PAUSE: exploring mindful touch interaction on smartphones

Peng Cheng, Andrés Lucero, Jacob Buur

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In recent years, the widespread use of smartphones has become the focus of a discussion on stress and distraction as a negative influence of mobile phones. We argue that this is not just rooted in the cognitive distraction from the present, but also that the style of touch user interface design, while optimized for efficient data manipulation, adds to the stress. With inspiration from the movement qualities of the ancient practice of Tai Chi we investigate if a radical redesign of interaction style can potentially contribute to relieve stress and improve the crucial skill of directing attention at will. In this paper, we present the design and initial evaluation of a stress relief application called PAUSE, which uses Mindful Touch as an interaction style. We suggest that Mindful Touch can co-exist with the current smartphone interaction as a complementary style, to form a more balanced, constructive relationship between people and smartphones.

TitelAcademicMindtrek '16 : Proceedings of the 20th International Academic Mindtrek Conference
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato17. okt. 2016
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4503-4367-1
StatusUdgivet - 17. okt. 2016
Begivenhed20th International Academic Mindtrek Conference - Tampere, Finland
Varighed: 17. okt. 201618. okt. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 20


Konference20th International Academic Mindtrek Conference


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