a message to a user about some event.

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Validation, Alert, Urgent color usage

Im building a mobile application that allows users to ask each other for help with homework questions. Users also have the ability to message each other directly. On the page of my application that ...
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When should users be notified of a pending password expiration

Like many, I am required to change my password periodically. When it is about to expire, I am notified on the logon screen (I connect via VPN), but this notification begins two weeks (14 days) before ...
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Duration of alert messages/notifications

From my understanding, alert messages/notifications should not just disappear after a certain amount of time for accessibility reasons - some people may require more time to read them so they should ...
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Should notifications “add up” if shown in a menu?

I have a B2B web app in which users can pay to add elements to their public profile. We are keen not to make it look too "e-commerce" as it is for financial companies rather than B2C. Currently, ...
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Best practice when designing screen reader friendly notification functionality

I am curious how you should approach the design of notification functionality with screen readers in mind. Let's take Facebook as an example. If someone comments on one of your posts. A little popup ...
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Should I retry a manual refresh when network is available?

I have a mobile app that automatically downloads user content from the Internet according to a schedule. Sometimes it might miss a scheduled update because the device wasn't connected to the Internet ...
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Notification Panel [closed]

What do you think is the best way to present a standard notification panel in a system to the user? Widely adopted is the 100% width bar at the top of the page with an icon. Generally this bar is ...
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Push Notifications for Update

We have an iPhone app available in the app store that utilizes push notifications. Normally we use this functionality to inform users when new podcasts are available (usually once a week). We've ...
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What's the appropriate way using desktop like notifications in a webapp (chrome notification feature)

I'm planning to use Chrome's notifications feature. I want to show important informations on the notifications. My "users" are highly qualified technical persons, so i think it's good idea. But not so ...
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How to let users know how to manually send notifications?

We're dealing with a schedule in our system that is composed of many tasks. Based on user feedback, we're introducing a "per cell" edit mechanism into the schedule grid to facilitate easy updating. ...
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Feedback : notification displaying and removal

I have some web applications which allow the users to do some actions. For example, i need to show a paginated items list. When the user clicks the "Create Item" button, a modal window is displayed. ...
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Why are email notifications editable in desktop clients but not in mobile apps (i.e. Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest)

If you open (on your desktop) Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you can edit your email notifications settings, but obviously not your mobile settings. If you open your mobile app, however, why are ...
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Alerts, notifications, (status) messages - looking for real practical examples [closed]

Are there somewhere real practical examples of texts for alerts, notifications and status messages? I thought of something like a library where you could search for an area and find ideas and ...
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How to display actions similar to one another for proper UX

The company I work for have a Search widget which will allow them to search for petrol station sites in the database. A User is able to have a "Saved Search" which will allow them to re-run a detailed ...
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Edit mobile notifications on desktop client

Should there be a setting in the desktop client to let users edit mobile notifications? Is it ok to not allow this in the desktop client and just let them set mobile notification preferences from ...
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Why do error and success messages have a close button?

It seems really weird as they usually do nothing, only hide themselves. Is it a "turn a blind eye to problem in hope it goes away"? I'm talking about inline status message like this one from ...
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Blue or red color for counter of new messages?

I'm trying to implement an inbox for users and there is an indicator in the site that shows you how many new messages you have. When I use blue for notifications it nicely fits in the site, and red ...
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What's the best approach: real time email notifications or digest emails at regular intervals?

I have a Q/A site that deals with my area of medical practice. I'm a doctor and a programmer. Users can do the typical things like follow threads and other users. I don't want to spam users all the ...
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Email notifications: “You've received a message” vs the full message

While working on a web-based business management tool, we're looking into adding forums. Let's say a user has notifications turned on, for every time someone posts in a topic you've created or ...
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Alternative method of displaying notification alert to user with awkward icons

Due to the awkward nature of my notification icon, I've been forced to settle with a red dot near the notifications icon, which seems less than ideal from a UX point of view particularly because it ...
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What is a better phrase that will inform the user about app autostart?

What is a better phrase that will inform a user about an app autostart after power connected: "App will run automatically on power connected" "App will start autommatically when power connected"
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Experience with effective subject and body for “credit card expiring soon” emails

I have a subscription service that has a few dozen subscribers drop off every month because of expired credit cards. I was hoping to gain a little insight into some best practices for an email to prod ...
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Inform user of an update without being intrusive?

How could I inform users of my website that I'm removing some features like author, duration, etc on the search results and explain that it causes it to slow down drastically without being too ...
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What is the idea behind the download dialog of Internet Explorer?

In Internet Explorer 11 the file download dialog appears at the bottom of the window. I know many people who don't know where to find the "save" and "open" buttons after having clicked on a download ...
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Any good suggestions to alert / remind user to save after editing field on a web page?

