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Just label it Sometimes the best solution is the most obvious one. You can come up with all sorts of clever UI tricks to reinforce the sort order, but you're better off just spelling it out. Without thinking about it in great detail, I see two ways to make it obvious. Sort control If possible, allow the user to sort the list according to a handful of ...


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Consider adding textual instruction and a visual indicator to the side of the table showing the time-based ordering of entries. I would also allow users to re-order entries within the table. Something like this: I think this approach ends up being the most effective if you must stick with your stated constraints (no date entry, low impact to screen real ...


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Just my thoughts looking at your wireframe, I think it depends whether you want to influence the answer of your user. Looking at it, it shows that you wanted them to answer YES (because it stands out from the two other options). However, if you want them to have unbiased answer towards how they feel/see, maybe putting the three options in similar color might ...


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I suggest using option A. Since we read (and view pages) from left to right this will allow users to explore more. In option B going back seems like a weird experience, I expect people to browse through less blocks this way.


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Generally, time-based lists, as you have described in your sketches, would normally flow in the standard reading direction so that the earliest item is read first and the latest, last. This also works in a vertical sense (top = earliest, bottom = latest). This can be seen in all sorts of applications such as calendars or schedules where both the vertical and ...


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I prefer a more controlled approach to sorting or re-ordering. I would prefer to have different sort options, like "sort by date", "sort by name", sort by priority". The "fling" gesture looks to me like discarding the item. If you could animate the movement of the item that has been moved, and show the user where it has ended up, then it might be helpful. ...


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How does the default value play into your ordering? What if different features default a different way? (e.g., dropdown has enable, disable for status) [...] How important do you think it is to the user that the logical order you use is the same between dropdown's of different values? (i.e., enable, disable & off, on) It's good to keep a default ...


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Yes tags can be hierarchical and there is actually a lot of (not yet widely recognised) potential in it. Although some people (probably like the question asker) have been curious and/or after hierarchical tagging for years, the reason it is not present on the CMS market now is more because of technical obstacles rather than not seeing point in it. With pure ...


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Since we are just 'borrowing' each others' ideas (great discussion by the way, and I think it really helped me to reach my own conclusions), this is what I think: Row labels: applying them is much clearer compared to just providing more text, which is at the point of need rather than right at the top or down at the bottom Move up/down controls: since the ...


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OP said "the data fields were not for me to decide", which indicates to me some sort of failed process with their front-end and back-end devs... but for other folks looking at this problem, I think the best solution is to give calendar inputs to allow the user to enter dates. Or if you didn't want to allow for gaps in the dates, then you could just have ...


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You can use opacity and blur as the metaphor. See a very quick example: Since memories and past is always blurred (and future is unknown), it's relatively common to use the graphic blur as the metaphor you want to convey. This approach is used in some controls with the same effect: you can see the NOW, the future becomes uncertain, the past is blurred: ...


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To start the ball rolling, in my opinion if it is a "preview", it goes below whereas if it is the "actual content or work" it goes above To restate, if you're actually "looking at a list", if a "list is the thing", and it's just a preview of whichever item you have highlighted as you scroll up and down that list - it goes at the bottom. Whereas if it is ...


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Having the countries ordered alphabetically, I personally think it would be better to have Virgin Islands (UK) and Virgin Islands (USA), so they can find it by the letter V and not by B(ritish) or U(S). That is what an user would expect, because the official names are just Virgin Islands for the UK and Virgin Islands of the United States as Wikipedia ...


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It depends on your target audience. Notice that Amazon US has "View Cart" but Amazon UK has "Your Basket" because UK users think of a shopping basket and US users think of a shopping cart (we call it a trolley not a cart). Also note that "view cart" and "checkout" are two different actions. I may want to review my purchases, change quantities, and delete ...


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Could the list be organised hierarchically instead of alphabetically? Then you could use an accordion or a collapsible tree. e.g. MATERIALS Metal Copper Gold Iron Lead Mercury Silver Tin Wood Ash Beech Cedar Maple Oak Pine If using the alphabetic approach, I think tabs would be better, as it is analogous to a card index.


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You could treat this similar to an ecommerce system that has "wishlist" facility in addition to ordering using a cart system. Hence admin can add the 100 items to a wishlist. Whenever admin is ready to order, wishlist is browsed and items required added to cart. Wishlist should have ability to order by for instance, aplhabetically, product type, price, ...


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I would definitely keep the rank order, as you will probably never have thousands of roles and users need to clearly understand. Ideally I would put a kind of gauge beside the role name to indicate that the order is linked to a rank in terms of access rights.


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You can use the swipe left or right option to have reorder list option and if you already have the swipe reserved for some other options then you can use it in same side as I showed in the attached image. If the user wants to reorder the list up by one or two steps then they can easily move it by taping the arrow up or down otherwise they can enter the value ...



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