Collaboration tools: Notifications and alerts


Notifications and alerts make us aware of a new messages from different platforms. They show us reminders (e.g., for calendar events), but also communication from other people. An important part of notifications and alerts is that they are actively reminding you. 

Reasons to use notifications and alerts

  • Help to remind things
    • To dos
    • Calendar
  • To be informed about urgent matters
  • Be aware of text messages and calls


  • Stay in contact easily
  • Don’t forget things
  • Notice urgent information as soon as possible


  • Distraction 
  • Time consuming
  • No time off from information and other people
  • It can be 
    • manipulative
    • addictive 
    • annoying