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Pub. period:2004-2010
Pub. count:6
Number of co-authors:22


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Fischer, Joel E., Yee, Nick, Bellotti, Victoria, Good, Nathan, Benford, Steve and Greenhalgh, Chris (2010): Effects of content and time of delivery on receptivity to mobile interruptions. In: Proceedings of 12th Conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services 2010. pp. 103-112.

In this paper we investigate effects of the content of interruptions and of the time of interruption delivery on mobile phones. We review related work and report on a naturalistic quasi-experiment using experience-sampling that showed that the receptivity to an interruption is influenced by its content rather than by its time of delivery in the employed modality of delivery -- SMS. We also examined the underlying variables that increase the perceived quality of content and found that the factors interest, entertainment, relevance and actionability influence people's receptivity significantly. Our findings inform system design that seeks to provide context-sensitive information or to predict interruptibility and suggest the consideration of receptivity as an extension to the way we think and reason about interruptibility.

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Smetters, D. K. and Good, Nathan (2009): How users use access control. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security 2009. p. 15.

Existing technologies for file sharing differ widely in the granularity of control they give users over who can access their data; achieving finer-grained control generally requires more user effort. We want to understand what level of control users need over their data, by examining what sorts of access policies users actually create in practice. We used automated data mining techniques to examine the real-world use of access control features present in standard document sharing systems in a corporate environment as used over a long (> 10 year) time span. We find that while users rarely need to change access policies, the policies they do express are actually quite complex. We also find that users participate in larger numbers of access control and email sharing groups than measured by self-report in previous studies. We hypothesize that much of this complexity might be reduced by considering these policies as examples of simpler access control patterns. From our analysis of what access control features are used and where errors are made, we propose a set of design guidelines for access control systems themselves and the tools used to manage them, intended to increase usability and decrease error.

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Rattenbury, Tye, Good, Nathan and Naaman, Mor (2007): Towards extracting flickr tag semantics. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on the World Wide Web 2007. pp. 1287-1288.

We address the problem of extracting semantics of tags -- short, unstructured text-labels assigned to resources on the Web -- based on each tag's metadata patterns. In particular, we describe an approach for extracting place and event semantics for tags that are assigned to photos on Flickr, a popular photo sharing website supporting time and location (latitude/longitude) metadata. The approach can be generalized to other domains where text terms can be extracted and associated with metadata patterns, such as geo-annotated web pages.

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Davis, Marc, Canny, John F., House, Nancy A. Van, Good, Nathan, King, Simon, Nair, Rahul, Burgener, Carrie, Rinehart, Bruce, Strickland, Rachel, Campbell, Guy, Fisher, Scott and Reid, Nick (2005): MMM2: mobile media metadata for media sharing. In: Zhang, Hongjiang, Chua, Tat-Seng, Steinmetz, Ralf, Kankanhalli, Mohan S. and Wilcox, Lynn (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Multimedia November 6-11, 2005, Singapore. pp. 267-268.

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Davis, Marc, Smith, Michael, Canny, John F., Good, Nathan, King, Simon and Janakiraman, Rajkumar (2005): Towards context-aware face recognition. In: Zhang, Hongjiang, Chua, Tat-Seng, Steinmetz, Ralf, Kankanhalli, Mohan S. and Wilcox, Lynn (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Multimedia November 6-11, 2005, Singapore. pp. 483-486.

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Davis, Marc, King, Simon, Good, Nathan and Sarvas, Risto (2004): From context to content: leveraging context to infer media metadata. In: Schulzrinne, Henning, Dimitrova, Nevenka, Sasse, Martina Angela, Moon, Sue B. and Lienhart, Rainer (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia October 10-16, 2004, New York, NY, USA. pp. 188-195.

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