Questions tagged [calendar]

A visual element that shows dates organised in a structured manner, often to allow selection of a date or chronologically group information.

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Should date pickers for meetings offer the ability to schedule a meeting for 0 minutes?

For example: The End time picker in outlook and google calendar allow to schedule a meeting/event for 0 minutes. Is this a real use case? Why would anyone schedule something for 0 mins? Does anyone ...
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Calendar recurrences on the last day of the month

I noticed a difference in how Google Calendar and Outlook handle recurring appointments, specifically ones that are on the end of the month. If you try to schedule an appointment on the 31st of every ...
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Why do alarm clocks not all come with 5/7 day alarms for the working week?

In all the advances in usability why do alarm clocks still wake us up on Saturday? Why not only Monday to Friday instead of being set every night? Do we have to rely on our mobile phone if we want ...
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Is swiping up/down better than swiping left/right for changing months on a calendar?

I have created a custom View to display a Calendar in Android. The display is always 1 month. I'm using a swipe to the sides to switch months. Now I have seen some other Apps (including the installed ...
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Make calendar icon obviously clickable

On a webpage there is a calendar that shows just the current day of the month. When that calendar is clicked, a current month's calendar pops up. How can I make it obvious that the calendar is ...
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Datepicker UX showing Quantitative Data

I'm designing a collab app that will include a datepicker widget to allow users to select the due date for a task. Our data shows that users systematically select the days where they have less ...
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UX pattern for two people to agree a date/time

Background: Freegle allows people to give away things they don't need to other people nearby. Part of this involves agreeing a date/time for collection. People do this by messaging back and forth, ...
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Alternative to calendar view

Working on a site that requires the user to be able to input events into a 'diary' over a specified duration (say 4-21 June). The obvious interface for me is an interactive calendar, but at a recent ...
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Snoozing an alarm: should the alarm grow progressively louder or softer?

Hypothetical design question: upon snoozing an alarm, should the alarm grow progressively louder or softer? Case for louder: you’ve been snoozing too much; wake up now. Case for softer: maybe you ...
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In an RTL language, in what direction should calendar days go?

These are two alternative layouts of a calendar on a hebrew-language site. Hebrew is written from right to left. Should we display the dates in the same way that the language is written (RTL), or ...
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What day should a calendar start on, and does it matter?

JavaScript, PHP and various other web-based languages have date functions whose weeks begin on Sunday and end on Saturday. That is, as individual days, Sunday is identified 0 and Saturday is 6 (with ...
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2 Line Calendar Module | Alternative Calenders

I'm exploring a new format for a calendar module. It only uses two lines for the dates causing it to be more of a landscape format than square. The only problem is for users deciphering how the dates ...
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How do I design a beautiful 6 month calendar view with 15+ event types?

I have designed a calendar web application at my work, and it has been well recieved. So well that multiple departments of my company has adapted it, and requested their own categories for their ...
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Time slot selection

I'm on a quest to find the most user friendly way to offer a time slot selection to make an appointment in a company's calendar/agenda. It doesn't really matter much interface-wise, but because it ...
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How to visualize a calendar with a vast amount of recurring events?

Many of the events are recurring daily or weekly but are only interesting to the user once.
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Would it be better to show a calendar picker by default instead of an input field with pop-up date picker?

On a travel site which is for Desktop, iPhone, iPad too, would it be better for UX and Accessibility to show the calendar itself on page by default Like this Or the most popular way, a input box ...
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Designing a calendar for school

Problem: Develop an easy to use school calendar for web + print. Prerequisites: 1. School has several teachers. Currently 7 but grows. 2. Each teacher can have multiple groups (average 1-5). 3. ...
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Availability calendar

On our website, we need users to have an availability calendar to set the availability of items they have for rent. We of course want to keep the use of the calendar as simple as possible. What is a ...
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Time after midnight, user experience

"Let's meet Saturday night at 2 o' clock" is "incorrect" and could never happen (calendar wise) Midnight is the start of a new day. So anything after that is the next day (again, calendar wise) But ...
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User Response to Transposed Calendar Representation

I am investigating the use of a transposed calendar, in which the rows are the days of the week and the columns are the weeks. Has anyone researched this usage? Does anyone have any examples of this ...
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What is the best UI for an out of office application?

I am building a tool to track out of office for my team. The main view is a month calendar view. Right now you get a certain amount of vacation (lets say 10 days). People can take full-day or half-...
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What alternatives to calendars exist for inputing dates on websites?

Inputing dates is going through changes on the internet, and in web/user interface design as well. Currently, I'm implementing <input type="date">, as this provides excellent usability on mobile ...
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How to show multiple calendar events simultaneously?

The calendar layout has taken on a sort of TV schedule layout with the list of event locations along the y axis. The x axis displays times and the user would be able to click through time linearly ...
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How to handle todos, appointments: separate, integrated or use hybrid term?

