SpotlessMind: A Design Probe for Eliciting Attitudes towards Sharing Neurofeedback

Passant Elagroudy, Xiyue Wang, Evgeny Stemasov, Teresa Hirzle, Svetlana Shishkovets, Siddharth Mehrotra, Albrecht Schmidt

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Abstract

Mutual understanding via sharing and interpreting inner states is socially rewarding. Prior research shows that people find Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) a suitable tool to implicitly communicate their cognitive states. In this paper, we conduct an online survey (N=43) to identify design parameters for systems that implicitly share cognitive states. We achieve this by designing a research probe called "SpotlessMind" to artistically share brain occupancy with another while considering the bystanders' experience to elicit user responses. Our results show that 98% would like to see the installation. People would use it as a gesture of openness and as a communication mediator. Abstracting visual, auditory, and somatosensory depictions is a good trade-off between understandability and users' privacy protection. Our work supports designing engaging prototypes that promote empathy, cognitive awareness and convergence between individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAHs '20: Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference
PublisherACM DL
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAugmented Humans International Conference - Kaiserslautern, Germany
Duration: 16 Mar 202017 Mar 2020

Conference

ConferenceAugmented Humans International Conference
Abbreviated titleAHs '20
CountryGermany
CityKaiserslautern
Period16/03/2017/03/20
OtherVirtual/online event due to COVID-19

Keywords

  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Cognitive States
  • EEG
  • design framework

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    Elagroudy, P., Wang, X., Stemasov, E., Hirzle, T., Shishkovets, S., Mehrotra, S., & Schmidt, A. (2020). SpotlessMind: A Design Probe for Eliciting Attitudes towards Sharing Neurofeedback. In AHs '20: Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference (pp. 1-8). ACM DL. https://doi.org/10.1145/3384657.3384800