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Attention management

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Attention management refers to models and tools for supporting the management of attention at the individual or at the collective level cf attention economy, and at the short-term quasi real time or at a longer term over periods of weeks or months

Different studies have been conducted in using Information and Communications Technology ICT for supporting attention, and in particular, models have been elaborated for supporting attention Davenport & Beck 2001Roda & Nabeth 2008

Supporting the management of attention objective is to bring a certain number of solutions to:

  • people perception cognitive limitations, such as the limited capacity of the human short-term memory an average number of 4 items Cowan 2001 can be managed at a given time, or the theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships the Dunbar's number of 150
  • information overload
  • social interaction overload that may for instance originate from the online social networking services from which people get a lot of solicitations
  • interruption Kebinger 2005
  • multitasking Rosen 2008

Tools can be designed for supporting attention

  • at the organizational level, by supporting organization processes Apostolou, Karapiperis & Stojanovic 2008
  • at the collective level
  • at the individual level, for instance using attentive user interfaces Vertegaal 2003 Vertegaal et al 2006 Huberman & Wu 2008
  • at the individual level by helping people to assess and analyze their attention related practices for instance with the tool AttentionScape Davenport,Beck 2001

These tools are often adaptive hypermedia, and often rely on profiling the user Nabeth 2008 in order determine how to better support people's attention


  • 1 Projects
  • 2 See also
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


A certain number of projects have been conducted to investigate how to use ICT to support attention such as:

  • AtGentive – Attentive Agents for Collaborative Learners
  • SAKE – Semantic-enabled Agile Knowledge-based eGovernment IST 027128
  • SUITOR Maglio et al 2000

See also

  • Attention economy
  • Information overload
  • Personal information management
  • Time management
  • User modeling


  • Apostolou, D; Karapiperis, S; Stojanovic, N 2008 "On Managing Users' Attention in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations" In GA Tsihrintzis; et al New Directions in Intelligent Interactive Multimedia, SCI 142 Springer pp 239–248 doi:101007/978-3-540-68127-4_25 
  • Cowan, Nelson Feb 2001 "The magical number 4 in short-term memory: a reconsideration of mental storage capacity" The Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 24: 87–114 doi:101017/S0140525X01003922 PMID 11515286 
  • Davenport, TH; Beck, JC 2001 The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business Harvard Business School Press ISBN 1-57851-441-X 
  • Davenport, T; Voelpel, S 2001 "The rise of knowledge towards attention management" Journal of knowledge management 5 3: 212–222 doi:101108/13673270110400816 
  • Huberman, Bernardo A; Wu, Fang 2008 "The Economics of Attention: Maximizing User Value in Information Rich Environments" PDF Advances in Complex Systems 11 4: 487–496 doi:101142/S0219525908001830 
  • Kebinger, J 2005 "Current research in workplace interruption management" PDF Paper COMP171 Archived from the original PDF on 2008-11-20 
  • Maglio, PP; Barrett, R; Campbell, CS; Selker, T 2000 "SUITOR: An attentive information system" In GA Tsihrintzis; et al Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2000 PDF ACM Press pp 169–176 doi:101145/325737325821 
  • Nabeth, Thierry 2008 "User Profiling for Attention Support for School and Work" In Mireille Hildebrandt and Serge Gutwirth Profiling the European Citizen Springer pp 185–200 doi:101007/978-1-4020-6914-7_10 
  • Roda, Claudia; Nabeth, Thierry 2008 "Attention management in organizations: Four levels of support in information systems" In A Bounfour 978-0-415-43771-4 Organizational Capital: Modelling, Measuring and Contextualising Routledge advanced research series in management Check |url= value help Routledge pp 214–233 
  • Rosen, Christine 2008 "The Myth of Multitasking" The New Atlantis, Spring 2008 20: 105–110 
  • Vertegaal, Roel 2003 "Attentive User Interfaces" PDF Communications of the ACM 46 3: 30 doi:101145/636772636794 Archived from the original PDF on 2010-09-29 
  • Vertegaal, Roel; Shell, JS; Chen, D; Mamuji, A 2006 "Designing for augmented attention: Towards a framework for attentive user interfaces" Computers in Human Behavior 22 4: 771–789 doi:101016/jchb200512012 
  • Wolpers, Martin; Najjar, Jehad; Verbert, Katrien; Duval, Erik 2007 "Tracking Actual Usage: the Attention Metadata Approach" International Journal Educational Technology and Society 10 3 Special Issue on "Advanced Technologies for Life-Long Learning ISSN 1176-3647 

External links

  • AtGentiveWatch: Attention

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