When individuals within a social group fail to silence their devices during events e.g., meetings, theatrical performances, conversations, etc., notifications from a device can lead to a disturbance to the social group. Such disturbance can result in some pique even in everyday social settings, e.g., a family dinner or a face-to-face conversation.
This disclosure describes use of physical gestures that a user can perform to shush a phone while simultaneously telegraphing an intention to focus to others. The gestures of the user, and the mode of the consumer device when shushed, are such that other members of a social group are encouraged to similarly shush their phones.
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Jenson, Scott, "Shush gesture for consumer devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 08, 2018)