Mini pattern

Problem summary

Use small nudges to cue users to take action – directly or through learned associations


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Triggers cue the user to take action in the context they are in. Triggers might be notifications, tweets, emails, text messages, links, or other distractions. Offline triggers should also be considered. Triggers can be set (alarms), brought home (printed reminder sheet), or follow an action (ask someone a question).

User Interface Design Patterns