In working from home scenarios, it is unknown whether a headphone wearing person is currently available or in an online meeting. Therefore, we explored the design space of headphones as wearable public displays to show information to people nearby directly on the headphones. We conducted two brainstorming session, several design sessions and an online survey. The online survey with 63 participants shows the acceptability of our design considerations and helped us creating a prototype.
We considered different headphone types during brainstorming.
34 of 63 paricipants would use headphones with wearable public displays
They would share the following information while wearing such headphones:
In cooperation with our students Kevin Schumann, Daniel Wittenburg, Michael Mircea, Nikita Povelkin and Nico Osterndorf, we created a prototype. More information on the prototype here.