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Questions tagged [time]

Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future.

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Should U+2236 RATIO be used as a time separator instead of U+003A COLON?

In a recent entry of Raymond Chen’s blog “The Old New Thing”, he explains how the time format was changed in Windows 8 to use the Unicode character ∶ (U+2236 RATIO) instead of : (U+003A COLON): old: ...
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How to best display number of hours

What would be a better solution when displaying the number of hours required for some task? For example: 1 hours and 30 minutes, in a short way. 1,5h - as 1 and half hour 1,3h - as 1 hour and 30 ...
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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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Designing interactions and UI for synchronous action with long processing time

I have a synchronous process that is trigger by a user action and the process can take more than 10 minutes. While it's being processed, the previous UI that user triggered from and the previous data ...
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How to show an approximate location along a route on a map?

A pin on a map is a very precise thing, that is the impression it gives. To show that a location is approximate, we can put a circle around it since the error range is in 2D, and that is easily ...
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Unit to display for 00:00 minute:second format [duplicate]

What would be a way of making clear the distinction between 00:00 min:sec format and 00:00 hour:min format? Due to spacing constraints (driven by specific client specs regarding font sizes; this is an ...
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Best way to enter time in an optional 12 hr format?

What's the best way for entering time in a 12-hour format? It's easier to select from a radio button AM / PM but since this field is optional, what if they decided not to fill it out, they cannot ...
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What alignment should be followed when displaying a block of time ranges with some times including day information?

What alignment should be followed when displaying a block of time ranges with some times including day information?
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Representation of Timer in “Deal Expires in MM:SS”

UI cards in my application expire after 3 days of creation. I indicate this in a badge as shown in the image. The different states of the element are:- The live countdown timer starts once it ...
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Time ScheduleField, Best practice

No code, but I looking for best practice, things to consider. I am doing an i18n scheduling app. I have a depart time (tA) and arrival time(tB). Often tB will be the next day. I want to display the ...
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How to display huge sum of hours

I have a table which sums up worked hours for each project. When the ammount of hours is huge, has still sense use hh:mm format, or decimal format could be more clear? Reading, for example 7650:30, ...
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How to display date time for recently passed and dates and upcoming dates?

I was going through some information in an application and found myself frustrated by an inability to find the information I needed. This happened because the only information that was listed was ...
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How to express period from one moment in time to another?

I must to inform my user that he has a reservation from one moment in time to another (with different dates and hours). What is the best way to express it? I was thinking about: you have an ...
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Problem with conflicting schedules

I work in Home Automation space, and I am trying to create a feature where the user can create multiple heating schedules for the rooms in his house. For example, bedroom temp at 16 degrees from ...
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Indicate no time limit

I am displaying a To Do list that has time limits involved. However an item doesn't have to have a due date/time. Users are finding my current UI confusing, as they believe a blank time limit, means "...
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'Human-readable' time short formats conventions?

I’m trying to show a so-called human-readable time format, but not sure about the best way to display short versions of minutes vs months. You have: 1 second ago → 1s 1 minute ago → 1m 1 day ago → ...
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Why “posted a minute ago” instead of time?

I just ran into a frustrating problem in Safari on my MacBook, where I was trying to find the time I'd loaded a web page yesterday. But it doesn't give you the times, instead it lists them with ...
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How should users type in a formatted time or duration field? (Data entry into duration field)

I would like our users to type in a time field for a grid column filter. The time field will be formatted in a hours and minutes format like HH:MM or HHH:MM. My question is how should we allow users ...
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Selecting multiple hour ranges per day on mobile device

Business requirements: Our company provides services. A service has a start time and a duration. Customers can book a service only when one of our employees is available, thus our employees must have ...
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Is there any research showing whether relative or absolute times are easier for humans to read?

I would like to know about the time format which is used by Facebook - relative times such as "2 hours ago", rather than absolute times such as "13:35". Is there any research about which time format ...
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How to refer to time duration on charts

The chart below has a total duration of one week, and the data was grouped by a one day duration to come up with each of the bars. What should the total duration (1 week) and group by duration (1 day)...
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Looking for a form component to select a period of time

I'm currently working on a very long form (can't be shortened) which I'm trying to make a bit more playful and easy to fill. There are a lot of radio buttons, which is ok in terms of usability, but a ...
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In what order should chat messages be shown?

This is a deeper question than this question. When a chat message is sent in a decentralized system, there are multiple events happening in a row. If a message is sent through a routing server, such ...
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How long (in milliseconds) is long enough to decide a user is actually hovering over an element?

I'm improving a widget that expands a dropdown list on hover. One of the customers implementing the widget has requested a delay so we don't just slide up / down the drawer when a user is simply ...
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Time selection on a very zoomed out plot

I have a plot made of many samples, usually the sampling rate is 8 samples per seconds but it may be more or less. Each and every sample has a timestamp of course. I have a UI in which I display the ...
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Which time format to use in a flight booking?

