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a message to a user about some event.

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What's the best wording for a notification with multiple actions?

I'm developing an application where users can add charts and graphs to a workspace. Every time they add a chart to their workspace, I want to provide them with a banner notification that says ...
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What are best practices for a Mac app to show notifications without unnecessarily interrupting the user?

We have a deluge of apps that bombard us with notifications. Recently, there has been talk about making apps more respectful and helping the user spend time better. In light of this, what are some ...
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Showing remaining time in a web app

We have developed the interface of a web application which lets the user manage some remote equipments for a limited amount of time. Basically, it is used in this way: User A reserves the hardware. ...
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Should I put an alert view notifying the user of a successful wall post with the Facebook SDK in iPhone?

I am currently developing an iPhone app that connects to Facebook trough its SDK. One of the main functionalities is the option to share a post with a news story from the feed. So basically I show ...
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What is the best way to notify a user that updates are available in a desktop application?

I have a Windows desktop application that is used as the front-end for a webservice. This application has a database that could get updated from time to time, but it would also work with an old ...
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How to convince users to allow their browser notification in my website?

Currently we have a notification features like SMS/Email to inform the user about their latest status, but sometimes users don't get noticed by them, thus i need them to allow their browser ...
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Official name for iOS bar which notifies web browser of native app

Super simple question (I think) - does anyone know what the official term is for the non-intrusive apple bar which notifies a user of an available app to use natively on their phone? For an example, ...
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How to get users to actually read automated notifications?

Our (large) company is experiencing a problem where certain internal sites will often have maintenance down-time, and employees will often not be aware, causing them to call the web services team, ...
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Is the following phrase appropriate for my notifications screen?

I'm working on a mobile app which allows users to book and share taxi journeys. One of the features in the app is a notifications screen which alerts the user each time they get a request for a seat ...
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What's the most user friendly way to inform users that a feature is temporarily going away?

Guests to our site are able to favorite items and see a list of items they favorited on their account page. However, we are planning to temporarily hide this favorite page in their account page for ...
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Why don't iOS games show the correct number of notifications in the app icon?

I've observed a common behaviour among most games for iOS devices, they constantly generate push notifications, but show just one on the app icon. So, most of the time they look like this: You can't ...
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Is it okay to use red and green in another way than notification purposes?

Red and green are strongly associated with "error" and "confirmation" so I was wondering whether it is okay to use those colors for elements which are not neccessarily notification/feedback items, ...
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What is best way to convey to a user that two things are necessary to utilize a feature?

We currently have a feature that allows users to add a Donate form to their page, but this feature is disabled unless you do two things: Upgrade to a paid account Connect to Stripe We want to enable ...
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Is it good practice to show notification on error?

Is it good practice to show this type of notification on general errors? It looks like material design is suggesting for mobile, but how about web? Example: User tries to login, but login fails ...
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Android Toasts 'stacking'

I am currently testing an Android application and in two instances, once when liking/unliking a video and another time when there is no internet connection and the refresh button is pressed, the user ...
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Android Action Button On Notification Itself [closed]

Because of Android O's new policies, I can't run a background service while my application isn't running in the foreground. So, I've to run a foreground service - more specifically, a service with an ...
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How can I hide some UI elements until the mobile version is out?

The first picture depicts a design of notification preferences that is really strongly inspired by Backplane's solution (the second picture), because it suits my case perfectly. The client saw the ...
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Should I have a notification screen or just showing a badge the section is enough?

I'm designing a heavy content app and I first proposed all the notifications to be presented at one notification screen (option 1). The screen is a list and each item redirects the user to the proper ...
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What's a professional approach to discouraging web developers from contacting a business owner through a contact form?

Currently, there is a contact form on a site I develop, with a dismissible (bootstrap-style) alert below the submit button that says No Solicitors And when it is closed, a cookie is stored to ...
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How do I inform the user every time there is change in status

I'm currently designing a monitoring tool for vehicle parking lot - where I have to inform users every time a car parked and left. User doesn't have to acknowledge the notifications. It is just an ...
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Different swipe gestures to dismiss iOS notifications in locked vs. unlocked phone— why?

In iOS 10, on the lock screen (or in the notification center), swiping up on a notification does nothing and to dismiss a notification you have to swipe left and tap "Clear". On the other hand, when ...
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What's the best method to alert a user of an upcoming video conference?

We are going to develop an app that allows a video conference to be scheduled. Person 1 will schedule a time based on the availability of Person 2. What I'd like to happen is when Person 1 opens the ...
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Allow push notifications dialog in android

We are creating an alert to the user asking for permissions on sending push notifications. We need this in ios and android. The thing is that even though I found an example in ios (find attached) I ...
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Desktop notifications permission UX

I have a question, I'm implementing desktop notifications to allow users to see on site notifications while they are browsing another website. I have 2 options to ask for permission: Give the user an ...
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Disabled JavaScript notice, AFTER user signup?

