A visual element that shows dates organised in a structured manner, often to allow selection of a date or chronologically group information.

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Calendar recurrences on the last day of the month

I noticed a difference in how Google Calendar and Outlook handle recurring appointments, specifically ones that are on the end of the month. If you try to schedule an appointment on the 31st of every ...
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Why do alarm clocks not all come with 5/7 day alarms for the working week?

In all the advances in usability why do alarm clocks still wake us up on Saturday? Why not only Monday to Friday instead of being set every night? Do we have to rely on our mobile phone if we want ...
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Is swiping up/down better than swiping left/right for changing months on a calendar?

I have created a custom View to display a Calendar in Android. The display is always 1 month. I'm using a swipe to the sides to switch months. Now I have seen some other Apps (including the installed ...
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Datepicker UX showing Quantitative Data

I'm designing a collab app that will include a datepicker widget to allow users to select the due date for a task. Our data shows that users systematically select the days where they have less ...
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Make calendar icon obviously clickable

On a webpage there is a calendar that shows just the current day of the month. When that calendar is clicked, a current month's calendar pops up. How can I make it obvious that the calendar is ...
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Alternative to calendar view

Working on a site that requires the user to be able to input events into a 'diary' over a specified duration (say 4-21 June). The obvious interface for me is an interactive calendar, but at a recent ...
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Snoozing an alarm: should the alarm grow progressively louder or softer?

Hypothetical design question: upon snoozing an alarm, should the alarm grow progressively louder or softer? Case for louder: you’ve been snoozing too much; wake up now. Case for softer: maybe you ...
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2 Line Calendar Module | Alternative Calenders

I'm exploring a new format for a calendar module. It only uses two lines for the dates causing it to be more of a landscape format than square. The only problem is for users deciphering how the ...
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Designing a calendar for school

Problem: Develop an easy to use school calendar for web + print. Prerequisites: 1. School has several teachers. Currently 7 but grows. 2. Each teacher can have multiple groups (average 1-5). 3. ...
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What day should a calendar start on, and does it matter?

JavaScript, PHP and various other web-based languages have date functions whose weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. That is, as individual days, Sunday is identified 0 and Saturday is 6 (with ...
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What is the best UI for an out of office application?

I am building a tool to track out of office for my team. The main view is a month calendar view. Right now you get a certain amount of vacation (lets say 10 days). People can take full-day or ...
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How to visualize a calendar with a vast amount of recurring events?

Many of the events are recurring daily or weekly but are only interesting to the user once.
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What alternatives to calendars exist for inputing dates on websites?

Inputing dates is going through changes on the internet, and in web/user interface design as well. Currently, I'm implementing <input type="date">, as this provides excellent usability on mobile ...
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How to handle todos, appointments: separate, integrated or use hybrid term?

I've just switched from PalmOS (Tréo) to webOS (Palm/HP Pré), and surprised that there are some issues, where we've step back. On PalmOS I was using DateBk, where todos appeared above the calendar in ...
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Availability calendar

On our website, we need users to have an availability calendar to set the availability of items they have for rent. We of course want to keep the use of the calendar as simple as possible. What is a ...
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Time after midnight, user experience

"Let's meet Saturday night at 2 o' clock" is "incorrect" and could never happen (calendar wise) Midnight is the start of a new day. So anything after that is the next day (again, calendar wise) But ...
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Why people tend to go traditional instead of using their cool reminder phone app?

We all have some cool reminders applications in our phones, that have all the features to remind as at a specific time a task we have to do. Besides this, as I read in a review/survey, people tend ...
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When Users Select a Ship Date During Holiday

In a shopping cart where a user can select their preferred ship date, how would you alert them when a date is a holiday or weekend? Would you use processing to not allow it? Add an alert that it would ...
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What should be ideal date on calendar icon?

I am designing a calendar icon for an app, I am putting a random date right now on it, what should be ideal date that I should put. Is there any usability research done on the same? I know the best ...
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Assigning working hours on a duty roster

Here's a screenshot of the duty calendar in the system I'm working on (I've deleted all names here for privacy reasons). Each person can have a day of particular type (listed in the legend above: ...
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Best way to display numerous dates on a data form?

I've got the task of finding a way to display numerous (10) dates on a data entry form. They pertain to the dates that certain paperwork was received, acknowledged, evaluated, etc. All the dates are ...
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Would it be better to show a calendar picker by default instead of an input field with pop-up date picker?

On a travel site which is for Desktop, iPhone, iPad too, would it be better for UX and Accessibility to show the calendar itself on page by default Like this Or the most popular way, a input box ...
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Time slot selection

I'm on a quest to find the most user friendly way to offer a time slot selection to make an appointment in a company's calendar/agenda. It doesn't really matter much interface-wise, but because it ...
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DatePicker UX for single and multiple calendar mode

I have a situation where I have to use same datepicker/calendar to do single date selection and multiple date selection in two different modes in the same page. I thought of a solution where the ...
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How to show multiple calendar events simultaneously?

