Red counters on notifications are specificially designed by social media "engagement experts" to be anxiety-inducing.
We need a color which is like "you have a notification, but don't worry about it, you can see it when you feel like it".
I like how #Pinafore did it. In fact, there's a lot to learn from Pinafore on ethical design.
Ethical tech should let people use it with intentionality and purpose unlike the manipulative tactics of surveillance capitalist tech.
@njoseph_1 no counters, just a blue circle
FWIW: I noticed the same thing when I defaulted to flagging deadline days as red in my work calendar. I switched to green and the result is definitely friendlier and less angsty. :-)
@njoseph_1 I'm unfamiliar with how pinafore looks; can you share a screenshot?
@njoseph_1 also I imagine for colourblind people, red isn’t useful as a notification colour potentially?
Blue might be good?
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