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Entry representing a particular day or a range/group of days.

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About reversal from “Thu, July 23” to “July 23, Thu”

My app needs to display dates in a shortened form. Each dates needs to include the day of the week as well, but I want to put more focus on the date itself. So, I'm considering a reverted version of ...
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USA date format best practise

I am working on a table that displays dates by using USA format. I was wondering which format below is more legible or usable - I guess there's a slight difference between these two, but I was ...
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User expectations when measuring durations (relative time periods) around Daylight Savings Time (DST) transitions

My app will show a duration between two points in time. Durations can be short (e.g. 2 hours) or long (e.g. 3 weeks). I'd like to show the exact duration in friendly, human-readable terms, e.g. "3 ...
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How to best present end date to the user? Inclusive, exclusive, 23:59, something else?

In our app you can select a start date and the app calculates the end date (we're talking about subscriptions here). This is from midnight to midnight, so the actual points in time are, for example: ...
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Localisation of MM/DD/YYYY prompt date letter abbreviations

If a website is localised are users always going to understand that D = Day, M = Month even though these abbreviations are English abbreviations ? (global site, joe public users )
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Right way to display a list dates from the past, current and future, but show the most upcoming first

So usually when displaying a list of things the answer is ascending or descending order. However as the most important item is somewhere in the middle this doesn't work. Displaying the list ...
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How come people are confused I asked user is the day 05/05/05 or 05/05/05 or 05/05/05? [closed]

I just don't know why can't they answer a simple question, which date format are they using: 05/05/05 or 05/05/05 or 05/05/05, why can't they answer it? Here's what I mean, why can't they answer this, ...
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How to display Timestamps which are unambiguous?

Problem: I need to name log files in such a way that the file name is unambiguous to humans. My initial solution was to go from largest to smallest unit with zero padding each unit... ...
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Suggestions for show how many days? Passing the International Date Line

Little background Let's say you fly from the United States to Japan and suppose you leave the United States on Tuesday morning. Because you're travelling west, the time advances slowly thanks to time ...
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Pick one date/time over multiple days

I have a website that lets the user select a specific time on a specific day, like "2PM on Wednesday July 2, 2019". I've tried a number of options, but they all seem clumsy. A multi-row single-item &...
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Best way to show error in a Date of Birth field

I have an input for Date of Birth, but I not quite sure what error I must show if the user enters a future date. I already test it out with Invalid date of birth but it's confusing.
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Date-time data entry in local time for daylight savings time “turn back” transition period

I have an application in which users can enter tabular data such as: start | value ------------------- | ----- 12:30:00 27/10/2019 | 0 01:30:00 27/10/2019 | 1 02:30:00 27/10/2019 | 2 ...
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Accept either a day, a month or a year from the user

On my website, users can provide a source to a blog post. This source is dated. I'd like my users to provide either, a day (format is dd/mm/yyyy), a month (format is mm/yyyy), a year (format could be ...
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How to display - unknown values (date)

My product is a condominium management software/app. My app will allow condominium management staff enter and display a period of time in which a unit will be empty (i.e. resident of the unit goes on ...
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Is there a name for X Day of the month?

Im working on a form for a feature for a report that can have its frequency scheduled set by the user. One of the requests from our product owner is that the user is able to set frequency by a monthly ...
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Representing an action which occurred on a previous/next day

We are creating a UI for a timeclock system, showing workers clock-ins & clock-outs which make up their "shifts". Something we didn't take into account was worker's shifts can take place over ...
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What term works best for unset start/end dates in a range?

I'm rendering information about the date range (or period) that a report was generated from. E.g. from July 1st to August 31, 2018. Report Period: 2018-07-01 - 2018-08-31 However either the start ...
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Converting from 2 year capture to 4 years without a 100 year?

Any tips on how to capture a full year age when converting from two years to a four year digit? Without asking for manual input? The problem I think lands specifically for a 100 year age. E.g. if ...
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How to organize a big list with many choices

We have a situation where a user can select between multiple predefined dates or choose custom dates for reporting purposes. I'm struggling to brainstorm a flow of how to layout it on a way it ...
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Is there a standard date format that expresses Quarters?

What date format would you use to express a quarter, that is still recognized as a date format? For example I have spreadsheet of rows with a date column with dates in YYYY-MM-DD format. I want to ...
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Would you rather have the system to auto correct invalid date input, or an error message saying you need to correct it?

What do you think would be the preferred way of handling invalid date input on a desktop GUI? Let's say the user needs to set a date range, e.g. for a search. And he sets the start date to 2018-06-...
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Best Practice for indicating part of a week textually (specifically contiguous days)

I realise I'm probably splitting hairs here, but I feel like there should be some sort of convention or best practice for this situation, but I haven't been able to find anything online, and I can't ...
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In tables should date/time/year in table be left or right aligned? [duplicate]

I would like to know whether the date/time/year should be right or left aligned in data tables/table? Some articles mention right align, while some left align. Is there any standard followed ...
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How should I handle age verification in signups?

I have a website where the minimum sign up age is 13 years old. In my sign up form there's a datepicker for selecting their age. The user would enter their date of birth, if they turn out to be below ...
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Showing days, weeks or months since a given date

I'm writing a mobile app, in which users can record a date for something that happened in the past. On the main screen, they can see the date they saved, and next to it, the number of days since this ...
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Should a calendar date picker widget show leading zeroes in the selected date and month?

