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To start with it's a good idea not to solely rely upon colors (because of color blindness). Colors can maybe still be kept, if they in the gray scale will result in different gray shades - which can help the user to scan the area. Selecting Activity 1 could highlight all Activity 1 areas in the schedule. Add an abbreviation of what activity each block is. ...


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Remember that "color blindness" is not the complete absence of color. That is called Achromatopsia and it is only seen in 1 in every 33,000 people. What humans typically suffer from is a deficiency in the development of the cones in the eyes, making it difficult to decipher differences in colors such as red and green, or blue and green. As mentioned above, ...


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Suggestion 1: Use the checkbox space? If I understand correctly, when items are fresh, they can't be checked & send to other users, so you will not need a checkbox on those, or have the checkbox greyed out? Can you not use that space then to indicate 'freshness'? A light, greyed out circle containing the item's 'freshnesh' in days (eg 24d) or weeks ...


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I ended up splitting the table into two different sections like the following example. I added a header with an explanation of why the items in two sections are different. The original explanation header is longer and explains briefly that questionnaires were answered recently. +-----+--------+-------------------------+-------------------+ | | Item # | ...


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If you are not already using row colours to provide information, perhaps you could use multiple shades of one colour to indicate freshness. The less fresh (riper? I concur with Jayfang, freshness seems a little counter-intuitive here) a question is the stronger/bolder the colour is to draw the user's attention to that question. Conversely, the fresher a ...


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Consider changing the concept. "Freshness" is generally seen as a positive - how can something be "too fresh"? It's not a natural concept for most users. Consider an aged product like wine or cheese "too fresh" is not really used. Rather the concepts are "not ready", "not optimal", "cellar for a while", "ready at " If the system concepts better match ...


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From what I gathered from the comments, let me make an assumptions to the application: -The list of documents will not be modified frequently. Besides initial configuration, an administrator will not be using/modifying the list frequently. Also, this answer is based off of the layout of the page/actions (as that is what I believe you are asking), not the ...


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You can use hashing, for example :


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Colors are not going to be a good way to distinguish 15-20 activities, period. There are too many, and colors will look similar. Besides the very good points made by Henrik Ekblom,: I would display the activity name or the first part of it whenever there is room. If there is a tooltip feature such as mouse-over (not clear if this is a desktop ...


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I would go with the second solution. The first and last name can still be saved in different columns but displayed in one single field. It would't necessary be hard to sort by either first or last name. You could do something like this: (from https://www.zoho.com/campaigns/help/contacts/contact-management.html)



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