Contemporary trends of ever-increasing amounts of data available, combined with fast delivery of information via information technologies (ITs) generate frequent IT-mediated interruptions (e.g., in the form of system notifications). Whilst IT-mediated interruptions promise various benefits in form of higher business productivity (Iqbal and Bailey, 2008) or better connectivity (Mansi and Levy, 2013), they also may lead to unintended outcomes at the price of negatively affecting important cognitive states such as flow (Bederson, 2004). In cooperation with SAP SE we investigate the design of flow-aware IT-mediated interruptions.

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