Let's suppose an application that manage meetings between employees of various companies.
A meetings list is shown to any logged employee, and this one may mark himself as a participant if he's interested in the related topic.

To explain simply, I have a page listing all meetings matching some filters.

The type of filters are:

  • filtering by nature of Job (engineer, manager etc.)
  • only selecting the logged employee's meetings (no matter whether he's a simple participant or he is the meeting's creator) that are occurring at this time or will occur in the future.
  • only selecting the logged employee's meetings that are already terminated (past meetings).

Both last filters are expected to be exclusive => both can't be selected at the same time.
If none of both filters are selected, matched meetings are those happening currently or in the future, no matter whether he's already participating.
Of course, those last filters should be combined with the job filter.

Here's a representation:

When employee selects the filter "My actual or future meetings", only those where he's marked as participant are shown":

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When employee doesn't select any "My..." filter, shown meetings are those that are occurring at this time or in the future, no matter if he's marked as a participant or not:

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When the employee selects "My past meetings", only finished meetings where he was a participant are shown:

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I really want to keep all the natures of filters on the same page.

However, it sounds hard for any user to detect that in order to see meetings where he doesn't participate in, he should disable both "My ..." switches. It seems too implicit.

Furthermore, as by default past meetings are not displayed, I can't really consider the "My past meetings" being a filter, since it doesn't filter (reduce) the view, but adds past meetings.

Do you consider this design acceptable?
What would be a better way to represent the filter zone to increase the UX?

2 Answers 2


I've just thought about this way:

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or this way:

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It sounds far more explicit.

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    Yes this is much better. You can try a radio button, which users are more familliar with. Commented Aug 30, 2014 at 17:02

I guess you should use the first option including items filtered by only two tabs : - My pasts events - All (default view)

In this last one you should include all the available events and those user participates to (this case assumes a different design from all the availables for instance different colors and/or a personal calendar view).

  • Suppose you've participated at 14:00 to Meeting A. 5 minutes later, they are 50000 newly created meetings. Would you really like to scroll over those 49999 in order to reach the one you are participating in? (meetings being ordered by date increasingly. With a "My actuals" tab, it would be far more easier to point the one you chose.
    – Mik378
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 21:07
  • The meetings where user is involved to are supposed to be placed at the top list or in a clear personal calendar view.
    – Sivounette
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 21:09
  • As I want to keep the ordering by date (asc), I can't let the app move my meetings on the top freely.
    – Mik378
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 21:10
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    Sounds weird to have 2 own tabs and one which is not.
    – Sivounette
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 21:12
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    What if you put the My Past events' tab at the bottom page of "My events" allowing the relevant filters ?
    – Sivounette
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 21:42

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