Poster: Mute the phone while driving? Preliminary user study on the need for a smartphone driver mode

Hyeon Jung Park, Hyunhak Kim, Jeong Gil Ko

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Abstract

Several recent mobile operating systems allow users to configure the smartphone into a “driving mode”. This mode suppresses the smartphone's incoming SMS/call notifications so that it does not distract driving activities. However, currently available driving mode implementations keep all notifications from being delivered, which decreases its practical usability. We identify this as a problem and perform a survey on the preference of drivers on incoming smartphone notifications when driving. Specifically, we ask 74 survey participants on the need for a smartphone driving mode and also the need to differentiate incoming call/SMS contacts when the driving mode operates. Our results show that the need for a designated driving mode scored on average 4.3 on a 0-6 scale. When asked what criteria would be ideal for differentiating the contacts for notification prioritization, ∼59% chose the communication frequency with the contact as the main criteria. Overall, our results suggests for a careful design when implementing smartphone driving mode for incoming notification control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages211-214
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 8
Event2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2018 Oct 82018 Oct 12

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Other

Other2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period18/10/818/10/12

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  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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Park, H. J., Kim, H., & Ko, J. G. (2018). Poster: Mute the phone while driving? Preliminary user study on the need for a smartphone driver mode. In UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 211-214). (UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3267645
Park, Hyeon Jung ; Kim, Hyunhak ; Ko, Jeong Gil. / Poster : Mute the phone while driving? Preliminary user study on the need for a smartphone driver mode. UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. pp. 211-214 (UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers).
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Park, HJ, Kim, H & Ko, JG 2018, Poster: Mute the phone while driving? Preliminary user study on the need for a smartphone driver mode. in UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 211-214, 2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018, Singapore, Singapore, 18/10/8. https://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3267645

Poster : Mute the phone while driving? Preliminary user study on the need for a smartphone driver mode. / Park, Hyeon Jung; Kim, Hyunhak; Ko, Jeong Gil.

UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. p. 211-214 (UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers).

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Park HJ, Kim H, Ko JG. Poster: Mute the phone while driving? Preliminary user study on the need for a smartphone driver mode. In UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2018. p. 211-214. (UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers). https://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3267645