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Attention Management with Ambient Displays

Added on by Chris Saad.
In my last post I mentioned the concept of "Attention Ambience". Now comes a essay explaining the concept of "Ambient Displays".

It is a fascinating paper about the ways in which the most important aspects of information can be abstracted and displayed in a way that is glance-able with more important information calling more attention to itself.

Or as I would say - the more important the information, the more disruptive the presentation.

The more I read about this 'Ambient Attention' idea the more I feel like the phrase applies to Touchstone.

The difference between Touchstone and the examples shown in the essay is that the displays they show are physical hardware devices or dedicated communal screens rather than pieces of software that leverage the greatest piece of hardware we have - our ordinary day-to-day computer monitor.