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Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada
Thu 26 Oct 2017 14:00 - 14:30 at Regency D - Software Engineering & Education Chair(s): Vadim Zaytsev

Software developers, as well as other office workers, experience a high number of interruptions each day. While some of these interruptions can be beneficial, they can also incur a high cost, especially if they happen at inopportune moments. In this talk, I will present research on the use of personal data to reduce interruptions and increase productivity. In a joint project with ABB, we developed the FlowLight, an approach that combines a desk traffic light with an automatic interruptibility measure based on computer interaction data. In a large-scale field study with 449 participants from 12 countries, we found that the FlowLight reduced the interruptions of participants by 46%, increased their awareness on the potential disruptiveness of interruptions and most participants continue to use the FlowLight to this day.

Thu 26 Oct

13:30 - 15:00: SPLASH-I - Software Engineering & Education at Regency D
Chair(s): Vadim ZaytsevRaincode Labs, Belgium
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Kathi FislerBrown University
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Thomas FritzUniversity of British Columbia, University of Zurich
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Eleni StrouliaUniversity of Alberta