Notification Systems Research Lab


Contact: Scott McCrickard

Notification systems attempt to deliver current, important information to the user in an efficient and effective manner. Examples of familiar notification systems include instant messaging systems, system and user status updates, email alerts, and news and stock tickers. With the popularity of these systems skyrocketing in recent years, our group explores the effects of incoming notifications on ongoing computing tasks, creating models for their design, implementation, and evaluation. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments about our work.

McCrickard, D. S., S. Wahid, S. Branham, and S. Harrison, "Achieving Both Creativity and Rationale: Reuse in Design with Images and Claims", Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human Experience by Design, London, Springer-Verlag, pp. 105-120, 2013.
Vega, L., Y. T. Sun, D. S. McCrickard, and S. Harrison, "TIME: A Method for Detecting Dynamic Variances of Trust", In the Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Information Credibility on the Web. (In conjunction with 19th World Wide Web Conference 2010, Raleigh-Durham, NC, 04/2010.
Wahid, S., S. M. Branham, D. S. McCrickard, and S. Harrison, "Investigating the relationship between imagery and rationale in design", 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '10), Aarhus, DK, ACM, pp. 75-84, 08/2010. Abstract
McCrickard, D. S., M. E. Atwood, G. Curtis, and S. Harrison, "Artifacts in design: representation, ideation, and process", 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '10), Atlanta GA, ACM, pp. 4445-4448, 05/2010.
Barksdale, J. T., and D. S. McCrickard, "Concept Mapping in Agile Usability: A Case Study", ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '10), Atlanta, GA, 04/2010.
Wahid, S., S. Branham, D. S. McCrickard, and S. Harrison, "Investigating the Relationship Between Imagery and Rationale in Design", 2010 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '10), Aarhus, Denmark, 08/2010.
Wahid, Branham, Cairco, D. S. McCrickard, and S. Harrison, "Picking Up Artifacts: Storyboarding as a Gateway to Reuse.", In Proceedings of the IFIP TC.13 Page 8 of 10 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '09), vol. 5727, Uppsala Sweden, pp. 528 - 541, 08/2009.
Williams, L., D. S. McCrickard, L. Layman, and K. Hussein, "Eleven Guidelines for Implementing Pair Programming in the Classroom", 2008 Conference on Agile Software Development (Agile 2008), Toronto, Canada, 06/2008.
Uluca, D., J. W. Streefkerk, B. Sciacchitano, and D. S. McCrickard, "Designing automated handheld navigation support", 10th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2008), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 09/2008.
Lee, J. C., S. Wahid, D. S. McCrickard, C. M. Chewar, and B. Congleton., "Understanding Usability: Investigating an Integrated Design Environment and Management System", International Journal of Information Technology and Smart Education (ITSE),, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. pages 161-175, 08/2007.
Branham, S. M., S. Wahid, and D. S. McCrickard, "Channeling Creativity: Using Storyboards and Claims to Encourage Collaborative Design", Workshop on Tools in Support of Creative Collaboration (part of Creativity & Cognition 2007), Washington DC, 07/2007.
Sampat, M., D. S. McCrickard, J. Gabbard, A. Kavanaugh, M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, and J. C. Lee, "Refashioning our Interaction with Space", In Workshop on Mobile Spatial Interaction (part of CHI 2007) , San Jose CA,, 05/2007.
Montabert, C., and D. S. McCrickard, "Reuse-centric Requirements Analysis with Task Models, Scenarios, and Critical Parameters", Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI), vol. 5, pp. pages 72-78, 2007.
Terrell, G., and D. S. McCrickard, "Enlightening a Co-Located Community with a Semi-Public Notification System", ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW 2006) , Banff Alberta Canada, pp. pp. 21-24., 11/2006.
Wahid, S., J. C. Lee, S. Bhatia, M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, and D. S. McCrickard, "CaBN: Disparate Information Management through Context-Aware Notifications", 16th International Conference on Computer Theory and Applications (ICCTA 2006), Alexandria Egypt, pp. pp. 46-49., 09/2006.
