Dissertation Defense

Pssst…or Boo! Assessing the Predictability of Notification Delivery Preferences

Julie Sage Weber

The focus of my dissertation research is on the examination of notification systems that harness different presentation formats for notification delivery, the preferences that individuals express for these various types of notifications, and how these preferences are affected by contextual information surrounding notification delivery. My primary contribution comprises a detailed analysis of the methodology for the design, data collection, and analysis of a study of notification preferences in a naturalistic setting with a great deal of inherent complexity; and a set of results, based on the analysis of preference data acquired in various settings, about how an individual's contextual environment, and the content of a given notification, can affect that individual's preferences for notification delivery.

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Martha E. Pollack