iOS Zen Notification concept - see attachments


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*Update 23 Mar 2014: Following this post - feature requests were made for jailbreak, and this has started to be developed by Bryce Dougherty (@bd452)! Link to Reddit thread. Updates will be written here and also will keep Hacking UI readers via our newsletter.
** Update 14 Apr 2014: Check out the updated design of the zen notification concept! (view this on your iPhone).
I don’t know about you guys, but i actually am trying to better my life by focusing on living the moment and not being caught up in the crazy multi-interruptive world we live in.
I’m fed up with all the communication overflow I have from my devices. Lets face it – there are too many of them these days.

I want to live the moment. I want to focus at one thing at a time. I want to live in the present and not let interfaces and OS’s I use take control of my life.

So I came up with a simple concept for a new kind of notification. I call it “Zen Notification”.

The concept is simple:

Don’t stop me from what I’m doing, and don’t give me too much information.

You still know you got a message – but you can finish whatever you’re doing and only then take care of reacting to that message. Also this doesn’t make you feel bad about not answering as much as when you see the actual content of the message.

The interaction is simple:
Long hold – Show me message
Swipe right – Launch app
Swipe left off the screen - Snooze/”don’t show again until next message”

But what can we do as UI/UX designers RIGHT NOW to improve iOS notifications? Read it all in the post I wrote - Why iOS notifications are ruining my marriage (and a UX solution) on Hacking UI.

Let me know what you think :)

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