Siddharth Mehrotra


SpotlessMind: A Design Probe for Eliciting Attitudes towards Sharing Neurofeedback


Conference paper


Passant Elagroudy, Xiyue Wang, Evgeny Stemasov, Teresa Hirzle, Svetlana Shishkovets, Siddharth Mehrotra, Albrecht Schmidt
Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference, 2020, pp. 1--8


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.

Cite

APA
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 Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference (pp. 1–8).

Chicago/Turabian
Elagroudy, Passant, Xiyue Wang, Evgeny Stemasov, Teresa Hirzle, Svetlana Shishkovets, Siddharth Mehrotra, and Albrecht Schmidt. “SpotlessMind: A Design Probe for Eliciting Attitudes towards Sharing Neurofeedback.” In Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference, 1–8, 2020.

MLA
Elagroudy, Passant, et al. “SpotlessMind: A Design Probe for Eliciting Attitudes towards Sharing Neurofeedback.” Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference, 2020, pp. 1–8.