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Jan
6
comment How to combine “Find Company” and “New Company” in one text area?
This is a good model to take as a starting point - may need some tweaking as there will only be one company selected each time. Thanks for the suggestion
Mar
12
comment Nested Creation Forms
@kitgrose thanks for the example!
Mar
11
comment Nested Creation Forms
@KitGrose I really like this answer, and it could have application for another situation that I'm designing. Do you happen to have any examples of it functioning in the wild?
Feb
17
comment Designing a calendar for school
@user194076 , I have made an edit with my thoughts on an ok way to search through large numbers of students. Hope it helps! P.S. If you like this answer, mark it as accepted :-)
Feb
17
comment Designing a calendar for school
Glad you like it! I think the mega-dropdown might not work when there are such a large number of students. I'll have a think about another way to do it.
Feb
10
comment What control to use to select multiple months?
From the answers already given, I think it might be worth clarifying what you mean by a "range of months within a year". Does the user first select the year (e.g. 2011), and then choose the range (e.g. Feb-Aug)? Do you want them to be able to select multiple ranges (e.g. Jan-May and Oct-Nov)? Can they select a range that spans two years (e.g. Nov-Feb)? If so, how do you determine which year it refers to?
Dec
5
comment Best UI pattern for letting a user assign items to groups
This was going to be what I suggested. I think if you had a dual drag/drop and checkbox option it could be both intuitive and speedy. E.G. When clicking on an item it would display a small checkbox showing the 2-4 groups very close by. This would combine with the (in my opinion) excellent drag and drop layout.
Oct
24
comment Patterns and models for representing Many-to-many relationships in interface design
Sorry, I don't have a wire frame for it... Still working on prototypes. Maybe you could ask a separate question with more details and I will do a balsamiq mockup.
Oct
20
comment Patterns and models for representing Many-to-many relationships in interface design
Hi @Tara ... I haven't had much luck finding general resources, so mostly I have to figure it out on a case-by-case basis. In my current project I am toying with side-by-side lists of each of the entities. When an item is selected, it transforms all of the eligible items for a relationship into checkboxes.
Aug
22
comment Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc)
No problem @Swoosh, it was an interesting exercise
Aug
22
comment Building logical criteria (with AND , OR, etc)
Note: I think I would re-label the "Add another Action" button to "Add another Rule". But then I would have to re-do the screen shots
May
8
comment Patterns and models for representing Many-to-many relationships in interface design
I think I may ask a new question to more clearly express what I'm after. Marked as correct because this gives a nice example of a many-to-many interface. Sorry again for not being specific enough in my question.
Apr
23
comment Patterns and models for representing Many-to-many relationships in interface design
Absolutely, that is the sort of thing I would be interested in seeing concrete examples of. Where do you click to add a new node? How do you set attributes (e.g. title and image)? Through a dialog box, or inline editing, or on a whole new page? How does the user create links? How do they delete a link without deleting a node? This may be too broad a topic for a single Stack Exchange question, but I'm thinking in terms of CRUD for many-to-many interfaces.
Apr
23
comment Patterns and models for representing Many-to-many relationships in interface design
@kaiser, Thanks for the link to the library - there is some pretty snazzy stuff in there :-) However, I'm not sure if it is really what I'm after... That library seems to be more to do with data visualization, where I am more looking for interfaces for the user to actually enter data. This kind of visualization could come in handy once the data is actually entered. Sorry for not being specific enough.
Apr
10
comment What do you call a control that changes the relative sizes of two sections?
Fantastic Thanks! A quick google has found me a few potential jquery implementations.
Apr
6
comment Why don't most elevator panels let you unselect?
Another elevator design question that always bugs me - why don't they account for the ten minutes after five o-clock? I'm on floor 4 of 14, and by the time it gets to me it is full and it still stops at every floor. You would think it would be easy enough to put in a rule where if it has stopped at a certain number of times (without someone selecting a floor other than ground) that it will be full.
Apr
6
comment Quickly and intuitively entering quantity and item
Setting sensible defaults for item numbers can go a long way with this design (if they are applicable to your data, of course). Kobolds may always come in bands of ten, but a dragon is a solitary beast :-)
Mar
16
comment Min. opt. and max. value of a small field
Would it suffice to have a simple pop-up when focusing on the field? Words to the effect of "enter a value between xxx and xxx"
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
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 :-)