Questions tagged [notification]

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UI for autosaving checkboxes and radiobuttons

I am re-designing an online platform and we've decided to introduce autosave for settings. I understand it's important to communicate the autosaving feature to the user. This seems to be typically ...
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Is a "Login Successful" Message Necessary?

On an informational/forum website (say, similar to a StackExchange site), is it necessary to show a "login successful" message? Clarification: On the site in question, the users can log in by ...
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"X Module is disabled" toast color - red or yellow

So I have a widget that displays some info. In some cases - you should be able to click on it and it redirects you to the X Module In other cases - the X Module is disabled and when the user clicks on ...
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Notifications to both primary and secondary email

Would it make sense to allow the user to choose receiving email notifications to both their primary email and their secondary one? Or should I just limit the user to selecting just one?
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Are there guidelines or best practices for notifications or prompts for how to use your app?

I have even seen this in high-end professional 3d applications, where they will always show you messages, notifications, or prompts for how to perform the most basic tasks such as selecting things, ...
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Examples of UI Indicators for Live Support

Looking for an indicator example that would be the best way that indicates live support is available for a site. Any current examples that do this successfully? Site examples?
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How to inform user that value of form field was removed?

We have some background processing on form and in the result, some of the form fields can become null. So how should information message about this action look like? The best option we have "The value ...
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Notifications drawer or new page? Linkedin vs FB

Most applications like Facebook show notifications in a notifications drawer. However, LinkedIn shows them on a new page. Why might taking the user to a whole new page be better UX than using a drawer/...
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Best practice for notification timeouts

The app I'm currently working on has a notification banner that appears when successful or unsuccessful network calls. It says things like "Your address was updated successfully!" or "...
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When to validate if the set of items selected totally valid for the operation?

Case: enterprise web-client solution for sales orders, the User needs to select lots of items to perform one operation in bulk and not all the items are applicable for this operation (due to hidden ...
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Error on initial push notification subscription

Does it make sense to inform the user with an error message when initial registration to push notifications fails?
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What is the best way to map a product's system of notifications?

I am looking for some design research or other method which is used to map notification's frequency, priority, and intensity based upon a user's emotion, behavior, etc. This method could be applied ...
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Should I notify the user that the thread owner deleted their post?

I have a website that works like a forum but not exactly. Here, users can create their content of threads while any user can add their posts to this thread. However, the thread creator has editorial ...
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What's the difference between flag messages and toast messages?

What's the difference between flag messages and toast messages? Are they the same thing?
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Grouping in-app notifications based on where they come from, who triggered them, and what the actions are

I'm working on a project where I'm defining the UX for web in-app notifications. The app is quite similar to task management apps, kind of like Asana, Monday, etc. Now for example, if we have a user ...
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Ideal frequency for reminder email to review host/guest in Airbnb marketplace app?

In a marketplace app (e.g. like Airbnb), what would the ideal frequency be for reminder emails to review the other party (e.g. host/guest)? I read about Email Reminder Best Practices as well as the ...
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Notifications - when to use success and when info

Currently, we have implemented notifications to the software and I started to get puzzled when to use success and when to use info notification. Ie. Forgot password - Notification: Password has been ...
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Top Notification versus Central Notification

When talking about Notification Design I have seen Notifications placed on the top of the screen, on proximity of where the UI element and action is happening and finally, central, on the screen. What ...
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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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Placement of flash/growl notifications or messages in web application

Question I have been wading through tons of questions on the topic of flash/growl notifications, but none of them touch on where those notifications should be placed and why they should be placed ...
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Should hourly email notification accumulate all the notification from past hours?

I am designing an email notification setting for an ERP. Based on the image above: User selected the 'Hourly' option for email notification. In the first hour away from the system, the user gets 3 ...
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What is a "toast notification"?

Microsoft mentions the toast as a visual element in the package manifest for Metro-style apps with the attribute ToastCapable="true". What does this mean?
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Notifications Drawer

We are working on a desktop app with lots of events/alerts/notifications. Because of that, we created a 'notification drawer', similar to the this one: My question is: do you expect the snackbars and ...
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Interface for showing gain/loss of points during an activity (e.g. playing a game)

Suppose in a game like a racing game, you earn points for certain activities and lose points for certain activities. Example: you earn points every time you dodge an obstacle and you lose points every ...
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Maximum number of notifications supported in grouped email notification

This is the email notification template for users who turn on their email notification settings (hourly, daily). The number of notifications may vary depending on the user so it is possible to have a ...
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Best practices for pinned banner alerts in iPhone X view?

Hey everybody, I'm experimenting with pinning a full-width banner on an iOS app I'm working on, but as you can see it looks a little awkward with the bottom curvature of an iPhone X-12. I debated ...
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Are mandatory notifications GDPR compliant?

