Journal article

Understanding smartphone notifications’ user interactions and content importance

Aku Visuri, Niels van Berkel, Tadashi Okoshi, Jorge Goncalves, Vassilis Kostakos

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies | Academic Press | Published : 2019


We present the results of our experiment aimed to comprehensively understand the combination of 1) how smartphone users interact with their notifications, 2) what notification content is considered important, 3) the complex relationship between the interaction choices and content importance, and lastly 4) establish an intelligent method to predict user's preference to seeing an incoming notification. We use a dataset of notifications received by 40 anonymous users in-the-wild, which consists of 1) qualitative user-labelled information about their preferences on notification's contents, 2) notification source, and 3) the context in which the notification was received. We assess the effectiven..

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Awarded by Academy of Finland

Awarded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Funding Acknowledgements

This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE, 313224-STOP), and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (645706-GRAGE).