Proceedings: GI 2005

Using social geometry to manage interruptions and co-worker attention in office environments

Maria Danninger , Roel Vertegaal , Daniel Siewiorek , Aadil Mamuji

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2005: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 9 - 11 May 2005, 211-218

DOI 10.20380/GI2005.26

  • Bibtex

    @inproceedings{Danninger:2005:10.20380/GI2005.26,
    author = {Danninger, Maria and Vertegaal, Roel and Siewiorek, Daniel and Mamuji, Aadil},
    title = {Using social geometry to manage interruptions and co-worker attention in office environments},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2005},
    series = {GI 2005},
    year = {2005},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {1-56881-265-5},
    location = {Victoria, British Columbia, Canada},
    pages = {211--218},
    numpages = {8},
    doi = {10.20380/GI2005.26},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada},
    }

Abstract

Social geometry is a novel technique for reasoning about the engagement of participants during group meetings on the basis of head orientation data provided by computer vision. This form of group context can be used by ubiquitous environments to route communications between users, or sense availability of users for interruption. We explored problems of distraction by co-workers in office cubicle farms, applying our method to the design of a cubicle that automatically regulates visual and auditory communications between users.