Table 4

Secondary criteria for good reminders

ComprehensiveA good reminder should be able to work effectively for a wide range of acts to be remembered acts
CompelA good reminder should (when warranted or possible) compel the actor to perform a necessary task/act by blocking further progress until the act has been completed
ConfirmA good reminder should help the actor to check that the intended acts have been carried out as planned (i.e. it must continue to exist in a useful fashion after the time for action has passed)
ConvenientA good reminder should not cause unwanted or additional problems, particularly if these turn out to be worse than the omission
ConcludeA good reminder should be readily removable once the time for action and checking has passed