Active progress bars: Facilitating the switch to temporary activities
In this paper, we seek to find a better way of effective task management when a progress bar interrupts user's primary activity. We propose to augment progress bars with user controlled functionalities facilitating the switch to temporary activities. We detail a taxonomy of waiting period contexts and possible temporary tasks, then report on 5 participatory design, and a follow-up survey of 96 respondents. Finally we describe an early prototype of active progress bars, and report on initial use.
|Keywords||Frustration, Participatory design, Progress bars, Task switching|
|Conference||29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011|
Hurter, C. (Christophe), Riche, N. (Nathalie), Girouard, A, & Plaisant, C. (Catherine). (2011). Active progress bars: Facilitating the switch to temporary activities. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings (pp. 1963–1968). doi:10.1145/1979742.1979883