Sensing Cognitive Multitasking for a Brain-Based Adaptive User Interface
Multitasking has become an integral part of work environments, even though people are not well-equipped cognitively to handle numerous concurrent tasks effectively. Systems that support such multitasking may produce better performance and less frustration. However, without understanding the user's internal processes, it is difficult to determine optimal strategies for adapting interfaces, since all multitasking activity is not identical. The authors describe two experiments leading toward a system that detects cognitive multitasking processes and uses this information as input to an adaptive interface.