I have a list view of jobs that need to be sorted alphabetically by name, or numerically by due date.
Currently sorting is done by toggling ascending or descending sorts for these attributes, but not all of our users understand how this should work. Eg. Are ascending due dates closest to now, or farthest away?
A potential solution would be to have a dropdown sort with labels that describe the functionality more intuitively. The sorting for names alphabetically is "sort by" then "Job Name A-Z" or "Job Name Z-A".
Any ideas on how to clearly describe due dates that are closest to the current date vs. dates that are farthest away from current date?