Again?!! The Emotional Experience of Social Notification Interruptions

  • Celeste Lyn Paul
  • Anita Komlodi
  • Wayne Lutters
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6947)


This paper describes a post-hoc analysis of the relationship between the socialness of an interruptive notification and the emotional tone of the words used to describe the experience through a One-Word-Response (OWR). Out of the 89 responses analyzed, 73% of participants used emotional words to describe their notification experiences. There was a significant relationship between the emotional tone of a OWR response and the socialness of an interruptive notification experience and participants were 3.2 more likely to describe social interruptive notifications with positive words than negative words.


Emotion interruption One-Word-Response methodology notification user experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Celeste Lyn Paul
    • 1
  • Anita Komlodi
    • 1
  • Wayne Lutters
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Maryland Baltimore CountyBaltimoreUnited States

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