I have designed a notification center for my app. I would like to make sure users can't turn - off some types of in-app notifications: comments and replies. Our app should be GDPR compliant. Is it ...
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Are push notifications for an app update a good user experience?

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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Smart watch notifications when doing maintenance work

I'm looking to improve the notifications experience for a heavy duty smart watch that assists people working on maintenance activities in a factory environment (e.g. the room they are in might be ...
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Wizard layout form behavior..best practice question

I have a form on my UI. Some fields in there are mandatory. The user needs to enter these fields and click next to proceed to the next sent of fields..basically a wizard layout. What is a better ...
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Good resources on technical boundaries of (push) notifications

Our retail company uses a mobile browser-based tool to manage and fulfil orders. Basically, people working in our stores check a list of orders that need to be prepared, assign one or more to ...
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Should I use alert box or just helper?

I have a case, related to inquiring a sequence of number. User can look up to that number and processed that into another task. But not all number can be inquired in this system (due to some rules). I ...
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Possible (best) way(s) to provide feedback for an action of Google Chrome Extension ContextMenu

I am making a Google Chrome Extension called Duolingo Notes, this extension can help the Duolingo learner bookmark the sentence in Duolingo courses. I would like to use a ContextMenu (the chrome....
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Is it beneficial for users to be able to change the display location of user and system notifications?

Some back story. I'm working on a data science platform, and sometimes when working with Jupyter, RStudio, H20, etc, displaying notifications works for one type of notebook but not the other. Because ...
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How to globally provide real-time feedback for async operations?

Preface I'm working on designs for a web application where users can create data-processing workflows that get executed asynchronously from the server. Most of the time workflows will run in ...
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Should I have a cooldown time between audio notifications for a group chat? If so, how long?

Is there a standard or research on optimal cooldown times for audio notifications? I have a group chat application that can optionally make a sound for every received message, but it can get really ...
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Should a Notification Center have an infinite history or should it allow the user to close them?

I'm working on a Notification Center (in a web application) and I can't find any information about the notifications history. So I don't know what is the best behaviour to apply for my notification ...
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Best place for notification preferences

Today I am working on a new feature inside our web app to allow users to set up their notification preferences. However, I am struggling to find an appropriate place to include this feature, which ...
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Best practice for Web Push Notifications Prompt

I want to implement push notifications on my website. The obvious option is to simply show the prompt once the user lands on the page. But is this a good practice? I read the EDGE is auto-blocking the ...
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Handling long 'important' alerts on mobile

We're challenged on how to handle multiple long alerts for mobile. In some instances they can be so long the rest of the actual content gets pushed down. the content of these alerts are related to ...
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Best practice for out-of-app notifications for in-app messages?

Platforms like Task Rabbit and Airbnb send users an email and/or text message when an in-app message is received. What is best practice in terms of UX for how and when these out-of-app notifications (...
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What is a better solution for too many in-app notifications

With the current state of travel, there are many regulatory bits of information that need to be conveyed to users as they make a booking on our travel app. Here there are at least 4 separate ...
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When to remind with "Remind me later"?

What are some things I should consider and think about that will help me figure out when we should remind the user of something? For context: Our mobile app is basically a wine collecting app. When ...
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Offline logout of mobile application and receiving notifications

I am siting in a bit of a predicament and cannot find a information about a solution to the predicament on the internet even though I'm sure that someone would have encountered it. The problem if ...
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How to indicate partial success in an Android notification?

My question is somewhat similar to this question: How to provide an indication for partial success? But I need to show the indication as an Android Notification. A user can send an alarm (calling for ...
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In app - planned maintenance and unplanned downtime messaging

I'm designing the messaging for 2 types of scenarios. Planned maintenance, and unplanned downtime. in both cases, certain services on the app won't work, but the rest of the app will function as ...
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Notification to jump to specialist content in feed

Is there a "best in class" example of how to direct users to a specific bit of content in their feed? I am working on a pilot app that curates articles for students and I am looking for an effective ...
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Using WhatsApp messaging to notify users when their order is ready

I'm designing a food ordering experience for a restaurant and we're considering using WhatsApp Business as a way to notify users when their food is ready. this means users will input their phone ...
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Error notice vs upgrade banner

We have two distinct styles for the following: An error message (which is a red/black banner at the top of the page) An upgrade message (which is a light-colored banner prompting the user to upgrade ...
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Since late 2019, why are we seeing a massive increase in pop-up notifications, and why do UI designers think this is a good idea?

This might be slightly broad, but I think most of the questions on this site are somewhat subjective and broad anyway. Since about late 2019, the number of pop-up notifications and potentially ...

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