![enter image description here][1]The calendar layout has taken on a sort of TV schedule layout with the list of event locations along the y axis. The x axis displays times and the user would be able ...
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Select one week out of a monthly calendar

So I have a monthly calendar on the upper side of my page. Users are able to select on a specific day inside this calendar and a the bottom part will dynamically list events occurring at that day. I ...
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How to select a small range from a calendar

I'm developing a website that involves the display of a calendar of events. A calendar that is able to view events for several days interval is what is desired. My crude interpretation of these is ...
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What is the optimal alarm handling for a calendar (or todo) event?

I am not statisfied with current alarm handling methods. It got worse, when I moved to my current home, which is a small town, 20 km to the capital. The problem is, that IMHO there should be more than ...
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How to show navigation on Calendar Picker Overlay?

I am designing a web app in which the data is stored in time order. Users can browser different kinds of appointments in daily or weekly calendar view. When you click on the current date, the overlay ...
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Visualizing daily Event schedule with WPF

I am in conceptual phase of a little utility to help our support team identify what is about to happen, and what should have happened but didn't. basically our system is scheduled to do many things. ...
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User Response to Transposed Calendar Representation

I am investigating the use of a transposed calendar, in which the rows are the days of the week and the columns are the weeks. Has anyone researched this usage? Does anyone have any examples of this ...
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Timezone madness in task management app

I am currently working on a task management application that allows users to create and assign tasks, set start and due dates and track work progress. In my app users do not plan hours, they just set ...
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select a work week schedule

In my web application I want the user to select his work schedule. For example, someone could select [Sunday (8AM - 5PM), Monday (9AM-1PM , 2PM-6PM) ...etc. So the user has the freedom to select any ...
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Date picker subtleties: Input year by using numeric keys

We are developing a date picker and have run into a problem related to interpretation of user input. Suppose you have a date picker as the one in the picture below and the user is to change the year ...
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Localizing due dates in a task list

I am currently working on a calendaring application that needs to deal with a list of tasks that the user can create. In all calendaring applications I have used (outlook, thunderbird, google ...
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Best Practice for Integrating Shared Cultural/Religious Calendars with Business Calendars

What is the most appropriate way to enable users integrate religious calendars and prayer times (Islamic Hijrah or Thai Solar for example) with the Gregorian calendars that might all can be shared ...
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Showing the number of events per day over a month

On a web app that I am building, one of the screens need to show, for a month period, the number of events on each day. I've tried the following: Showing the information on a calendar. This feels a ...
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Sorting data when some is entered as weeks and some as days

Ive got a table which users can enter data into. Each row represents an item. Ive got a column called 'lead times' some times the lead times are weeks and sometimes they are days, Ideally i want it ...
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How to improve calendar event containment?

I'm using FullCalendar on a project where users primarily have a single event that lasts multiple days or weeks, with multiple other events scattered throughout. I've had a handfull of users say that ...
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Website Design Event Calendar [closed]

I have a registration website for an upcoming event. I have a link (itinerary) on the page that takes them to another page showing them the itinerary for the event. The problem is, I don't have ...
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On date select field, should the weekday be displayed after selection ?

I have a date selection field in a reservation field. The standard popin calendar is there to help users select a date, with a the top the weekday names in short form. After the day is selected, there ...
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Scheduling app: to add all day option or not?

If a person wants to schedule something all day on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, should they enter 12 AM to 12 AM, or click on an “all day” checkbox instead?
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Help with room booking application

I have been asked to review an existing room booking application. The main use case is that a user chooses a day and then chooses a room to have the meeting in. A user may opt to make the booking ...
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Multi-Select enum for every day in calendar

I'm currently trying to solve an organization problem inside of my calendar. My requirements: I have a list of possibilities. You can add these possibilities to every day of the month. It should ...
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Behaviour of a user diary with both general patterns and specific entries

I'm working on an application that allows users to keep a 'diary' of times they are available to work. The interface is very simple, and deals purely with ad-hoc availability. It's effectively a ...
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Visualize many appointments for a week view

I'm trying to display "the week" for appointment scheduling. The problem is that my current implementation is way too busy (but it does put everything on the table). Also, the page easily gets taller ...
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calendar alternate views - aim for clean UI

I am making a scheduling application where a user will be presented with a calendar, see the available time slots and book the slot that he wants. The decision I cannot make is whether this calendar ...
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How can I display a calendar that can handle a lot of events?

I'm currently working on the UI and the UX of a calendar. Our company has a lot of events to deal with, and we need to display the calendar events on the month view, and also on a week and a day view. ...
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User's availability calendar - what is the most intuitive way to allow them to complete this?

I need to allow users to complete an availability calendar. Very basically, they'll either be available or unavailable on a given day. I don't need to go any deeper than days. However, I'd like them ...
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Calendar view. Current day + 4 days in advance

Can not consider myself as UX guy, just wondering if someone came across of calendars UX. We have a requirement to show a week with where the current day should be the third day of the week despite ...