Interruptive notifications in support of task management

Celeste Lyn Paul, Anita Komlodi, Wayne Lutters

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Abstract Our research explores how interruptive notifications support task management in a desktop environment. We conducted two user studies with a community of open source software users and developers to explore their experience with interruptive notifications. We found that certain kinds of notifications support multitasking, task prioritization, task management, as well as influence task disruption management. We discuss how these behaviors affect the notification-task management user experience and offer design guidelines derived from these results to inform better design of systems that interrupt through notification.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1934
Pages (from-to)20-34
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Human Computer Studies
Publication statusPublished - júl. 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Education
  • Engineering(all)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture

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