International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence vol:1 issue:2 pages:55-69
This article is motivated by two evaluation case studies of ambient information displays. Firstly, an intrusive evaluation of a display called MoneyColor concentrates on the relationship between “distraction” and “comprehension”. This revealed that the comprehension is in direct proportion to display-distraction, but there is no clear relationship between comprehension and self-interruption. Secondly, a non-intrusive evaluation of a display called Fisherman described a quantitative measurement of user “interest” and applied this measurement to investigate “evaluation time” issue. These experiments give some insight into number of issues in evaluation of ambient displays.