Judith Borghouts

Judith Borghouts
PhD student
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UCLIC, University College London
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United Kingdom

I am interested in the way we transcribe data and how different strategies have an effect on performance and errors we make whilst doing this task. In particular, I am interested how people self-interrupt work to look up task-relevant information. These interruptions, though necessary to complete the task, can be disruptive and people can get diverted by distractions, losing focus on their work. I am exploring design interventions to help people be more aware of their behaviour and adopt better data entry strategies.

Brief biography

I have done my BSc at the University of Amsterdam in Information Science, and my MSc at the University of York in Human Centred Interactive Technologies.

Research Publications

Judith Borghouts, C Pretorius, Amid Ayobi, S Abdullah, EV Eikey Editorial: Factors influencing user engagement with digital mental health interventions 2023 Frontiers in Digital Health, Journal article
Judith Borghouts, Duncan Brumby, Anna Cox TimeToFocus: Feedback on Interruption Durations Discourages Distractions and Shortens Interruptions 2020 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Journal article
Judith Borghouts, Duncan Brumby, Anna Cox Looking Up Information in Email: Feedback on Visit Durations Discourages Distractions 2018 Conference paper (text)
Judith Borghouts, Duncan Brumby, Anna Cox Batching, Error Checking and Data Collecting: Understanding Data Entry in a Financial Office 2017 Conference paper (text)
Sarah Wiseman, Judith Borghouts, D Grgic, Duncan Brumby, Anna Cox The Effect Of Interface Type On Visual Error Checking Behavior 2015 Conference paper (text)
Judith Borghouts, F Soboczenski, Paul Cairns, Duncan Brumby Visualizing magnitude: Graphical number representations help users detect large number entry errors 2015 Conference paper (text)