For humanized message placement what is considered to be the best placement? Upper right side of screen, or upper left side of screen? The person that I work for said that there was a study on humanized message placement and the study's conclusion said that the HM should be on the LEFT. To me, that doesn't seem correct.

Where should humanized messages be placed?

  • As far as I'm aware, Humanized Messages is just a jQuery plugin for displaying unobrtrustive notifications. I doubt there are any usability studies on that plugin specifically - unless your employer can provide a reference? Are you looking for guidance on where notifications should appear more generally? – Matt Obee Jan 26 '15 at 14:38

Similar software puts the notifications in the top-right of the screen.

Examples include Apple's Notification Center, Growl for Windows and OSX, and the one Chrome uses whenever I play songs in Google Music.

This seems to be industry standard for non-intrusive notifications.

If you're looking for a bigger punch, put them straight in the middle of the screen rather than a corner.

  • The right corner tends to be the least intrusive position (compared to center & left) for these messages if you take into account of the typical F-shape scanning pattern. – nightning Jan 27 '15 at 20:56

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