System and Method of User Notification Management for Distraction Reduction
Publication Date: 2018-Feb-14
The IP.com Prior Art Database
System and Method of User Notification Management for Distraction Reduction Distraction at work can reduce the quality of work. When a user is engaged in an activity and during that time receives a notification, text, phone call etc., then that user’s attention is distracted and work is hampered. A person can also perform multiple activities at a time without being distracted; however, the same multi-tasking person can become distracted when already stressed. To reduce distraction caused by device notifications, a method and system are needed that can identify one logical completion of an activity, based on a user’s current cognitive state, and accordingly delay notifications, allowing a user to maintain focus on the current activity with a logical conclusion. The novel solution is a system and method of user notification management for distraction reduction. Software installed in the user’s various devices identifies the user’s level of effectiveness and distraction in a multi-tasking environment. Using a self-learning method, the software identifies a user’s ability to address multiple notifications at a time while performing any activity. After receiving any incoming content and before showing any notification, the software performs a measure of comparative importance of the incoming content with respect to the activity the user is currently performing. Based on user’s multi-tasking capability, the software determines whether it is appropriate to display the incoming notification or delayed it until a time when the user reaches a logical ending of the current activity. The software also tracks the user’s biometric parameters while performing any activity. Based on an assessment of the comparative importance of the incoming content, the software identifies whether to display or delay the notification until it detects a logical completion of the current activity. If the software delays the notification, then it predicts the performance duration of the current activity and accordingly notifies the sending party about the delay in response. To implement this distraction solution in a preferred emb...