Richbiff: E-Mail Message Notification with Richer Clues

  • Mitsuru Minakuchi
  • Hisashi Miyamori
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5617)


Traditional e-mail notification applications, which notify the user of newly arrived messages, are frequently insufficient because users daily receive a vast number of messages. Hence, we propose an e-mail notification application that peripherally displays summaries of messages in the form of kinetic typography. In addition, it infers the possibility of a message being read to control notification levels and conceals parts of words to avoid exposing excessive personal information. We have qualitatively confirmed the effects of the application through trial use; it can strongly attract users’ attention and motivate the user to check significant messages.


notification kinetic typography peripheral display ambient display 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsuru Minakuchi
    • 1
  • Hisashi Miyamori
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and EngineeringKyoto Sangyo UniversityKyotoJapan

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