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Papers/Notes: Multitasking

Monday, April 12
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Multitasking and Monotasking: The Effects of Mental Workload on Deferred Task Interruptions
Dario D. Salvucci, Drexel University, USA
Peter Bogunovich, Drexel University, USA

Describes an experiment investigating whether users defer interruptions to points of lower workload. Augments our understanding of how users manage interruptions in multitask environments.

On Reconstruction of Task Context after Interruption
Dario D. Salvucci, Drexel University, USA

Provides a theoretical analysis of the process by which users reconstruct task knowledge after an interruption. Augments our understanding of how users recover from interruptions in multitask environments.

 Evaluating Cues for Resuming Interrupted Programming Tasks
Chris Parnin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Robert DeLine, Microsoft Research, USA

Survey and experiment evaluating written notes and visual cues as resumption aids for interrupted programming tasks. Can inform designers in facilitating developer communication with team-members and enhance note-taking.

 Multitasking Bar: Prototype and Evaluation of Introducing the Task Concept into a Browser
Qing Wang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Huiyou Chang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Describes a browser plugin for helping users in their multitasking while working on the Web. It helps users to manage Web pages related to a task as a whole bundle.

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