Are you smart enough for your smart phone? A cognitive load comparison

Alshehri, F, Freeman, M and Freeman, A 2013, 'Are you smart enough for your smart phone? A cognitive load comparison', in Hepu Deng and Craig Standing (ed.) ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December, 2013, pp. 1-12.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Are you smart enough for your smart phone? A cognitive load comparison
Author(s) Alshehri, F
Freeman, M
Freeman, A
Year 2013
Conference name 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 4-6 December, 2013
Proceedings title ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) Hepu Deng and Craig Standing
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 12
Abstract The popularity of mobile devices, and particularly smart phones, has been driven by rapid developments in their power, capabilities and features. However, these developments create new and additional demands on users. Increased attention and more complex thought patterns are required to interact with such technology. Testing three popular smart phones, this research applies the principles of Cognitive Load Theory to evaluate the impact of varied operating systems and interaction modes on users’ cognitive load. NASA Task Load Index was used to measure participants’ perceptions of the cognitive load imposed by interaction with these mobile devices. While different operating systems were found to have a significant impact on cognitive load, interaction modes (sitting or walking) had little impact on users’ perceptions of cognitive demands of engagement. Mobile device application designers may conclude that field-based experiments are therefore avoidable, allowing development effort to be focused on improving other aspects of interaction.
Subjects Other Information and Computing Sciences
Keyword(s) Cognitive Load
Mobile
NASA Task Load Index
Usability
Copyright notice © 2013. The Authors
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 172 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 24 Nov 2014, 14:56:34 EST by Keely Chapman
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us