I've just switched from PalmOS (Tréo) to webOS (Palm/HP Pré), and surprised that there are some issues, where we've step back. On PalmOS I was using DateBk, where todos appeared above the calendar in ...
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Best way to represent “add to waitlist”

I could use your advice on a UX issue. I'm working on the UX of a system for scheduling appointments. Showing something is either available or not available is easy, but I want to give people the ...
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Accessible web calendar overview that's screen reader friendly

One of our accessible-savvy dev.teams are building a new web interface to a booking system. It looks and acts pretty much like a web calendar interface. In this very first iteration, we'd like ...
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Why people tend to go traditional instead of using their cool reminder phone app?

We all have some cool reminders applications in our phones, that have all the features to remind as at a specific time a task we have to do. Besides this, as I read in a review/survey, people tend ...
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When Users Select a Ship Date During Holiday

In a shopping cart where a user can select their preferred ship date, how would you alert them when a date is a holiday or weekend? Would you use processing to not allow it? Add an alert that it would ...
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What should be ideal date on calendar icon?

I am designing a calendar icon for an app, I am putting a random date right now on it, what should be ideal date that I should put. Is there any usability research done on the same? I know the best ...
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Assigning working hours on a duty roster

Here's a screenshot of the duty calendar in the system I'm working on (I've deleted all names here for privacy reasons). Each person can have a day of particular type (listed in the legend above: ...
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Best way to display numerous dates on a data form?

I've got the task of finding a way to display numerous (10) dates on a data entry form. They pertain to the dates that certain paperwork was received, acknowledged, evaluated, etc. All the dates are ...
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DatePicker UX for single and multiple calendar mode

I have a situation where I have to use same datepicker/calendar to do single date selection and multiple date selection in two different modes in the same page. I thought of a solution where the ...
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When does the first week of a given month start?

I wish to display a bar chart showing weekly revenues per month. A week is defined from 12:00 AM Sunday to 11:59 PM Saturday. I want to display full week values (i.e. not just revenues for 7/1 for ...
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Select one week out of a monthly calendar

So I have a monthly calendar on the upper side of my page. Users are able to select on a specific day inside this calendar and a the bottom part will dynamically list events occurring at that day. I ...
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How should user unselect a date from a calender?

I am using jQueryUI's datapicker modified with the ability to select the time (http://trentrichardson.com/examples/timepicker/#basic_examples). Instead of having an input for the date, I wish make it ...
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How to select a small range from a calendar

I'm developing a website that involves the display of a calendar of events. A calendar that is able to view events for several days interval is what is desired. My crude interpretation of these is ...
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What is the optimal alarm handling for a calendar (or todo) event?

I am not statisfied with current alarm handling methods. It got worse, when I moved to my current home, which is a small town, 20 km to the capital. The problem is, that IMHO there should be more than ...
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Visualizing squashed availability of N-items

I'm trying to squash the availability view of n-items into a single day column in an availability calendar. The use case is for reserving products. We can have n-pieces of any particular product, say ...
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How to show navigation on Calendar Picker Overlay?

I am designing a web app in which the data is stored in time order. Users can browser different kinds of appointments in daily or weekly calendar view. When you click on the current date, the overlay ...
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Visualizing daily Event schedule with WPF

I am in conceptual phase of a little utility to help our support team identify what is about to happen, and what should have happened but didn't. basically our system is scheduled to do many things. ...
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Date or Time From/To

I have a filter that allows the user to specify a date/time from/to within one field. The field has a popup calendar that enables date selection and right below the calendar, still in the same pop up, ...
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What's the rationale behind e-mail clients containing calendaring functionalities?

Many e-mail client programs contain calendar features. Since I rarely ever use any calendaring features I fail to see how e-mail and calendar are related. To me it feels like calendaring is a ...
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Timezone madness in task management app

I am currently working on a task management application that allows users to create and assign tasks, set start and due dates and track work progress. In my app users do not plan hours, they just set ...
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Reverting selected dates in the date-picker?

I am currently working on the BI app with data reports (that are tied to financial year), and to set up a report, users have to select the time range for the desired data. The question is, when users ...
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Help with room booking application

I have been asked to review an existing room booking application. The main use case is that a user chooses a day and then chooses a room to have the meeting in. A user may opt to make the booking ...
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select a work week schedule

In my web application I want the user to select his work schedule. For example, someone could select [Sunday (8AM - 5PM), Monday (9AM-1PM , 2PM-6PM) ...etc. So the user has the freedom to select any ...
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Date picker subtleties: Input year by using numeric keys

We are developing a date picker and have run into a problem related to interpretation of user input. Suppose you have a date picker as the one in the picture below and the user is to change the year ...
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How to show user timetable's items width do not necessarily match with time

I am currently designing a timetable for a web app which will show appointments as they are scheduled. Problem is, as I think that in order to make the user understand the scheduled appointment ...
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Localizing due dates in a task list

I am currently working on a calendaring application that needs to deal with a list of tasks that the user can create. In all calendaring applications I have used (outlook, thunderbird, google ...
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What dates do date range pickers default to?

I'm working on a photos app that lets you filter photos based on date range. When a user selects the "Date" filter, two calendars appear and from there they are able to pick a (to and from) date range....