while they are performing important tasks. Staying on task at the expense of responsiveness to IM buddies may portray the users as impolite or even rude. Constantly attending to IM, on the other hand, may prevent users from performing tasks efficiently, leaving them frustrated. In this paper we present a tool that augments a commercial IM client by automatically increasing the salience of incoming messages that may deserve immediate attention, helping users decide whether or not to stay on task. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.3 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Group and Organization Interfaces—Computer supported cooperative work; K.4.3 [Computers and Society]: Organizational Impacts— Computer-supported collaborative work; J.4 [Social and Behavioral Sciences]: Psychology, Sociology; General Terms Managem...
Daniel Avrahami, Scott E. Hudson
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where CSCW
Authors Daniel Avrahami, Scott E. Hudson
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