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Preprint: “Interruptibility of Software Developers and its Prediction Using Psycho-Physiological Sensors”

We are excited that our paper “Interruptibility of Software Developers and its Prediction Using Psycho-Physiological Sensors” by Manuela Züger and Thomas Fritz was accepted for CHI 2015 and like to share a preprint with you.

Interruptions of knowledge workers are common and can cause a high cost if they happen at inopportune moments. Our paper presents a lab and a field study with a total of 20 software developers, where we examined the use of psycho-physiological sensors to measure interruptibility of a knowledge worker in a real-world context.

The results show that a Naïve Bayes classifier can be used to automatically assess states of a knowledge worker’s interruptibility with high accuracy in the lab as well as in the field. This demonstrates the potential of psycho-physiological sensors to avoid expensive interruptions. For instance, such a classifier could be used to automatically turn of notifications while a knowledge worker’s interruptibility is low.

The preprint of the paper can be downloaded here.

SEALs erforschen, was Bisons Entwickler empfinden

Forscher des Software Evolution and Architecture Lab der Universität Zürich nutzen biometrische Sensoren, um die Gefühle und Gedanken von Bisons Softwareentwicklern zu untersuchen. Mithilfe von Sensoren für die elektrische Aktivität des Gehirns (EEG), elektrodermale Aktivität (EDA), Körpertemperatur und Herzfrequenz sollen Entwickler in Zukunft beispielsweise besser unterstützt werden, wenn sie bei einem schwierigen Problem stecken bleiben oder wenn sie sehr konzentriert sind und nicht unterbrochen werden sollten.

Der komplette Artikel ist hier verfügbar: @Bison_Uni Zürich