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Publications by Brian Lathrop (bibliography)
Takayama, Leila, Sison, Jo Ann G., Lathrop, Brian, Wolfe, Nicholas, Chiang, Abe, Nielsen, Alexia and Nass, Clifford (2009): Bringing design considerations to the mobile phone and driving debate. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2009. pp. 1643-1646.
Though legislation is increasingly discouraging drivers from holding on to their mobile phones while talking, hands-free devices do not improve driver safety. We offer two design alternatives to improve driver safety in the contexts of voice-based user interfaces and mobile phone conversations in cars' side tones (auditory feedback used in landline phones) and location of speakers. In a 2 (side tone: present vs. not) x 2 (location of speakers: headphones vs. dashboard) between-participants experiment (N=48), we investigated the impact of these features upon driver experience and performance on a simulated mobile phone conversation while driving. Participants became more verbally engaged in the conversation when side tones were present, but also experienced more cognitive load. Participants drove more safely when voices were projected from the dashboard rather than from headphones. Implications for driver user interface design are discussed.
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Chang, Jackie C., Lien, Annie, Lathrop, Brian and Hees, Holger (2009): Usability evaluation of a Volkswagen Group in-vehicle speech system. In: Schmidt, Albrecht, Dey, Anind K., Seder, Thomas and Juhlin, Oskar (eds.) Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications - AutomotiveUI 2009 21-22 September , 2009, Essen, Germany. pp. 137-144.
Krum, David M., Faenger, Jens, Lathrop, Brian, Sison, Jo Ann and Lien, Annie (2008): All roads lead to CHI: interaction in the automobile. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008. pp. 2387-2390.
The way we interact with the automobile is changing. New factors in automotive interaction include driver assistance technologies, new media and information options, new power train technologies, environmental concerns, and the introduction of automobiles into emerging markets. In this special interest group session, practitioners and researchers from industry, industrial labs, and academia will discuss several key interaction issues of the automotive environment. These may include personal devices and media, interaction technologies and methods, cognitive load and human factors, and international and cultural factors. Participants will also be able to share their work and recent results in short presentations to other researchers and practitioners. The goal of this session is to establish and reinforce connections between individuals in the academic and industrial communities, open new lines of communication, and foster new partnerships. These collaborations will help create a better understanding of the automotive interaction design space and address important issues in product design, safety, manufacturability, and environmental sustainability.
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