Montabert, C., and D. S. McCrickard, "Task Models, Scenarios, and Critical Parameters: Toward the Establishment of an Effective Infrastructure for Reuse-centric Requirements Analysis", 3rd International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (CITSA 2006), Orlando FL, pp. pages 186-191, 07/2006.
Bhatia, S., and D. S. McCrickard, "Listening to your inner voices: Investigating means for voice notifications.", ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '06), Montreal Canada, pp. pp. 1173-1176, 04/2006.
Bhatia, S., C. Dahn, J. C. Lee, M. Sampat, and D. S. McCrickard, "VTAssist—A Location-Based Feedback Notification System for the Disabled", ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE 2006), Melbourne FL, pp. pp. 512-517., 03/2006.
Sciacchitano, B., C. Cerwinski, I. Brown, M. Sampat, J. C. Lee, and D. S. McCrickard, "Intelligent Library Navigation using Location-aware Systems", ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE 2006), Melbourne FL,, pp. pp. 371-376., 03/2006.
Montabert, C., D. Bussert, S. Gifford, C. M. Chewar, and D. S. McCrickard, "Supporting Requirements Reuse in Notification Systems Design Through Task Modeling", 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII '05), Las Vegas NV, 07/2005.
Ndiwalana, A., Jason Lee, J. L. Smith, S. Wahid, and L. Hobby, "From Personas to Design: Creating a Collaborative Multi-disciplinary Design Environment", 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII '05), Las Vegas NV,, 07/2005.
McCrickard, D. S., S. Wahid, J. C. Lee, and N. Polys, "Use and Reuse in Information and Interaction Design", 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII '05), 07/2005.
Smith, J. L., S. A. Bohner, and D. S. McCrickard, "Toward Introducing Notification Technology into Distributed Project Teams", 12th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems, Greenbelt MD, 04/2005.
Chewar, C. M., and D. S. McCrickard, "Links for a Human-Centered Science of Design: Integrated Design Knowledge Environments for a Software Development Process", 2005 Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS '05), CD ROM, Waikoloa HI,, pp. 10pages, 01/2005.
Hobby, L., J. Booker, D. S. McCrickard, C. M. Chewar, and J. Zietz, "Facilitating and Automating Empirical Evaluation for Education", ACM Southeast Conference (ACMSE '05), Kennesaw GA, pp. pp. 1-303 - 1-308, 03/2004.
Wahid, S., J. L. Smith, B. Berry, C. M. Chewar, and D. S. McCrickard, "Visualization of Design Knowledge Component Relationships to Facilitate Reuse", IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (IRI '04), Las Vegas NV, pp. pp. 414-419, 11/2004.
Somervell, J., C. M. Chewar, and D. S. McCrickard, "Making a Case for HCI: Comparing Materials for Case-Based Teaching", Conference on Frontiers in Education (FIE '04), Savannah GA, pp. pp. T3H-4 - T3H-9., 10/2004.
McCrickard, D. S., C. M. Chewar, J. P. Somervell, and A. Ndiwalana, "A Model for Notification Systems Evaluation--Assessing User Goals for Multitasking Activity", ACM Transactions on Computer- Human Interaction (TOCHI) , vol. 10 , no. 4, pp. pp. 312-338., 12/2003.
Ganoe, C., J. Somervell, D. Neale, P. Isenhour, J. M. Carroll, M. B. Rosson, and D. S. McCrickard, "Classroom BRIDGE: Using Collaborative Public and Desktop Timelines to Support Activity Awareness", ACM Conference on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '03), Vancouver BC Canada,, pp. pp. 21-30., 11/2003.
Carroll, J. M., D. C. Neale, P. Isenhour, M. B. Rosson, and D. S. McCrickard, "Notification and Awareness: Synchronizing Task-Oriented Collaborative Activity", International Journal of Human- Computer Studies, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. pp. 605-632., 05/2003.
McCrickard, D. S., M. Czerwinski, and L. Bartram, "Introduction: Design and Evaluation of Notification User Interfaces", International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. pp. 509-514., 05/2003.
McCrickard, D. S., and C. M. Chewar, "Attuning Notification Design to User Goals and Attention Costs", Communications of the ACM , vol. 46, no. 3, pp. pp. 67-72., 03/2003.
McCrickard, D. S., and A. Q. Zhao, "Supporting Information Awareness Using Animated Widgets", USENIX Tcl/Tk Conference (Tcl2K), Austin, TX,, pp. pp 117-127., 02/2000.
Stasko, J. T., and D. S. McCrickard, "Real Clock Time Animation Support for Developing Software Visualizations", Australian Computer Journa, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. pp. 118-128., 11/1995.