This notification system is for emergencies only, so when parents see a text message from the little league, they know it’s urgent and will not ignore it. We chose a lot of drop-downs to limit the coach’s freedom on what they can do, and drop-down menus are faster than text fields.
Push Notification Design
The push notification screen just contains the subject, week, and time to effectively communicate only the vital information that a parent needs to know during an emergency. We made the message content all caps to draw the users attention, and we underlined the entire message since to communicate that it's a link to a more detailed page about the emergency notification.
Desktop Page Design
The design of our homepage was optimized for external users, such as grandparents, so we placed a large amount of emphasis on changes to game times and cancellations. We also decided to add the red warning bar to the top of the page to ensure that any status changes would not be missed by users visiting the site. For the game notification bar, we added a stamp that intentionally cover team logos to any games that were delayed or cancelled. To handle multiple changes to game times/locations, our idea was to add a second warning bar at the top of the page where the various messages would be displayed in sequence, with a fade-in/fade-out transition between different updates.