The Do Not Disturb Challenge

Notifications inform us about new messages, email, social network updates, … and are truly everywhere these days. They constantly capture out attention – whether the moment is right or not.

Can you remember how life was without them?

If you want to find out the answer to this question for yourself, consider to participate in the Do Not Disturb Challenge, where we ask people to go without notifications for a day.

As part of the Do Not Disturb Challenge, participants are asked to:

  • disable notification alerts on mobile phones, tablets, and computers for 24 hours,
  • fill out three questionnaires (each takes roughly 5-10 minutes): one prior the study, one after the day without notifications, and one after another day with notifications as usual,
  • and, optionally, take part in a post-study interview to let us know about your day without notifications.

Details can be found in the Online Consent Form.

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