Do Zenware Applications Reduce the Digital Distraction of Knowledge Workers? A Qualitative Study Based on Expert Interviews

  • Applications helping us to maintain the focus on work are called “Zenware” (from concentration and Zen). While form factors, use cases and functionality vary, all these applications have a common goal: creating uninterrupted, focused attention on the task at hand. The rise of such tools exemplifies the users’ desire to control their attention within the context of omnipresent distraction. InApplications helping us to maintain the focus on work are called “Zenware” (from concentration and Zen). While form factors, use cases and functionality vary, all these applications have a common goal: creating uninterrupted, focused attention on the task at hand. The rise of such tools exemplifies the users’ desire to control their attention within the context of omnipresent distraction. In expert interviews we investigate approaches in the context of attention-management at the workplace of knowledge workers. To gain a broad understanding, we use judgement sampling in interviews with experts from several disciplines. We especially explore how focus and flow can be stimulated. Our contribution has four components: a brief overview on the state of the art (1), a presentation of the results (2), strategies for coping with digital distractions and design guidelines for future Zenware (3) and an outlook on the overall potential in digital work environments (4).show moreshow less

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Author:Oliver KornORCiDGND, Damian Gerbaulet
Publisher:Springer
Place of publication:Cham
Year of Publication:2017
Date of first Publication:2017/06/24
ISBN:978-3-319-60582-1
Language:English
GND Keyword:Zenware
Tag:Arbeitswissenschaft
Human Resources; Zenware
DDC classes:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft
Parent Title (English):AHFE 2017: Advances in Ergonomics in Design
Volume:588
ISSN:2194-5357
First Page:115
Last Page:126
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Institutes:Hochschule Offenburg / Bibliografie
Acces Right:Zugriffsbeschränkt
Release Date:2018/01/17
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60582-1_12