I have an asp.net-mvc site and a page that has a large number of editable fields table rows, etc that all can be edited. Because the page is quite long the save button often is not visible on the ...
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How to inform user about multiple important events at one moment

I have to show user information about many important events at one moment - e.g. when he enters the app. So far I was showing just one event but now requirements changed and multiple events must be ...
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Android: toast vs alert dialog

In Android application, which one should be prefered - toast notification or alert dialog? Or better, where should we use toasts and where should we use dialogs? Personally I would use toast for ...
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Floating animated message vs. confirmation message. When to use each?

Some pre-clarifications: By floating animated messages I mean the Firefox style messages usually appearing bottom right of the window, for example, when a file downloaded successfully. By ...
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How to differentiate errors: notify user or log silently

Software generally have means to detect errors, like catching exceptions, and these can be categorized : App cannot run, some prerequisite not met. App failed to start. App started but some parts ...
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Notification for remove operations

Is it advisable to notify a person for remove operations such as rejection, delete, removals, etc. For example, if I share to someone a document and later on if it's removed. Should it be notified to ...
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Notify a user why nothing happened

I'm writing a content filtering application that operates at the hardware level. The UI is basically out of the picture once the user starts the filter, as it is hidden in the windows task tray. As a ...
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Using toast for form success and error input

is it natural to use toast notification for a success and error on form validation? I know android and google mail uses this on their application, but I cannot verify why this is the best solution ...
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How to indicate a disabled core functionality?

How should a certain action be disabled, when the user has run out of necessary permissions to perform that action? Specifically, I am designing a search engine where each search may take up to an ...
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Should upload or download progress notifications be summarized on Android L?

Google recently released new design guidelines for the upcoming Android L. In those guidelines, they say multiple similar notifications should be summarized. Does anyone know if this applies to ...
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What are the boundaries of Notification?

You've all seen this from time to time - the never ending notification provider spamming you with e-mail, or a new Facebook attached games notifying you that "all your lives are back" or that friend ...
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What is a useful way of doing “all ok” notifications?

Who watches the watchers A monitoring system (e.g. nagios) usually has a good way of producing warnings and change-notifications. But the worst thing that can happen is to miss an event because the ...
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Is a Loading label / notification on link click / redirect necessary?

Is a Loading label / notification on link click / redirect necessary? Nowadays if I click a link the only sign that something is happening or processing is that the favicon on the tab changes into a ...
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What is the best approach to informing users of new features on a web-based product? [duplicate]

I'd like to inform users of new features that are happening in our web portal. This feature is not applicable to all users but may be useful to others; nonetheless we'd like to raise awareness that ...
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Is putting a toast in the lower part of the screen the optimal position?

On Android, a toast is a transient confirmation message appearing in the lower portion of the screen. Did Google consciously position the toast here for optimal usability? I want to port this toast ...
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Is there a list of conventions and standards for notifications, warnings, and messages directed at the user?

My team and I are working on a style guide for our programs that will be both in the form of webapps and programs. While creating this style guide, we are researching common practices in order to make ...
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Should power users be notified when a new feature will change their existing workflow?

We have a legacy application that has a sizeable group of power users. We will be releasing a new feature that will improve the experience for new and regular users, but we know it will impact the ...
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Handle Push Notification when app is in foreground

Let's imagine i'm building a football gamblers app. In my app the user can "follow" the game that is currently "active" (The closest game that the user has gambled on). The main screen will show the ...
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Colour status notification for admin

I have to design , a website for a inventory storage firm. The items that are displayed , have three different status 1) In the store 2) Outside 3) Under Process, When user , visits the homepage, ...
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When to use different Android toast durations?

I'm making an Android app and I'm having difficulty determining what duration of 'Toast' I should use. I'm currently popping up a 'Toast' for an error message which is rather short. I also know I ...
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Getting users to dismiss alerts or notifications

I have a system where any events worthy of attention are displayed as notifications and highlighted in red on the main tool bar with a drop down menu. See picture. The user then has the ability to ...
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When showing alert notifications, should I notify simply that “alerts exist” or give a number?

I have an "alert menu" that currently shows the number of unseen alerts. Alerts are e.g., comments on status, name tagged, etc. The indication that there are alerts prompts the user to click on the ...
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Is “you've been logged out” push notification helpful to the user?

I have the Fidelity app installed on my phone, and 5 minutes after I leave my phone, I get this push notification— Is there any purpose to show this message to the user? I often find it invasive ...
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How often should I send email notifications from a chat app?

So I have a site that has live messaging system to chat with other users in realtime. How often should I EMAIL them saying "You have a new message on ...". If they are heavily chatting it would ...
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Should I show a notification on an automatic save?

I have a web application in which a user can create filters for a news feed. When the user creates or modifies his filters, everything is saved to the server through API requests (without the need ...
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Choosing sound and sequence for Timer Camera countdown in terms of UX

Interesting conflict. I'm developing Timer camera app(IOS). Generally , this app let set the timer to any number of seconds you want, when the time reaches 0 theres shutter sound and the image ...