Category Archives : Interrupting


Productive Notifications on Your Blackberry

It’s fascinating to me how many productivity-related design decisions are made by makers of mobile gadgets (like Blackberrys,) software (like Outlook) and web services (like Gmail.)  In the first week of using a new BB Curve 8250, I have had to make a variety of changes to the default settings in order to have it […]

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Escalating Interrupters

Once I was late for a call with former coach. What made it more significant  than just ordinary lateness was the fact that this was the first call we had arranged. Her response was even more drastic, to my mind.  She put a clause in our contract that stated that if I were late for […]


Research on Interruptions

In other posts on this blog, I lament the lack of proper research in the entire field of time management, but recently I did come across the following paper that describes some empirical results in a study of interruptions. The original article that quoted the study was  from the New York Times, and it’s entitled […]


Advanced Interruptions

In the 2Time Management system, there is a fundamental practice called “Interrupting” which is essential in helping to bring a user out of the Flow state when it’s time to move on to the next time demand, or it’s time to attend to an ermegency of some sort. An article from 2008 in the New […]