Filtering visual information for reducing visual cognitive load

Junichi Tsurukawa, Mohammed Al-Sada, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    With the increasing presence and role that computers play in our daily lives, the quantity of visual information received from digital devices is expanding. The mobility and portability requirements of our modern lifestyles further overload our visual cognition with distractions from the real world. Consequently, our cognition is constantly occupied with processing insignificant visual information. The excessive presence of visual information made concentrating on essentials more challenging than ever. To increase cognitive performance on user-relevant tasks, we propose an approach to filter unrelated visual information. Our approach utilizes Image Processing to blur all insignificant regions of the user's field of view, leaving only relevant user-defined visual regions. To verify our approach, we have developed a head mounted display based prototype and carried out a short user study followed by a questionnaire and an interview. The user-study's results indicated a number of insights, most importantly our approach's preliminary success in increasing users' concentration with presence of other distractions. Finally, we provided our future direction to further expand our research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages33-36
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781450335751
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 7
    EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Osaka, Japan
    Duration: 2015 Sep 72015 Sep 11

    Other

    OtherACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015
    CountryJapan
    CityOsaka
    Period15/9/715/9/11

    Keywords

    • Cognitive load
    • Information filtering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Software

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    Tsurukawa, J., Al-Sada, M., & Nakajima, T. (2015). Filtering visual information for reducing visual cognitive load. In UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 33-36). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2800852