While reworking the Web UI to allow using Bootstrap 4 components @mvrueden did a proof of concept to indicate notifications in a better way. The current method to display notifications does not clearly differentiate and highlight outstanding notifications for you as a user and the box consumes a lot of space on the start page. Additionally, you only can see your notifications when you are on the start page.
This proof-of-concept addresses these issues to allow users to work more effectively with notifications.
There are basically two types of notifications, the outstanding ones for your logged in user and also all other outstanding ones. Outstanding means not acknowledged by any user. To keep your focus more on your outstanding notices, we decided to highlight the notices for all others less intrusive. Especially in larger teams, where you can’t do anything about it, you end up in “always red” situations and the indication adds “Alert fatigue”.
Here is a demo about it:
You can open the animated GIF in a new tab to have it in full size if this is too small as an inline image here:
Feedback would be very welcome, this is brainstorming work before we make branches and JIRA issues.