Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future.

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How to display duration (HH:MM) so it isn't confused with clock time

I have a table in my application that shows dates along its x-axis, and different statuses along its y-axis. The table keeps track of how much time an employee spent in a given work status (on duty, ...
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How to align a Date/Time in a field?

I have some issues about choosing how to align a Date/time data type in a field. Which is the best way to align this type of date and why? Right or left? P.S We use WPF. [------25.03.2015] or ...
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Form for inputting operating hours of a business

I am designing an interface where restaurants need to input their operating hours. I am thinking of using a slider control for timings for a single day, and then let the user choose days of the week ...
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How to avoid 12:00 AM midnight/noon confusion in a time input field?

I recently specified the wrong deadline for an assignment, for a "dropbox" in the D2L course management application. I was trying to choose 12:00 noon, and the time entry field showed 12:00 right ...
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Assign User within range of selection

There is a horizontal timeline, divided by seven and for each divided again by - whereas the main division is for days, the second one is for AM/PM. Now you can select range of days - defining an ...
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Best way to show comparable lengths of time?

Given a table of information (or other list) where the length of time something took is important, what is the best way to show a length of time that can easily range from a few seconds to many hours? ...
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Is h:mm:ss time format clear without a key?

I have a table of data, and two of the columns contain an amount of time. This is for an American audience; an international solution is better, but not at the expense of usability for the American ...
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What is an appropriate visual metaphor for time units?

My app displays time units, such as [minute, hour, day, month, year]. There will be no magnitude associated. They convey the information "About how long will this action take?" (Think TODO list) Is ...
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Is the mental model of time advancing to the right in charts globally accepted?

Is it a common mental model, that in a chart visualizing a time dimension, the time is advancing to the right? I'm currently working with the Internation Business Communication Standards (IBCS). They ...
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Display time left for strongly varying times (graphically)

I have an overview page, where a user can see how much time is left vor various tasks. I want to graphically display this, but the difference between the times left for one and another task, makes it ...
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How long should my website wait before auto-suggesting possible choices?

We have an app that autosuggests various possible options based on a database query. For example if a user types 'Steve', it will find all Steves and allow them to choose the correct one. It looks ...
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Delay time before showing email capture modal

What is the optimal amount of time to wait before displaying an e-mail address capture modal (like the one below) to first-time visitors after they land on an e-commerce site? Does it depend on ...
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Distinguish between Time and Duration selection

We have a mobile app, which on the same screen, has a means to select Time and a means to select Duration; like this: Time Left Home is a time of day Planned Work Duration is duration Both of ...
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Indicate recently answered question

I am working on an web-application form which represented as table rows. These table rows hold item information and can be checked or unchecked. When saved, all checked items are set to be seen by ...
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Time spent looking for information

In the late 1990s’ Microsoft performed a survey among employees of how much time they spent looking for information. On average, they found that an employee used 2.5 hours a day (a little over 30%) ...
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UX for entering two times per day for time period

I'm building an iOS app to be used by children / youth for a period of four weeks. The app issues a notification twice per day, once in the AM and once in the PM. Prior to using the app, the user (the ...
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How does Apple/Google/other calendar see post-midnight? [closed]

As extension to my other question: Time after midnight, user experience Does Apple/Google/other calendars see post-midnight as very early this day, or very late this day? I can't test it myself, but ...
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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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Clock face interface for time selection [closed]

I have been looking at new ideas for interface design, and came across this one for selecting time by mimicking a clock face. I believe that the interface can probably be tweaked to look a bit ...
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Display time period/duration in hours/minutes and man-day in web project management tool

We're building an in house project management Web tool. Our tool is based on Redmine where time duration is set in hours. It isn't acceptable for our needs. We need granularity in minutes. Really to ...
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How to color curves in a Timeseries Chart?

I have a realtime timeseries chart which should show a variety of values. To make it mor clear: It should contain values for a solar park. Therefore I have stuff like Voltage, Current, Power (absolute ...
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how to illustrate dependence of time of day?

I need to demonstrate that move people spend more time checking their e-mail at certain times of day than others. So I created this chart: I thought it was this was apparent, but it proved too ...
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How long is an experience? [closed]

What timescales of customer/user engagement do you consider during your design processes? And why?
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2x Datepicker vs 1x Datepicker + Range select

I'm trying to figure out what would be the fastest and most convenient way to select a departure date and return date for a flight searching form. The standard for the travel industry is to have one ...
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Displaying time spans - do you show both periods? What about past 12:00?

When displaying time spans(ranges, periods), do I need the AM if the time ends in the PM? For example, is it: 9:00 - 2:00 PM or 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM? Will the user question whether it's AM or PM if I ...
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Dynamic visuals, loading times and UX

Type of website: e-commerce apparel I want you to provide my users dynamic visuals such as it gives them an attractive experience. The point is that it takes more time to load. Do I have to prefer ...
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Which Date-Time formats do humans prefer to read?

