You might have noticed that we left out two other categories from the comparison table. On one hand, we have "Monitor",which, according to a recent study from 2019, could no longer be found. However, we firmly doubt that this category is irrelevant today. Especially in the modern era, we are practically conditioned to monitor information. One thinks of the news feeds featuring the most recent Covid-19 statistics. Or the tracking of stock prices. Therefore, it is without a doubt that we will look more closely at this category in the future.
On the other hand, we have “Notified”, which made its debut in the new study as a new category. Our analysis indicates, however, that this does not represent a conventional intention of use. This is due to the fact that, unlike the other categories, it serves more as an activation mechanism and does not permit us to attribute an intention. Instead, the context of this activation is what shapes the intention. For instance, a push notification may alert us that additional tickets are available for a concert that has already sold out. We are much more likely to have the intention of use “Act” or“Understand” if we click on this push notification to purchase a ticket. The displaying, or even clicking, of the push notification clearly falls outside the definition for an intention of use.