Questions tagged [notification]

a message to a user about some event.

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Partial success message when deleting items

In one of our applications, the user can select multiple items and delete as many of them as they wish in single click. However, while processing this request there is some validation and ...
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Best pattern for posting to social networks

I have an app (RateBeer for Android) that allows users to post updates to the social network, like publishing a beer review, setting their current status, setting a star-rating or adding availability ...
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Mobile App: Data Update Notification

I have a mobile app that displays simple data for a large set of items. The entire database is downloaded to the device (<5MB) on first run but requires updates in between source code updates. ...
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Why leave read notifications in an inbox?

I am making a website with the primary purpose of creating content (specifically, arguments consisting of interlinked statements), very similar in approach to Stack Exchange. Currently, I am ...
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Desktop app status bar: Notification vs error message

I'm working on a particular feature that requires messages to be shown in the context menu when user clicks on it. Option 1 Display different icons for different events (Upgrades and errors for ...
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What is the best way to confirm something has been copied?

I have a 'Copy' button that copies generated output to the system clipboard. What is the best way to confirm that it has been copied? I was thinking of those possibilities: A dialog "Copied." A ...
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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 Twitter'...
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How do I display two notifications types on same icon?

What is the best way to display two notification statuses on one icon. Business has requested need to view escalated items as well as new items on first glance. I would like to know is if its proper ...
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Should a confirmation of the style “Your message has been deleted” be green, yellow, red?

For success messages, I usually use green, for warnings yellow and for errors red. Now in the trash folder users can delete messages permanently and restore messages. I got confused which color would ...
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What is the most effective color to be used on notifications?

I need to choose a color to be used with notifications. I was placing an exclamation mark over a red circle, but I was told it looks more like an error if you haven't seen it in the UI before. So now ...
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What image and message use in the “Not found” page (404 error page) [closed]

I've seen the robot of Google, the creature that has Github. I think that is question of imagination and what kind of data manages your web app to design a custom image and the message to show to the ...
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Handling inactive notifications icons

With our app, there's currently a list of notification icons in the left side of the page. This are to alert you to events or things to do (e.g. you haven't contacted customer x for 30 days, you have ...
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Email notification service - registration required or not?

I am creating a notification service in my web app that will allow people to be notified when certain types of postings are published according to their tastes. They will be able to sign up for ...
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How to Display Occasional Announcements on a Website?

I’d like to add an announcement banner or an element with the same functionality (e.g. alert, button) to a website to notify users about an upcoming survey. It should contain a call for participation, ...
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How do Notifications affect User Behavior?

We all use notifications in some form to keep us informed of what is happening around us. If we got a new e-mail, a new text message, a missed phone call, a mention in a tweet, a Facebook like or ...
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How to show notifications on a desktop app?

We have a desktop app where in there's a consultant receiving customers for a video conference / consultation. In this app, we have incoming customers (meaning, customers that require consultation ...
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Dropdowns within dropdowns

We are mocking out new notifications and requests panels for our web app and I wanted to see if anyone had any ideas on a better way to represent this concept of a dropdown within a dropdown. I don't ...
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When to display a success notification from modal window

I'm working on a web app which heavily uses modal windows to display forms/options for different tasks. Some of the modals have a one time only 'confirm' action which warrants a 'success notification' ...
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Are there guidelines on the timing and frequency of notifications?

I'm noticing an increase in the number of app notifications that seek a more continuous engagement threshold. Then, I get notifications about almost anything, at least once per hour. The extreme ...
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Does spamming users work?

If there's one thing that drives me absolutely mad it's when I sign up to a website or an app and they send me emails without my consent to either "remind" me to use their product more often or give ...
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To success or not to success?

I searched around if it's really a must especially in web. I found two great UX SE answer. One is from: https://ux.stackexchange.com/a/11652/86963 The other is from: https://ux.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Push notifications vs basic notifications/alerts

In our Reading app, we already provide basic notifications (or alerts) - e.g. if someone has followed you, someone liked your article, you've gotten 20 likes, etc. We would like to test out push ...
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Why Gmail, Dropbox have started using bell for notification icon?

