Moderating Users’ Impatience Using Fast Countdowns

October 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hall C

Track: ACM SRC
Type: Posters
Level: All

Delays are inevitable in many situations where users interact with computers. In a study with 722 participants, countdown shown during a delay is manipulated and users’ impatience is reliably moderated. Further, impatience significantly affected decision-making in the task following the delay and the overall satisfaction. Gender differences are reported in how impatience is reflected by the users.


, Ph.D. Candidate, The Pennsylvania State University