[Design Pattern] Sliding Date Picker

Moore, Kathleen E kemoore at bu.edu
Fri Jan 25 16:55:30 UTC 2008


Great idea!

 

Kathy

 

Kathleen Moore

Web Manager, Information Technology Services

Boston University School of Management

kemoore at bu.edu

617-353-2685

 

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Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 11:19 AM
To: Jonathan Hung
Cc: fluid-work at fluidproject.org
Subject: Re: [Design Pattern] Sliding Date Picker

 

That's such an interesting idea, Jon!

I'm going to think about designing the pager with the slider. Readings
on the slider would have to change based on what the table is sorted by.
but this is coool!

 

 

On 24-Jan-08, at 10:25 AM, Jonathan Hung wrote:





Interesting!

I was trying to think of an application for thus component since I have
never seen it used in commercial software I've used. But after some
thought I think this kind of UI component would be great for filtering
data in a table or list. 

Not only useful for filtering dates, you can also filter textual data as
well such as names (select the "Student Name" column of and filter for
only names beginning with E to G), and filtering for numerical values (
i.e. filter images in the Gallery that have pixel width between 800 to
1280 pixels, thus filtering out anything larger because it won't fit
nicely into the screen). This would imply that the slider would
dynamically change what it is filtering depending on what column is
selected in the table. 

I think the greatness lies in applications beyond dates, but help filter
data that is in a sequential order.




On 23/01/2008, Eli Cochran <eli at media.berkeley.edu> wrote:

Here is a great date picker design pattern. It's worth playing around
with.

 

http://ajaxorized.com/introducing-the-sliding-date-picker/

 

 

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Eli Cochran

user interaction developer

ETS, UC Berkeley





 


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