Editable fields WAS Date widget

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 3 19:54:15 UTC 2008


What do you all think of something like this?  This is just   
particular part of the page but you get the idea.  The attached image  
shows 4 versions of "Collection Detail".  The first 3 are showing  
various states of rollover.  The last shows when the user does a  
global edit of the section.



-Daphne

On Jan 3, 2008, at 11:39 AM, John Norman wrote:

> And 'goal management' too! Don't tell Sean :-)
>
> Sort of worked for me. Told me something was going on although I  
> wasn't sure what at first. Curious problem arose when their default  
> todo's read like hyperlinks themselves. My first expectation was  
> that clicking on the item would take me to the task (not edit the  
> task title). Some people are really hard to please :-)
>
> I think I'd be happy with some rollover cue's that I could turn off  
> in preferences to give the Google behaviour, but I'm intrigued to  
> think how we could be confident about rolling out just the Google  
> behaviour because it is much cleaner. How many user tests would  
> make me confident..?
>
> John
>
> On 3 Jan 2008, at 20:10, Clay Fenlason wrote:
>
>> Take a look at Toodledo (www.toodledo.com).  They do a fairly nice
>> thing with a tabulated list of entries (to-do tasks in their case).
>> The row that your mouse is hovering over is highlighted, and the
>> editable fields are "boxed" with a different highlight, and they
>> manage this without being garish.  This works the same way for dates,
>> text fields, or even attached notes and comments.
>>
>> You'll have to actually register and create some to-do tasks to see
>> this all at work, but I think it's worth the exercise.
>>
>> ~Clay
>>
>> On Jan 3, 2008 1:56 PM, Sean Keesler <smkeesle at syr.edu> wrote:
>>> Is there any chance of having two modes for such UI's?
>>> One mode could show hints about the available features for  
>>> newbies and
>>> another mode could hide those cues, making the content the focus  
>>> for users
>>> familiar with the way the UI works.
>>>
>>> Sean
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 1/3/08 1:43 PM, "Nate Angell" <nate.angell at rsmart.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Or alternatively, does anyone know of good usability data on
>>>> "unmarked" editable areas? Some of my usability experience suggests
>>>> that the majority of users try clicking on something they want to
>>>> change whether it is marked as editable or not.
>>>>
>>>> On Jan 3, 2008, at 10:39 AM, Daphne Ogle wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jan 3, 2008, at 6:31 AM, John Norman wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Google Calendar works well for this situation (once you work out
>>>>>> how it works :-) ). It displays brief date information -  
>>>>>> apparently
>>>>>> as normal html - but when you click on the date info it becomes
>>>>>> fully editable year, day and time. The usability challenge for me
>>>>>> was that at first I didn't realise the date was editable. After
>>>>>> thinking "how could Google write something so badly" for a  
>>>>>> while, I
>>>>>> clicked on the date out of frustration and behold, the editable
>>>>>> interface was revealed unto me. With the help of an edit icon
>>>>>> (pencil) I would probably have got there sooner, but now I  
>>>>>> know how
>>>>>> it works I like it.
>>>>>
>>>>> This is interesting and timely.  I'm struggling with this issue
>>>>> right now in my Image Gallery designs.  We are planning to use in-
>>>>> line editing.  Currently I've got a mix of using the edit icon and
>>>>> not.  Mostly I've used it when there is a mix of information and
>>>>> only some of it is editable.  I'm trying not to use the icon
>>>>> everywhere because it just takes up so much room.  But it's
>>>>> misleading an inconsistent to use it sometimes and not others.
>>>>> However, in looking around at how others are making in-line  
>>>>> editing
>>>>> discoverable I haven't come across anything great.  John  
>>>>> references
>>>>> Google here.  I also like Flickr but they have the same issue that
>>>>> until you know you can edit you just can't tell.  Any other good
>>>>> examples out there people have seen?
>>>>>
>>>>> -Daphne
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This seems likely to be at variance with Yahoo patterns though...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> John
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 3 Jan 2008, at 15:15, Clay Fenlason wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'd add one further design consideration.  I know that there has
>>>>>>> already been some discussion about a Fluid component for editing
>>>>>>> bits
>>>>>>> of the screen in place.  I think there are often locations  
>>>>>>> where a
>>>>>>> time and date are simply displayed when they should also  
>>>>>>> probably be
>>>>>>> editable (e.g. the assignments list as viewed by the  
>>>>>>> instructor).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> At the same time, it's not always the case that you want the  
>>>>>>> full
>>>>>>> timestamp to be displayed (again, the assignments listing  
>>>>>>> provides a
>>>>>>> good example of where this becomes merely clutter, with its  
>>>>>>> "open"
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>> "due" dates slotted next to one another, and someone might  
>>>>>>> also feel
>>>>>>> that they want to add a third:  an "accept until" date).  You  
>>>>>>> rarely
>>>>>>> need to see the year specified, for example, and in certain  
>>>>>>> contexts
>>>>>>> even the time of day is secondary, although it should be easy to
>>>>>>> check.  I imagine solutions where only the date is displayed  
>>>>>>> at the
>>>>>>> top level, and some sort of mouseover or popup reveals the  
>>>>>>> full and