In many -- possibly most -- calendar date picker widgets for U.S. users which display the selected date in month/day/year format, leading zeroes are shown when showing a single-digit month and/or day ...
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Mobile datepicker UX

We are implementing mobile datepicker and considering 2 options: Vertical Scroll Horizontal Button Change Which is better UX wise?
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Auto Formatting Date Entry that has formatted helper text

We are looking to improve our date pickers so that a user can type in single digits for the months and days as well as 2 digits for the year. Overall we are just going to be putting logic in so power ...
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Time zones - How to offer date filter for data linked to different time zones?

Scenario We have a table with information of many devices located across different time zones. The user is able to filter the data with a date filter. The data is linked to the local device time. The ...
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Is it a bad idea to have multiple date formats on the same page, or if they have different use cases can they be formatted differently?

I am working on a new page in my companies application where it will be showing a table of staff requests for a manager to action. The table will include a column with the date that the request was ...
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Best Format for Ranges on a Form: Vertical or Horizontal?

In our system, we have long forms used for data entry. Our entry fields, checkbox controls, and combo boxes are always listed down the left side of the screen in one column. Our persona deals with ...
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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 12:00 AM Sunday to 11:59 PM Saturday, and I want to display full week values (i.e. not just revenues for 7/1 for ...
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Price report design - Showing normal price during active promo-only period

I have a report which shows pricing during a date range for products. The goal of the price list was to show the customer what they will be paying on any given date during the range we give. However,...
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Is there an intuitive way to display weeks as text?

I am working on an application where a set of data is displayed, based on a specific week. The user selects this week from a drop down box, and one of my objectives is to format the way these week ...
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How to display a “friendly” deadline without weekends?

I have an issue where by we have a dashboard which displays deadlines. We just encountered a bit of a conundrum, with how to handle weekends. You have event A, which has a deadline to be actioned in ...
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dd/mm/yyyy date format: Is this weird / unnatural for Americans? [duplicate]

The month first format. Do you, as an American, find this unnatural? And: If you were in a hurry, would you start typing the month first (as this is most natural for you)? Edit: This question ...
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DD/MM/YY or DD/MM/YYYY?

There have been discussions about the order of DD, MM, YYYY, but never really any discussion about why designers choose to use YYYY over YY (for instance, 01/01/2017 rather than 01/01/17). Any idea ...
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Which is a a better Date Format “1991-11-01” OR “1991-Nov-01” i.e. “YYYY-MM-DD” OR “YYYY-MMM-DD”

In my application, I am showing dates to users in different ways: Option 1: In a table format, where user scans the table to see the when certain activities were done. Option 2: As customer's ...
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Chat app - timestamp display

iOS messaging and other apps (i.e. skype) only show message timestamps periodically, versus the older method of showing a timestamp for every message. (The new method offers the ability to swipe left ...
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Date input: Dropdown or Date picker when planning/decision making

I already searched about this topic but most of them are concerning about birth dates. It narrows down my option to dropdown or date picker only. Based on the said research I did, it seems that when ...
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Display non-consecutive months in a calendar

I'm working on a mobile-first interface where users will be able to choose a range of dates. Most users will want to use date ranges occurring in the near future. However, there are users who will ...
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How do you indicate all dates in a date filter?

We have some filters for a table of data like below: Meaning it can be filtered by status and / or start / end dates. Status has an "All" option meaning to show all status. However, when it comes to ...
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Presenting date and time in a table where time is sometimes (but rarely) needed

I'll try to minimize the rubber-ducking; I'm posting this as a proxy for my team. We're designing summary table that shows work history of a part (on a mechanical machine). It's intended as a quick ...
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Should datepickers be inclusive or exclusive?

Does the chosen end date stop at 0:00 (exclusive) or 23:59:59 (inclusive)? I have been changing datepickers in my company's codebase to be inclusive (assuming it was just a UX oversight by other devs)...
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How to present enrollment period with possible empty start and end date?

I have a table with a column where I want to display enrollment date for a course. My problem is when the course is created, the creator can leave the start and end dates empty. Name ...
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How to viszualize dates in a user-friendly way?

I'm working on a website on which users should get an overview on which dates they executed an action. For example, user X executed action Y on Aug 21, Aug 28, and Sep 12. What would be a good and ...
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Date picker - icon placed on left or right side within input field?

I am thinking about both UX and UI date picker look. Here is the date picker I fighting with :) So, obviously I have both calendar icon and arrow icon on right side. The arrow indicates the behavior ...
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Entering a relative date range (in a report writer)

Our company's B2B web app includes a simple report writer where advanced users can save simple reports that other users can run. Currently, every report includes a date range that users must fill in ...
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What is the benefit of using the HTML5 <time> tag?

I have a web application I am writing the HTML for. In the app I will be displaying a lot of dates and in HTML5 they added a <time> tag. If I wrap all of my dates and times in the <time> ...
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Will users misunderstand “Last week”, “Last year”, “Last month” etc?

In my diary iOS app, the user can search their diaries for specific texts. To avoid getting too many results, I added a "Time Range" search option. The user can select whether to only search the ...

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