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Mar
16
answered Should aspects such as page render time or time taken to retrieve results be considered part of UX?
Mar
16
comment Multiple Monitors and screen corners
@dnbr Agreed on all counts. Thanks for the clarification edits to my original question. As an aside, the Windows-Cursor shortcuts aren't supported on earlier versions of windows.
Mar
15
awarded  Commentator
Mar
15
comment Multiple Monitors and screen corners
@KitGrose I like your trick, and it is always the first thing I do when sitting at a computer with multiple screens :-)
Mar
15
awarded  Editor
Mar
15
revised Multiple Monitors and screen corners
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Mar
15
comment Multiple Monitors and screen corners
@MattRockwell The problem is that with an absolute corner, the click target is essentially infinite in width in two dimensions. With an arbitrary point along the top edge, the click target is infinite on one axis, but requires fine precision to navigate to a close button that is approximately 20 pixels wide.
Mar
13
awarded  Analytical
Mar
13
asked Multiple Monitors and screen corners
Mar
11
accepted User Interface for assigning times throughout the day
Mar
6
comment User Interface for assigning times throughout the day
Thanks for the tips - With regards to your challenges, the use-case of the application should mean they aren't a problem. Generally we only specify the broad nature of the task, and staff are put on a single task for at least a few hours at a time. Thanks for the comments on the interface - I find that grouping like tasks by colour allows for the fastest identification, and then the letters/icons are just extra info if specifics are required. I wanted Lunch and Tea Breaks to pop out so I used an icon for them.
Mar
6
comment User Interface for assigning times throughout the day
I like the idea of the calendar, but having played around with a couple of implementations I think that the Multiple-Appointments paradigm of the calendar isn't quite right. I think I may try and take aspects of the calendar design (the drag-and-drop and resizing) and customize it so that Primary tasks can't overlap (but breaks can). Then add resize handles between tasks such that making one larger will reduce the relative size of the other.
Mar
6
comment User Interface for assigning times throughout the day
I should also mention that the roster typically shows between 40 and 60 staff members for any given day, so it is cramming a large amount of information into a small space.
Mar
6
comment User Interface for assigning times throughout the day
Each row can either be a single user (if viewing all staff for a single day) or a weekday (if viewing a four week period for a user). "S", "NT" and "F" represent different task types, while empty cells are times when the staff member is not rostered.
Mar
5
asked User Interface for assigning times throughout the day
Feb
29
awarded  Scholar
Feb
29
comment Interface design for managing overlapping date periods
Thanks for the tips. I reckon my real estate is too limited for a calendar view, but I will keep it in mind for a future project...
Feb
29
accepted Interface design for managing overlapping date periods
Feb
29
awarded  Student
Feb
29
comment Interface design for managing overlapping date periods
@Keyne That's right - this would appear in the Edit screen for an individual staff member. If you have an idea to easily edit this info for all staff I would love to hear it!