Conference Proceedings

Effect of Ambient Light on Mobile Interaction

Zhanna Sarsenbayeva, Niels van Berkel, Weiwei Jiang, Danula Hettiachchi, Vassilis Kostakos, Jorge Goncalves

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Springer Link | Published : 2019


In this work we investigate the effect of ambient light on performance during mobile interaction. We evaluate three conditions of ambient light – normal light, dimmed light, normal light while wearing sunglasses. Our results show that wearing sunglasses and dimmed light negatively affect reaction time, while dimmed light negatively affects accuracy performance in target acquisition tasks. We also show that wearing sunglasses increases memorising time in visual search tasks. Our study contributes to the growing body of research on the effects of different situational impairments on mobile interaction.


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work is partially funded by a Samsung GRO grant, and the ARC Discovery Project DP190102627. We also thank Silan Li for her help during data collection.