Questions tagged [notification]

a message to a user about some event.

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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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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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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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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. ...
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Should users need to re-confirm booking appointments?

Let's say a customer booked an appointment for a class. Then on the day of the class, an SMS will be sent to the customer to remind him of the appointment. At this point, which is the better approach ...
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Is “you've been logged out” push notification helpful to the user?

I have the Fidelity app installed on my phone, and 5 minutes after I leave my phone, I get this push notification— Is there any purpose to show this message to the user? I often find it invasive and ...
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Choosing sound and sequence for Timer Camera countdown in terms of UX

Interesting conflict. I'm developing Timer camera app(IOS). Generally , this app let set the timer to any number of seconds you want, when the time reaches 0 theres shutter sound and the image saves....
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Best practices for application alerts

As a developer, I'm always confused about the three basic values of any application's alert: Title Message Dismiss button What should be placed in those 3 values? FAQ for myself: Should the title ...
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How many characters can notifications have on iOS?

I'm writing guidelines for drafting notifications. Is there a hard numeric limit on how many characters can be in a notification? I'm especially interested in compatibility with older iOS versions: ...
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Is Notification Setting really important?

I have a project that will give reminder notification to the customers which will send a message to the phone and email, I'm currently thinking about adding a notification setting page to the app. I'm ...
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What's the underlying reason of only having “Okay, I got it” in modal notification windows?

Modal notification windows are usually designed like this: An example taken from Stack Exchange chat A common feature of these modal notification windows is that there is a button roughly saying "...
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iOS Notification pattern question

I'm trying to figure out a UX solution to a notification problem. If there is a notification badge that appears on an app on an iOS device, when the user taps the app icon is there an expectation that ...
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Notification display time

What is the "thumbs up" duration time for displaying notification? Context: mobile app which is a client for the REST web service. I'd like to show error notification for cases when connection is ...
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how to make (and break) inheritance obvious

I have to design a screen for configuring notifications for a tool that manages tasks. Tasks are organized into projects. There are general (or default) user preferences on what notification to be ...
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Dealing with schedule notifications

I have a scheduling system, that is used to schedule multiple courses events. To each event students and resources (instructors) are assigned. I would like to provide email notification to resources ...
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How should users be directed if they ask for a password reset, but their email is no longer valid?

I manage a website where users can request a password reset via an automated email. What experience should I provide to users who have requested a password reset, but whose registered email address ...
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How to alert the user to open the app (after queuing)?

We have an app where in a user needs to queue for a call with a consultant. Their queue number goes up each time the consultant finishes a session. E.g. From queue no. 3, it will become 2, and then 1. ...
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How to alert a user of a very important task on a mobile app?

We have a task application wherein a service provider must be able to see an incoming job right away as it is time sensitive. We'd like an alert that's similar to a call (it has that urgency to it) ...
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“No video device” feedback examples

My app uses the webcam, some users may have a device not supported or even no device at all. Could you guys give an example of "negative" feedback to the user? I can't decide. "No device detected" "...
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Save “notification” for multi-page form where every action saves

I have a web application that rates a person's performance: there are a number of questions regarding the person, where each question is a rating (poor to excellent) represented by radio buttons, and ...
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Are browser desktop notifications better than a browser alert box?

I'm working on a project where I'd like to notify a user of an important event in the application. There are two options that I have at my disposal: Use the browser/HTML5 Desktop Notifications. These ...
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Alternative to modal error messages with only one button

We are rewriting our desktop application and we are thinking of improving the error handling and error notifications. Currently, it is based on modal dialogs. But we have a lot of errors like "You ...
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Android notification settings for user-set reminders

I am writing an Android application for a music festival. I want to enable my users to set an alarm to remind them that their favorite artists will be on stage soon. When this happens, I display a ...
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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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Handling a missed task with a recurring deadline

I'm designing a user interface for a website that allows the user to set deadlines for certain tasks. Some of these tasks can be recurring in a variety of ways (Once per week, once a day, every Monday ...
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How long should notification be stored in a system

Hye, I'm designing a management tool for admin and an app for user they managed. I'm not sure of how long should the notification be stored before expiry? In the app, I suggest to use a 30-day ...
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Notification panel vs banners

When do you normally add notifications to a slide-out panel vs using a banner for it? By slide-out panel, this is similar to what I mean: By banner, this is similar to what I mean (but with a ...
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Inclusive notification scheme incorporated into design systems

It seems like the standard RED, YELLOW, GREEN and BLUE colours are used in notification schemes/styles in the most popular development frameworks like Material.io and Bootstrap. Of course, colours ...
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Q: Should notification icon display a number of notifications?

There is notification icon in the header. Should it display the number of notifications? Sometimes the numbers looks bad and not centered, so I wonder to remove the number. Is it necessary for the ...
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New feature announcement - to modal or not to modal

I'm currently designing a way to notify our customers of new features which we've added to our web app. The problem is most of our users don't use our web app, instead they consume our API. Currently ...
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UX Registration unhappy path

Running through an issue with unhappy customers not completing registration needed for payment to be processed. We badge the nav bar for the user to notice that actions are needed to complete the ...
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Best practices for background activity notifications

I'm working on an app that does some manipulation and heavy lifting of user inputs behind the scenes while the user can go on to do other things. The timeframe for notifications happens seconds to ...
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How to alert users to come back to a desktop app?

We are working on a financial related desktop app. The user can commit their money in an escrow for a period of time, and the user must be online about/within 24hrs before the expiration of the escrow ...
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When a user expects a feature but you don't offer it, should you alert them to this fact?

Yesterday I was writing an article on lesserwrong.com. I am used to writing on Medium. On Medium, you can embed videos into your article. On lesserwrong.com, you can't. I was expecting it to be ...
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How to best phrase that a serious-sounding notification was expected and not a reason for concern?

Currently our application is spewing out a lot of instance inconsistencies in its user-access logging, depending on the file input. Many of these are expected, but currently we tend to get bug ...
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How to formulate notifications in a splash screen?

I'm developing a desktop application which has a splash screen. During startup it shows notifications about what is currently being done, e.g. loading resources and plug-ins. How do I properly ...
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Placement of a status area

I have read with great interest this discussion relative to web applications. Now I'm facing a very similar problem with respect to notification/status information inside Desktop applications. There ...
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Combining “Success Message” and the next step on the same screen

How normal is it to combine 'success messages' with the next step in the process...? For example below: First screen will ask for payment but in our flow, payment isn't the last step. However, it ...
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When should user be prompted for push notifications and location

Location service provides access to user location. If application has map screen, you could ask user for location service access at map screen. If application has an event journal screen, you could ...
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Negative Action Highlighted Instead Of Positive Action On Google Chrome App Installation

While Adding an app to google chrome browser from the google chrome app store, the display notification highlights on the "Cancel" button with bold text and blue outline. The display notification ...

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