The Walking Talking Stick: Understanding Automated Note-Taking in Walking Meetings


While walking meetings offer a healthy alternative to sit-down meetings, they also pose practical challenges. Taking notes is difficult while walking, which limits the potential of walking meetings. To address this, we designed the Walking Talking Stick---a tangible device with integrated voice recording, transcription, and a physical highlighting button to facilitate note-taking during walking meetings. We investigated our system in a three-condition between-subjects user study with thirty pairs of participants (N=60) who conducted 15-minute outdoor walking meetings. Participants either used clip-on microphones, the prototype without the button, or the prototype with the highlighting button. We found that the tangible device increased task focus, and the physical highlighting button facilitated turn-taking and resulted in more useful notes. Our work demonstrates how interactive artifacts can incentivize users to hold meetings in motion and enhance conversation dynamics. We contribute insights for future systems which support conducting work tasks in mobile environments

Best Paper
Luke Haliburton
LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
Natalia Bartłomiejczyk
Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland
Albrecht Schmidt
LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
Paweł W. Woźniak
Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Jasmin Niess
University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


会議: CHI 2023

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (

セッション: Internet of Things for Social Purposes

Hall B
6 件の発表
2023-04-26 20:10:00
2023-04-26 21:35:00