I did my fair share of Googling on this question and came up with nothing but results of most-significant to least-significant measurements. Eg: 2014-05-01 16:54:30 I want to get some feedback as to ...
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Setting time limit for a task question when a tester can't find what they're looking for?

We are testing our website navigation and content arrangement before we begin the redesign on our informational website. We want to know if users can easily find what they are looking for and see ...
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What original sources have research on how long it takes a visitor to decide whether to stay on the site?

I've seen many statistics referenced along the lines of: Visitors decide where to stay on or leave a website within [7, 2, 11, 0.8 seconds] of seeing it. Typically the statistic is used when ...
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Analog Clock or Digital Clock to tell the time

I am designing a website where a clock has to be placed in the website to tell the time. I have to choose between an Analog Clock and a Digital Clock assuming both take up the same space on the ...
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How long to keep images on news articles [closed]

How long should one keep images of old articles? I am working on a news site that has millions of articles and every single one has a featured image. Because of that, the site size is becoming too ...
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Best way to create a timespan GUI element?

I have to define a GUI Element that contains timespan with minutes, hours, days, weeks and months. Whats the best practice in this case? The following possibilities I considered: Are there any ...
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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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What is the best way to display time related to a video?

What is the best way to display a start time in a video that is greater than the one hour mark? It looks good as 34:57, but not so much as 01:08:54. Should I instead just write 68:54 or is it not ...
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How to display relative/absolute date/time selection?

What is the appropriate way to present relative vs absolute date selection to the user? e.g. In [increment/decrement numeric field] [mins/hours dropdown] On [calendar-selector], [time-selector]
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Date Time Picker, together in one control or separate?

I have been looking around for different controls for date time pickers, both together as one control and separate as two different controls in order to solve a problem we have in our business. To ...
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How to display a timeline?

My question seems easy but I have to display a time line in a small area due to layout constraint. And I have to write some "actions" to do throughout the line (1 to 4 words). Sometimes I have two ...
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Should message timestamps be the time the message was sent or the time the server recieved it?

I have a service where messages may be created (and put in a "send" queue) even when there's no connection to the server. When the messages are sent to the server after successfully connecting, should ...
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Best way to display date and time in a table with massive amounts of data?

I have a table of massive amounts of data. Each table row is a time sensitive order that our users need to cover on a day to day basis. Order's appear from all around the country and we have orders ...
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How to handle daylight savings time when displaying logged data

If we have a system that measures and logs a users energy consumption, and then displays this data on an hourly basis, how should you display the anomalies that occur when shifting to/from daylight ...
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detect when 3 boolean variables are true at the same time? [closed]

*to sum it up- lets say i have 4 things i am looking at over a time period. they can be true or false. I am trying to notice their state (whether they are true or false), and when all 4 are true at ...
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The “Time to read” feature, when is it good and how to implement it?

Recently I've seen some sites that tell how much time it takes you to red an article on it, most notably the incredible medium.com (which I consider master of UX). I have two questions rerading this ...
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Time (duration) entry in webapp - pros/cons of various designs

In designing a way to enter time durations in a website, there are various proposals below. What are the pros/cons from a UX standpoint for both mouse & touch uses. Yellow boxes show input ...
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Best way to present time durations in a list?

We have a list of items, with one of the attributes being a time duration. (Imagine users, and avg time between certain activities). Most of the time, this duration will be in the 0->120 second ...
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Selected and processed states in one workflow

I have just noticed (on vacation with iPad only) that the interface that allows you to import photos from camera to iPad has very similar representation of photos selected for import (checkmark on ...
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Should I display timezone if the user is not in the same location as the event?

In a number of the apps I design, the relative time from now is the preferred time reference. E.g. 'last updated 10 mins ago'. When it comes to events or broadcast from a location this becomes less ...
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How much time of project schedule we should spend for UX?

How much time of project schedule we should spend for UX (research, prototyping, testing with people, final design,...)? I mean everything without the actual implementation. For example: we have ...
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What would be the best way to format a time range?

I have a chart control and a time bound value. The control displays the value aggregated over equal intervals of time. It is important to display the corresponding time range for each aggregated data ...
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Ideas for a “Now” icon [closed]

Next to a date/time-picker field, what would a "Now" icon look like? I can't find any good ideas. The "Now" icon would be alongside a "Today" icon. When clicked, it would populate the field with the ...
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Approaches for setting a time period

In a GUI application I have a setting for a time interval. In this case, it's a refresh period, but the same issue comes up when you set how early you want a calendar reminder, how long to snooze an ...