Does anyone have any examples of web apps that use "HUDs" or "Heads-Up
Displays" to give the user feedback?
I'm talking a really light HUD here - basically a little rectangle that
comes up in the middle of the screen after the user completes an action,
says something like "Your widget has been deleted", and then fades away
after a couple of seconds.
The idea is to create feedback in the user's locus of attention rather
than somewhere else on the page where they might not be looking. (This
is where my app is failing right now - in user testing NO ONE saw my
beautiful yellow bar at the top of the page after they deleted a
I recall watching an Autodesk (then Alias) presentation at UPA a few
years back about HUDs in their software... but I'm wondering who's using
them online and if there's anything I can learn from them.