Effects of Time Orientation on Design of Notification Systems
This study investigated the effect of time orientation on notification systems. A special game was designed to test users’ performance and perception with notification systems. Significant differences of Interruption and Reaction level were found between monochronic and polychronic participants. The results showed that time orientation do affect users’ perception and performance with notification systems. Polychronic users perceive lower level of interruption of the notification messages than monochronic users; polychronic users prefer rapid and accurate response to the stimuli provided by the notification system while monochronic users tend to avoid that.
KeywordsTime Orientation Notification System Interruption Reaction
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