>>>>>>> gory details if you have a reason to refer to them.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ~Clay
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jan 3, 2008 12:21 AM,  <antranig at caret.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi - really glad to see Fluid is preparing to devote some  
>>>>>>>> design
>>>>>>>> cycles
>>>>>>>> to this widget!
>>>>>>>> Directing all towards the original requirements page for the  
>>>>>>>> date
>>>>>>>> widget started by Kathy:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/RES/ 
>>>>>>>> Date+widget+impr
>>>>>>>> ovements
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> You can see all the discussion there, and also try out the
>>>>>>>> templates
>>>>>>>> for my implementation which is still up at
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://ponder.org.uk/RSFComponents-test/faces/test- 
>>>>>>>> components-index
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> You can grab the markup for the templates at
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://ponder.org.uk/RSFComponents-templates/content/ 
>>>>>>>> templates/yahoo-date.
>>>>>>>> html
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> to be used in any design work that you would like to do from  
>>>>>>>> here.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Probably the biggest work that would need to be done to make  
>>>>>>>> this
>>>>>>>> widget usable in the other display technologies would be to  
>>>>>>>> rewrite
>>>>>>>> the logic used for handling user timezones onto the client side
>>>>>>>> rather than the server so that we can save on AJAX trips.  
>>>>>>>> Although
>>>>>>>> we could do without this by just deploying a single "standard
>>>>>>>> widget"
>>>>>>>> webapp into Sakai this would be a bit awkward.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Another issue seems to be that many locales (Denmark, South
>>>>>>>> Africa, etc.)
>>>>>>>> are complaining that the standard JDK locale information is not
>>>>>>>> correct
>>>>>>>> for them. We need to think about some architecture for  
>>>>>>>> overriding/
>>>>>>>> patching
>>>>>>>> this, hopefully in a scheme that is not too Sakai-specific.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>>> Antranig.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Quoting Daphne Ogle <daphne at media.berkeley.edu>:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Sounds like a great idea Kristol!  I'd say go for it.   
>>>>>>>>> Should we
>>>>>>>>> create a new confluence space for this work or is there an
>>>>>>>>> existing
>>>>>>>>> one (that I can't find) that we should use?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> -Daphne
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Jan 2, 2008, at 11:15 AM, Hancock, Kristol J wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Hey guys!  I have a new hourly designer that has some time  
>>>>>>>>>> on her
>>>>>>>>>> hands right now and this may be a good project for her to  
>>>>>>>>>> get her
>>>>>>>>>> feet wet with Sakai.  Let me know what you think.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Kristol
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>>> From: Daphne Ogle [mailto:daphne at media.berkeley.edu]
>>>>>>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 1:57 PM
>>>>>>>>>> To: Harriet Truscott
>>>>>>>>>> Cc: 'Sakai UI UI'; fluid-work at fluidproject.org
>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Date widget
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Sounds like a wild and crazy New Year Harriet! :)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> A date widget component is not currently on the radar for
>>>>>>>>>> Fluid.  It
>>>>>>>>>> would sure be great to decide on an accessible and usable
>>>>>>>>>> widget that
>>>>>>>>>> we consistently use in Sakai.  I've lost track of where  
>>>>>>>>>> and which
>>>>>>>>>> ones are used at this point.  Would it help if we put  
>>>>>>>>>> together a
>>>>>>>>>> little project to identify how and where we use various date
>>>>>>>>>> pickers
>>>>>>>>>> now?  Then we could do UX Walkthroughs and technical
>>>>>>>>>> feasibility to
>>>>>>>>>> assess the various ones in use?  I don't have a ton of time
>>>>>>>>>> right now
>>>>>>>>>> but am willing to work with others on this a bit if there are
>>>>>>>>>> other
>>>>>>>>>> takers.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> -Daphne
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Jan 2, 2008, at 3:36 AM, Harriet Truscott wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Hello all
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I'm celebrating the new year by going through my JIRA  
>>>>>>>>>>> items, and
>>>>>>>>>>> I've come
>>>>>>>>>>> across
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> HYPERLINK http://jira.sakaiproject.org/jira/browse/SAK-11688
>>>>>>>>>>> http://jira.sakaiproject.org/jira/browse/SAK-11688 , i.e.
>>>>>>>>>>> "Replace
>>>>>>>>>>> date
>>>>>>>>>>> widget in Resources"
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Where are we up to on the whole date widget business? Is  
>>>>>>>>>>> Fluid
>>>>>>>>>>> working on
>>>>>>>>>>> developing a lovely new date widget? Has a lovely new date
>>>>>>>>>>> widget
>>>>>>>>>>> (i.e. the
>>>>>>>>>>> one used in Polls) been developed? If so, is this only  
>>>>>>>>>>> for use
>>>>>>>>>>> in
>>>>>>>>>>> RSF tools?
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> HYPERLINK http://jira.sakaiproject.org/jira/browse/SAK-7000
>>>>>>>>>>> http://jira.sakaiproject.org/jira/browse/SAK-7000
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Happy New Year, everyone!
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Harriet
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>>> Senior Interaction Designer
>>>>>>>>>> University of California, Berkeley
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