I noticed that Virgin America uses a 12-hour time format, while Qatar Airways always uses a 24-hour time format. Virgin America: Qatar Airways: 1:00AM = 0100H 9:00PM = 2100H 12am = 0000H 12pm = ...
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Best way to denote duration of course on cards for hours and minutes

I am working on in house LMS. It displays a list of courses in a card view. Essentially it shows thumbnail of course Title of course Version of course Duration of course in hours Now as per a new ...
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Should a “loading” text or spinner stay a minimum time on screen?

In an app I'm building the user can click a button to load more content, which might take 1 second or up to X seconds (when X seconds passed I show a timeout error message). There is a "Loading" text (...
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Country/Societal Preferences for Leading Zeroes in Clocks?

Numerous resources indicate that preferences regarding the inclusion of leading zeroes in clocks (08:42 vs. 8:42 in 24-hr clocks; 03:42 p.m. vs. 3:42 p.m. in 12-hr clocks) may be unique to individual ...
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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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Is it ok to make “news apps” to have internet connection while opening?

Currently My team members are in brainstorm session for local news app for both android and IOS. Since news is the thing that is supposed to be up to date with current time. Some members argue it to ...
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How long the user can wait for help (chat)

I create a chat (support) for application. Are there any research about how long the user can wait for help? I want to ensure that after a specific time the user will be connected with the consultant....
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How do you indicate an event has happened at a certain time versus SHOULD happen at a given time?

I have a web-UI where certain things should happen at scheduled times. Think like a limo service, where the driver should be at the pickup location 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time, then ...
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What is the expected load time for a website or email on a smart phone?

I saw couple of statistics showing page abandonment as loading time increases, but haven't found any resource which would specifically deal with "mobile" users only. Obviously this question can be ...
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Compact way to display weekly schedule?

So, basically I need to display the weekly schedule for classes. I would like this to be quite compact, so I want to just show if the class runs in the morning/afternoon/evening for each day (I will ...
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Are there best practices on using rolling vs. historic timeframe in generating business reports?

I'm working on a reports dashboard for IT Admin users. I need to make a UX recommendation on date range for the reports, and am trying to understand what is best for these expert users: Rolling data (...
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Weather widget night/day theme

I am developing a Weather Widget for an iOS app. Basically what this widget will do is allow the user to select a city and return it's current temperature and weather. The user can either refresh the ...
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What is the advantage of using imprecise representations of time i. e. 'an hour ago'?

I see more and more that messengers like Skype forego precise timestamps and display things like 'just now' for messages younger than 5 minutes. The same holds true for YouTube videos, that show '1 ...
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Best way to display start time and duration (since the start time)?

Some context: I'm trying to display the start time, and the duration since that time, in a single label. These timestamps are for urgent issues that need to be dealt with immediately. I'm leaving ...
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Should axis label change depending on time on line graphs?

I have a line graph showing number of items in queue from right now and 24 hours back in time. I have a range of different options to chose from. First, there are two different ways of showing the ...
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Best way to set a bulk schedule?

We are going to design an application wherein 2 persons can do a conference call to each other. One person is a consultant while the other is a customer. The consultant needs to set his / her date &...
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How to handle time input for different time zones?

My application allows an admin to enter a time window when they would like certain features to be available to a user. I tested it in a dev environment, and everything works great. The problem is ...
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Show hours < 10 with or without a zero

Is there a "good" way to show time in an iOS app (and more in general in apps/website) ? Is 8:35:29 better than 08:35:29 ? Format in different languages Moreover, I noticed that if I set my iPhone ...
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Most efficient way to ask users for days of the week and start/end time for each day?

I have a situation wherein I need to ask users on what day of the week an activity takes place. It can take place anywhere from 1-7 days, but for each day the user "activates", there must be a start ...
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Display time interval field

I am working on some forms which have certain fields inside. One of these fields is a time period for a notification function: Before/After a certain date, user should be notified every 3 days for ...
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Representing Chronological flow in a table

I have an application that tracks the housing history of program participants. The worker using this program will already have their current housing information inputted elsewhere. Normally, I would ...
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How to manage a priced app; in terms of timing and managing after license expiry?

I am developing a desktop app; and it is the first time I intend to publish it to the public for selling. I have two options for pricing, and two options for managing after license expiry. The two ...
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Representing times from yesterday in a time picker

I'm working on some UI where you are able to select a time range for each day using dropdown time pickers. The thing is that it is valid to select a time from yesterday or tomorrow. For example, for ...
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Best way to allow entry of shop open hours

I am looking for a control or a method such that I can allow the user to enter the working times of a shop for each weekday on a web page. For instance, the working time for Wednesday is: 06:00 AM ...
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Which is a more intuitive open hours and days schedule board?

Which of these 2 layouts is best to inform the user on these 3 points: Open today Open days Closed days