Recently, I've seen that Gmail and Dropbox have changed their notification icon and have started using bell. I would like to understand: Why bell? Is it becoming industry standard?
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How to communicate an enforced page refresh to the user?

I am working on an app that monitors firefighters during an incident. It could happen that we need to refresh the page automatically, in order to ensure that the user uses the last version of the app....
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best approach to notification/error message notifications

in the application i'm working on, there are 2 types of notifications: Confirmation messages (successful action results) and Alerts (unsuccessful action results/errors and Session expiration prompts). ...
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How to let users know of a new feature available throughout the website?

We are considering making our product's feature available as an add-on that websites can enable within themselves. Any help with the following is appreciated: What are some effective ways of letting ...
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Notifying Friends When New Friend Joined?

What seems like the proper way to notify friends that a new friend has joined. Pros and cons for each scenario from experience would be helpful, from a UX perspective I'm interesting and seeing which ...
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How to handle notifications in unfocused window?

I'm having a radio website and whenever a new song comes up, it shows a notification and most of the time you don't have the window focused, so what to do if the user decides to click them? Hide ...
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Why people tend to go traditional instead of using their cool reminder phone app?

We all have some cool reminders applications in our phones, that have all the features to remind as at a specific time a task we have to do. Besides this, as I read in a review/survey, people tend ...
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Is this a good way of attracting a user's attention to a message?

I need to draw my users' attention to a warning message, alerting them to a problem and giving guidance of what they need to do next. The message does not appear on a popup box, since that would mean ...
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Which case is good UX? A Peugeot VS BMW Story [closed]

This question applies to a different product than most UX designers are used to discuss: cars. Long story short, in my short 7 year driving experience I've be mostly driving two cars: a 2005 Peugeot ...
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Is a notification counter needed?

I didn't find anything about this. I would like to know if there is any problem in using just a floating circle, warning the user about new notifications or should I display the number of ...
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What is a good icon for “notifications” tab? [closed]

We're trying to fit a nice notifications tab icon for our app. However, we couldn't find a global icon to define notifications. Facebook uses a globe (we can't use that, as we use globe to "discover/...
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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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Should chat users be informed when the other user closes chat?

In an application which allows 2 people to chat with each other in indiviual windows, if user 1 closes the chat window, should user 2 be notified that user 1 closed the chat? (e.g User 1 Closed Chat ...
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Best principle for designing notification experience

I'm currently building a the base notification system for a startup I'm working at, and am having a hard time defining the line between being spammy and making 100% sure the user knows about something ...
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When is it appropriate to use fading animated messages for feedback and notification.

To clarify: these are messages (text or symbols) that appear right at the point of interaction, and then float away and fade out. You see this kind of animation when adding people to your Circle in ...
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Good examples of notification systems (other than iphone/android)? [closed]

Has anyone seen any good examples of notifications systems out there, aside from iphone or android? I'm looking to design a notifications system that will give the user a gentle nudge (as they work in ...
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Error handling - what to do with large error list?

We are rewriting our desktop application and we are thinking of improving the error handling and error notifications. Currently, it is only based on modal dialogs. But some of the messages contain ...
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Where to Put Credits for an App

I made an application that includes a list of credits. This contains, among other things, names of people who have helped, Kickstarter backers, and legal notices for software libraries I've used that ...
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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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Should users receive a notification when they are being rated poorly?

I'm working on this cleaning services marketplace and we've decided to implement a two sided rating system. Since a few customers are being disrespectful to the cleaners, we are implementing some ...
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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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Notification patterns in ios7

Are there any useful notification patterns in iOS7 for alerting users that an action (such as a download) completed successfully? A comparison would be Android's 'Toast' notification. I couldn't find ...
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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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Opinions needed on a dashboard design [closed]

Here's a VERY stripped down version of a dashboard design with some changes to protect it and the company it is for. I need a few opinions. 1) We currently have an ongoing debate over notifications. ...
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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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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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Not notify user about bad results?

I'm developing an App that saves a user time doing something by giving the user instrcutions every step of the way. To make it more rewarding to use the App I want to give him some feedback on how ...
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Growl notifications in web application

The web application I work on includes long running tasks that show progress in the browser. While a task is running the user can browser and use the rest of the application. Would a pattern like ...