Questions tagged [notification]

a message to a user about some event.

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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 examples?...
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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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Should 'critical' system push notifications be sent regardless of the user's settings?

Should an app push notification system send 'critical, system notifications' if a user has turned off push notifications (much like email systems do). Bearing in mind that contact via email will ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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A good way to manage notifications read/unread in my social network

I'm building a social network that triggers some notifications to the user regarding friends' comments, similar to Facebook notifications. The notification simply serves as an alert, meaning that it'...
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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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Notification Priority Levels

I want to notify users and am wondering which option to choose. The first option shows an icon with a flag indicating that there are notifications. For example: The second one shows popups like in ...
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Reminder notification for subscription renewal

I am designing a paid monthly subscription feature (happens through PayPal only for now) that also allows users to cancel this subscription whenever they need. Is a renewal reminder a good idea to ...
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How many notifications should be saved?

In the design for an app with a basic user/post/subscribe system how many notifications should be kept before deleting old ones? Or should they all be kept? (Note I'm referring to an in-app ...
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What feedback message should be appropriate in this case?

I am creating a time reporting tool. Users will use this web app to enter and record the time they spend on an activity (task). Users can add time in hh:mm format. Users can also enter values in ...
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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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Displaying notifications in a dashboard

This is a bit of an opinion question, so I'll understand if it will be closed. We're designing a web-based dashboard with several tabs, one of which is the dashboard's snapshot page / welcome page. ...
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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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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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Frequency of notifications and grouping on web

I have questions around the logic of grouping notifications. How does Medium or Facebook treat large amounts of likes and comments? How does it work if a user gets 100 likes in a specific timeframe? ...
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How to more effectively communicate important announcements to users?

My team and I need a more effective way to communicate important announcements to our users about the web app they use. The announcements contain information about new features and actions within the ...
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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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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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Event notification & Activity notification - on the same page

My first ever question on UX. The problem is with a desktop web app, it currently plays host to an "activity" ticker (where activities of other users and self are displayed in a cubic spin animation ...
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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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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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Messaging when clicking on a notification email that is out of date

In a forum, users can get email notifications of new replies, etc. as they happen. The links and content of the email are based on what topic received the reply, etc. After the email goes out, any ...
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What would you call a UX entity for which only one instance can exist?

I'm working on a notification platform and found a somewhat amusing bug. My software checks for updates every N minutes, and if there is an update, lets the user know via a non-modal notification. The ...
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Toaster messages in web interface

I am thinking of adding toaster messages as a feedback in an Ecommerce website for small actions, so far I couldn't find an example for using toaster messages in web only for mobile app, and one ...
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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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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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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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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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Facebook notification bar on mobile vs web [closed]

If you observe, you can "Mark as read" in the notification bar in the web application. However, the same is missing in the native app. I am trying to understand the reasons/logic behind it. Also, ...
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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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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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Is it ok to show confirmation dialog on pressing Cancel?

There is a page, which can be edited by the user, and there are two actions - Save and Cancel. Would it be appropriate to show some kind of alert, once the user accidentally pressed Cancel after ...
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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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What is the added value of numbering Notification Badges?

Notification Badges are all over our mobile devices, all of the most common apps we use everyday have them. They keep us hooked onto an app and let us know when something new happens. My question is ...
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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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Does an Administrator need a reminder about other roles?

I'm working on a UI where a site Admin can add another user role. In the mean time, we're calling this new role, "Collaborator". The Collaborator is typically a freelancer the Admin adds to help ...
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Unsubscribe/Email Preferences

There are several approaches I see out there when it comes to email/notification/messaging preferences. My question is what approaches and features are most useful? Specify preference as to the type ...
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Email notification on Profile Update

Is there a rationale for sending email notification to a user after he changed some information in his own profile? Example Dear user, you have modified the credit cards in your travel profile. ...