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

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What is the advantage of using imprecise representations of time i. e. 'an hour ago'?

I see more and more that messengers like Skype forego precise timestamps and display things like 'just now' for messages younger than 5 minutes. The same holds true for YouTube videos, that show '1 ...
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How to manage a priced app; in terms of timing and managing after license expiry?

I am developing a desktop app; and it is the first time I intend to publish it to the public for selling. I have two options for pricing, and two options for managing after license expiry. The two ...
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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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Should axis label change depending on time on line graphs?

I have a line graph showing number of items in queue from right now and 24 hours back in time. I have a range of different options to chose from. First, there are two different ways of showing the ...
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Best way to display start time and duration (since the start time)?

Some context: I'm trying to display the start time, and the duration since that time, in a single label. These timestamps are for urgent issues that need to be dealt with immediately. I'm leaving ...
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Best way to set a bulk schedule?

We are going to design an application wherein 2 persons can do a conference call to each other. One person is a consultant while the other is a customer. The consultant needs to set his / her date &...
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How to handle time input for different time zones?

My application allows an admin to enter a time window when they would like certain features to be available to a user. I tested it in a dev environment, and everything works great. The problem is ...
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Show hours < 10 with or without a zero

Is there a "good" way to show time in an iOS app (and more in general in apps/website) ? Is 8:35:29 better than 08:35:29 ? Format in different languages Moreover, I noticed that if I set my iPhone ...
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How long should a temporary notification (toast) appear?

For our intranet application we have little notification messages (toasts) that indicate successful operations like "information saved," "logged out" etc. Most of them are not important enough to ...
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Most efficient way to ask users for days of the week and start/end time for each day?

I have a situation wherein I need to ask users on what day of the week an activity takes place. It can take place anywhere from 1-7 days, but for each day the user "activates", there must be a start ...
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Display time interval field

I am working on some forms which have certain fields inside. One of these fields is a time period for a notification function: Before/After a certain date, user should be notified every 3 days for ...
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Representing Chronological flow in a table

I have an application that tracks the housing history of program participants. The worker using this program will already have their current housing information inputted elsewhere. Normally, I would ...
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Reconciling temporal relevance with awareness of existence in categorized item tables

I'm displaying an overview table of items. The items have a: category a date additional, domain-specific information that needs to be displayed in the same view On the overview list, only one item ...
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Representing times from yesterday in a time picker

I'm working on some UI where you are able to select a time range for each day using dropdown time pickers. The thing is that it is valid to select a time from yesterday or tomorrow. For example, for ...
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Best way to allow entry of shop open hours

I am looking for a control or a method such that I can allow the user to enter the working times of a shop for each weekday on a web page. For instance, the working time for Wednesday is: 06:00 AM ...
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Which is a more intuitive open hours and days schedule board?

Which of these 2 layouts is best to inform the user on these 3 points: Open today Open days Closed days
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Android Time span picker

I am designing an app that requires the user to pick a time (e.g. 3 PM) an additional value, representing a time gap (in minutes) before and after the selected time. For example if the user has ...
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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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What is the best way to format time within online events?

My organization's website has an upcoming events tool and we are trying to figure out what is the best way to format time for an event. For example, we currently have the format display like this: 10:...
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Is there a best way to ask the user for tenure?

I have a form related to Loan emi calculator in my application where users are required to input the loan tenure in years and months. For now I have implemented two spinners each for year and month ...
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which is more intuitive time picker?

I need to know which is more user-freindly. Option 1 Option 2 One gif shows changes in minutes affecting hour and in another gif, that does not happen. Please help me to figure out this.
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What are the possible means for showing that a timer is running?

Some button in my app is blocked until a timer finishes. But, I don't want to display the remaining time, so that the user does not keep staring at the timer, waiting for the button to be unblocked. ...
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How to deal with a wrong date and time on devices?

What would be the best approach to handle a wrong date and time on a device when dealing with data that is dependent, for example, on the current date? Let's say you have a next and previous object ...
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Clocks - AM vs PM indicators

If you were to build a clock and had to choose between indicating AM or PM, such as with a single LED indicator, which would you choose and why? I have seen commercial clocks using both approaches, ...
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Allowing user to see data in any timezone they choose

I have a simple tool that allows an employee to enter the ItemID of the work item they are working on and track the time it takes them to complete it. There is a Begin and End button which creates a ...
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Visualization of event occurrences over time

I have a short time range tstart – tend ( ≈ 90 seconds) and a list of points in time which represent events that occurred at that point. I'm looking for a concise visualization of these ...
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On adding fake delay, to, network delays

Consider an app, where there's a function (perhaps a button, or, when you hit return to send some text, for example). It results in a network connection, and there will be a small delay while the ...
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The best way to represent simultaneity in storytelling

What is the best way to represent many events at the same time in UI in order to perform a storytelling? Do you have some source of inspiration? Some examples of application of this case: 1) I want ...
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Best way to enter/display relative time in a text box

In a reporting client I'm working on now, there is a need to filter data by different conditions, among which are conditions based on date/time. Decided, that user first selects a predicate from a ...
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User-friendly date interval/duration input

I'm building a configuration page for a web application and some of the parameters are durations. Most of these durations are in days but there are some that might be specified in weeks, hours, or ...
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Hourly Time Brackets Notation

I'm designing a table where the columns represent time in hourly brackets. My question is whether there is a convention for the notation. Do you think option A is self explanatory that the bracket '...
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Editing time-based data - best approach

We're currently building an application where some of the data (for legal reasons) have an extra dimension - time. For instance, we have a bunch of locations that is owned by a single company. ...
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How can I pictorially show an option is unavailable for a time?

I have an option (a single button) in the settings, that won't be avaliable for the user for about 2 weeks. I have considered a number of options: Leave it out - make it suddenly appear Keep it ...
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Time stamps vs Duration

I am building a fitness app and I am having a hard time placing certain components. What makes this app unique is that it can count reps for you and display the time it took to complete those reps. ...
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How long to display a “New!” corner ribbon label?

New services added to a drop down menu are labeled "New!" with a colorful ribbon label on the corner of that new service's button. But how long should that "New!" label stay there? Is there any ...
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How to best communicate freshness of data in a report?

I have an app that involves large amounts of data that for the most part live-updates. That is, the users of the app can assume the data is fresh and up-to-the-moment. We are about to release a new ...
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Alternatives to using “frequency words” like yearly, monthly, quarterly

I have a client who's using a table to present several row of data. The data has one row showing how often certain activities should be performed. It looks something like this: +---------+----------...
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Best amount of time to show a temporary alert message? [duplicate]

I would like to show a small, temporary pop-up alert to the user when they click on certain elements, e.g. a button that is disabled. What is the optimal amount of time to show a short message (2-10 ...
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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 [25.03....
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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 site-...
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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 ...