Editable fields WAS Date widget

Daphne Ogle daphne at media.berkeley.edu
Fri Jan 4 19:23:15 UTC 2008

I sent this wireframe out yesterday but when I got it back from the  
list the message wasn't there so let me try again.

The first 3 show rollover for different types of editable fields.   
The last is an explicit click on the edit icon.  I didn't user  
highlighting because of the confusion it might cause with the other  
ways we use highlighting in Sakai.



On Jan 4, 2008, at 2:29 AM, Raad Al-Rawi 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.
> On 03 January 2008 at 19:10, Daphne Ogle wrote:
>> My favorite approach right now is to highlight on rollover.   This
>> interaction could be quickly learned.  However, we currently use
>> highlighting in other ways:  1) to show what's new, 2) row stripping
>> to separate information.   Is rollover highlighting different enough
>> from these other visual indicators to not confuse users?
> Does Google listen in on the sakai-dg-ui list?!?
> I had a go with Google Calendar and I noticed that rollover  
> highlighting is
> implemented for event metadata that is editable (What, When, and
> Description). It might give better indication of "editability" if  
> it used a
> title tooltip or displayed some text somewhere when rolling over (say,
> "click to edit").
> I noticed that Google don't use any alt text or title text, so they  
> are
> missing out on this type of UI/usability feature (not to mention  
> better
> accessibility).
> Raad
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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
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