Hubbub: A wireless instant messenger that uses earcons for awareness and for "sound instant messages

Ellen Isaacs, Alan Walendowski, Dipti Ranganathan

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Abstract

There is a need for lightweight communication tools that give people awareness of colleagues, friends, and family and that let them initiate and retrieve messages with trivial effort. Existing instant messenger applications are a good step, but most provide minimal awareness and are not easily accessible from the road. Hubbub is an instant messenger that runs on a wireless Palm and a PC, enabling people to maintain background awareness of others and send them quick messages. It uses a novel concept of "sound instant messages," i.e., earcons that have meaning, such "Hi" or "Thanks." Each user has a Sound ID that announces their sound messages and their changes in availability. Users can protect their privacy and control sound overload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'01 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'01
Pages3-4
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2001 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Mar 31 2001Apr 5 2001

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period3/31/014/5/01

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Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Earcons
  • Instant messages
  • Mobile computing
  • Palm
  • Sound IDs
  • Sound instant messages
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Isaacs, E., Walendowski, A., & Ranganathan, D. (2001). Hubbub: A wireless instant messenger that uses earcons for awareness and for "sound instant messages. In CHI'01 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'01 (pp. 3-4). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/634067.634070