<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8872</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>McGee-Lennon,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Wolters,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>McBryan,A.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2007</YEAR><TITLE>Audio Reminders in The Home Environment</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Auditory Display, Montreal, Canada, June 26 - 29, 2007.</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>N/A</PUBLISHER><LABEL>McGee-Lennon:2007:8872</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>audio reminders</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>In this paper we report an experimental comparison between three different types of audio reminders in the home setting: speech,earcons, and a simple pager sound. We examine how quickly and accurately participants were able to interpret the reminders, and to what extent presentation of the reminders interfered with a digit span background task. In addition, a questionnaire was used to gather user preferences and attitudes towards the different types of reminders. Although participants perform best with speech reminders, there are large inter-subject differences in performance, and over 50% prefer non-speech audio reminders. The implications for the design and application of auditory interfaces for home-based reminder systems are discussed.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>