Displays Attentive to Unattended Regions: Presenting Information in a Peripheral-Vision-Friendly Way

  • Mon-Chu Chen
  • Roberta L. Klatzky
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4551)


This study proposes that a visual attentive user interface should present information in a peripheral-vision-friendly way, rather than degrading the display resolution for unattended areas, as is sometimes practiced. It suggests that information presented in unattended areas could advantageously be perceived by our peripheral vision without compromising the primary task performance. The paper will discuss an empirical study in which several motion-based stimuli were examined on the periphery in a dual-task scenario. A proposed new design of GPS Navigation System design will then be described to demonstrate the concept of peripheral-vision-friendliness.


Attentive User Interface Peripheral Vision Friendly Dual-Task Performance Peripheral Visual Design GPS Navigation System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mon-Chu Chen
    • 1
  • Roberta L. Klatzky
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Human-Computer Interaction Institute 
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PAUSA

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