Questions tagged [notification]

a message to a user about some event.

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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 ...
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Best Way to provide Notifications to user using Metro UI approach?

I'm a developer, not a designer or UI designer. I'm developing a system and trying to use Metro UI concepts. What is the best (or correct) way to provide a user notifications about errors using ...
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What is the optimal alarm handling for a calendar (or todo) event?

I am not statisfied with current alarm handling methods. It got worse, when I moved to my current home, which is a small town, 20 km to the capital. The problem is, that IMHO there should be more than ...
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Toasts on big screens - how to improve noticeability

Our webapp uses toast notifications to inform the user about the results of their action. They are displayed in the bottom right corner. The problem is that I use a big screen - 32 inch - and the ...
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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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Mobile interface - how to non-obtrusively ask user to do an optional action (alert equivalent)?

Modern mobile users have been conditioned to very quickly find the X, close or cancel buttons to dismiss all kinds of modal dialogs and ads in mobile apps. The typical scenario is - a user returns to ...
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Update notifications content after they're sent

Let's say that I have a notification system embedded in a forum. Whenever someone creates a thread, we'll send notifications about this new thread to some users. But, if it happens to the thread owner ...
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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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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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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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Easy and intuitive way to prompt the user for data entry throughout the day? (iOS app)

What are some easy, seamless ways to prompt an iOS/mobile user to input data throughout the day (e.g. for a food diary), from both the notification and the data entry perspective? So far the best ...
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Compare engagement of different push mediums

We're wondering if there's research on the engagement levels of different push mediums, i.e. CTR's of email vs. iOS notifications vs. android notifications vs. etc. Had a google, and a search here, ...
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What is the best way to handle mobile notifications with desktop clients?

I don't have an application that I'm currently working on, but issues I have both heard from others and experienced myself got me thinking. Some messengers (I have Hangouts in mind) have "...
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"This website uses cookies" notices should be hardcoded on the browser instead of the website? [closed]

Everyone is annoyed by this virtually useless cookie notices scattered in majority of all websites. Should there be a new a standard that this notice be placed in the browser instead of the website? ...
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The usefulness of home appliances sound notification?

In our homes we now have home appliances such as a dish washing machine, a microwave oven, a washing machine, a tumble drier. Every one of these appliances makes a little sound notification when it's ...
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Does the user want a notification when an action is performed successfully?

Is it good practice or not to give the user a notification of a successfully performed action? Like saving or deleting an item. Is it annoying and excessive or is it useful? I am mostly referring ...
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Designing a popup notice for a game

To put this question in context, this is for a (mouse-driven) ui-heavy game. During this game many popup windows will appear. They are mostly non-interactive, just displaying updates on various ...
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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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When should I make my notification sticky?

In Android, notifications can be set to be "onGoing", which means they are sticky and cannot be swiped away. Some common examples are music players, and Android's own update notifications. I have an ...
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Is it necessary to notify users that everything is OK?

“Your virus database has been updated.” “Your plugin is up to date.” (major software vendor) ... I’ve noticed that a few software programs like to notify that “everything is okay”. Notifying the user ...
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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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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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What is the best the message "Server is not Running" or "Please start the server" and why?

I need to show theis error message when local server is not running. I need to know which message is delivering the right information.
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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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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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Notification when user leaves a page, if a background task is running?

I am developing a page which allows users to select files to upload to my server. While the files are being uploaded, if the user navigates to a different page (using the browser back button, for ...
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Position of the number on notification icons [closed]

The number in notification icons is generally displayed on the right side of the bell icon, what is the reason behind this? Is there anywhere you have seen the reverse where the numbers are on the ...
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Should I use bulk action or allow individual actions on the Dashboard?

On the dashboard, I have an "Actions Required" section. I would like some feedback about user behaviour when being affected by length of time and number of items to manage. In the "Actions Required" ...
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what is the best way to ask the user to turn on bluetooth and enable him to do that?

A medical app requires bluetooth to be on in order to sync with external device, we want to permit the user to do so inside the app, what will be the best way to do so?
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How long can a user remember what they were working on?

A web application lets the user browse its screens for future or past months. The time period the user is currently viewing follows the user through every screen of the system. But users can be ...
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How to announce launch of mobile version (Native apps + website) of a website

What is best way to inform to user of desktop website that now website have Mobile version of website and native apps for many platforms? A permanent section on website to tell about it with icons. or ...
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Warnings on a dialog

What will be the optimal solution for the following use case: A dialog is opened on the screen, when clicking on an action button to send the dialog (after filling in details), in some cases a warning ...
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Shouldn't there be a standardised icon for notifications?

Why isn't there a very common icon for messages which activates notifications window? I mean wouldn't it be better to place a bell icon as it better associated with notifications? For example, ...
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How do you decide whether you should show a success message or not?

I have an application where the user can perform the following actions. Delete a project - Followed by a confirmation Rename a project Share a project Remove a shared user For those actions, as ...
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Descriptive notification or CTA?

I'm working on the notification system for a web app. It has very few messages to display, but these are very important in the use of the platform. I was wondering if it would be best to include call-...
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Removing features - should there be flags to notify users beforehand?

We have a legacy system with some reports that are old and badly implemented (both from code & UX perspective). There are some newer reports that gives user very similar info, but it's not an ...
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Should I send the private message body in the notifying email?

My website is a bit similar to StackExchange sites in regards of user interaction, but additionally it has a private messaging system. A message has a subject and a body. Every time a new message or ...
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Layout of dismissable event notifications

I'm building an event notification system for a PC browser. The events queue up on screen on top of each other, until you "acknowledge" or "dismiss" them. The information I need to display is: Ok ...
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Alert placement on user interface - debate (need opinions) [closed]

I'd like to have opinions to see things differently or to confirm that my view is better :) Situation: We are developing a complicated information system (legal stuff) - lots of information, lots of ...
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Why aren't dynamic phone ringtones more mainstream?

Considering that we are being yelled at by electronic devices at a high rate, why don't we have dynamic, synthesized notification sounds in our electronic devices? Our brains can pick up nuanced ...
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How to encourage ethical usage and discourage unethical usage?

I am currently creating a computer malfunction tool at a university IT center. Ideally, the tool is supposed to work as something similar to an amber alert, where the reporting of some event could be ...
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Should a user get a notification if someone leaves an activity?

I'm setting up a web app where a user can post an activity. Each activity needs participants. One of the features I think would be helpful if the owner of the post was notified when another user joins ...

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