My site relies heavily on JavaScript, and the site is based on user signup If a user is logged in and has javascript disabled, it throws a notice and disables all major site functions The question ...
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Show message after cancellation

On my website, users can create, edit and cancel event dates Would it be weird or user-unfriendly to not serve users a message after canceling a date? (it redirects to the overview page) I'm aiming ...
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Sending an invite to iOS application without request dialog [closed]

I'm quite not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but it might be. I've installed an iOS application because friend of mine recommended it. That app is called "Meow". After installation I ...
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How to handle users editing the amount they want to pay

I am currently working on a payment form. It's absolutely required that our users are allowed to edit the amount they want to pay. Currently, the way I am handling this is to have an editable '...
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What should I display when the user commit an action?

I'm trying to develop JavaFx application. I'm a beginner in UX and I'm confused between what I need to do for notify the user that the operation are commited correctly. I have a form that contains ...
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Should notifications be deleted if the action that created them is reversed?

I'm building a web application which allows a user (the first user) to follow another user (the second user.) That second user is sent a notification when they are followed by the first user. If that ...
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distinguishing the difference between push notifications and in-app notifications

Through past research, I've found that users connect better with the term 'notifications' rather than 'push notifications' (as push is based on quite a techy concept of the notification being pushed ...
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Notifying user that a specific feature will require login in the future

So, I'm in this situation. I have a widely used and strongly advertised feature in my app, that, like almost any other features in my app, does not require a user login. Here's the problem. Say, I ...
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Examples of dialog UX concepts? [closed]

I want to design an easy-to-use set of dialogs for my users to get notified of anything & possibly interact with my app via those dialog boxes. A "Dialog box" is also known as "Popup", "...
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Website notifications [closed]

I am kicking around the idea of putting in place a new design pattern for notifications. These notifications would contain important/very useful information for the user but I don't want to block the ...
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Notification messages in game UI

For multi-player strategy games, you often end up wanting to show some sort of non-essential notifications. E.g. "Foo and Baz have started fighting" "Bar has entered your capital city" "Bob has been ...
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Notifications of sticky filters that have been applied

I am curious as to whether notification of sticky filters should be shown or not. On the attached screenshot you will see a "Translate search terms" function. If you setup the translation, then you ...
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notify user of not being able to update array

I have an array of images that is loaded on my iphone through the internet. It is then cached. If I don't have any internet or bad internet should I load the cached array with: An on screen alert ...
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Improving the process flow and increasing the clarity of my mobile app

I've been redeveloping the notifications/ride sharing option in my taxi booking and sharing application. The Premise When a user requests a seat in a taxi you've booked, then you receive a ...
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Should auto notifications include greeting / salutations?

I have built a template to follow when creating auto notifications from an internal system (for employees only), I had been advocating for including the greeting Hello <Name>. Currently the ...
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What will be a good UI design for the iPhone app wise notification

I have a background thread working on collecting data, once that's ready, I want to send out a global notification such that all the views can get it. That's easily achievable logically. But visually, ...
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Best location for site-wide music player?

This is for a site that previewing songs while browsing will be essential. Possible locations for music player: Glued to top Floating top bar Floating bottom of window Other?
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What's the name for the notification pattern: waiting for the user to respond to a notification before sending the next one?

Some websites (e.g. some forums) send notifications like this: User asks multiple questions on the site Other users respond to the questions The website only notifies the user once (that there has ...
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Need help designing a full-screen (laptop) notification viewable at a glance from ~5-7 feet away

I have software I'm working on in which a user has to scan a full pallet's-worth of various items of hardware for inventory-taking purposes (think of a wooden pallet in a warehouse laden with stacks ...
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How should redirects to a comment reply be handled on an infinite scroll type page?

If there are only a hand full of comments on a page loading them all and pointing the user to his reply is not a problem, but if there are a lot of comments loading them all seems like a problem. Is ...
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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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How many times a system must request user permission for web notification?

I'm working on enabling users to receive web notifications about important updates related to their account. but to receive web notifications, it is mandatory to request user permission. for that, I'm ...
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Notifying The User When Something Changes [closed]

What are some general UX best practices when notifying the user that something in your app has changed?
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Any notification necessary while redirecting the user to other website?

Is there a need to notify the user when redirecting from one website to other website (of the same brand (maybe a mother site)) ? For a clearer image My company has a mother site (lets say site A) and ...
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When to notify users via email vs onsite

We have a system where users will create groups where things will happen at a fast and slow pace. It is important that all users in the group know that updates have been made. Here are the use cases: ...
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Notifications with several lines of information

I'm making an application that checks for wind speed and direction on several locations and made notification that shows when a location has enough wind. The information the notification should hold ...