- The user uses 2 dropdown lists to select a date range for a filter.
- The results of the filter (date range), which are shown below the filter options, is where my manager and I have disagreement.
- He believes that the results should be a list (which can get very long), and allow long scrolling to get to the date the user wants.
- He believes that this will not confuse the user, since you've got a list; Just scroll until you find one, even if you need to scroll lots. No tricks; just easy.
- I believe that the results should be grouped by a range of dates, with the groups being dependent on the selected date range. E.g. 5 groups, with evenly divided days for each group, depending on the selected date range.
- This approach of grouping means that the group's date range will be inconsistent, depending on the user's selected date range.
- My manager believes that this will be confusing to the user, and cause them to think too hard. I think this is BS - the user has already put in a date range; how hard is it for them to think about it, again?
- THis approach will drastically reduce the amount of scrolling, which is why i think this is better. But there is potentially more opening / closing tree structures (for the groups) for the user.
So, the question is:
- Is my approach or my manager's approach better? We want a simpler experience for our users. Long list to scroll, or short list with potentially 'confusing' (my manager's words) groups?