Date Picker Design iteration for Fluid Design Team meeting Tues.

Allison Bloodworth abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 29 20:04:28 UTC 2009


Great suggestion, Daphne! I've added the page here: http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+User+Testing+-+Round+3

On Jan 28, 2009, at 4:06 PM, Daphne Ogle wrote:

> Thanks for this great summary Allison and Erin!
>
> I wonder if it makes sense to create a very draft user testing page  
> for the next iteration to capture your thoughts below on what should  
> be tested?   I'm not sure that's the best way to capture them just  
> the first that came to me.  I just want to make sure we capture your  
> questions someplace that we can come back to when the time is right.
>
> -Daphne
>
> On Jan 28, 2009, at 2:37 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:
>
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> Thanks so much for all the helpful feedback at the design team  
>> meeting today! Here is what Erin and I are currently planning to do  
>> based on your suggestions. If you have further thoughts, feel free  
>> to let us know, or just respond to this thread.
>>
>> We plan to remove the yellow highlight of the currently active  
>> section (e.g. hours, minutes, AM/PM) of the Time Picker because it  
>> may make users feel like they *have* to fill it in, and there may  
>> also be accessibility issues with it appearing to give focus to an  
>> element which isn't really in focus.
>> We feel there should still be an option for a combined date and  
>> time picker in one field, as that is important in more than one  
>> Sakai context and we had great feedback on the combined field/ 
>> tabbed Date-Time Picker in user testing. If it tests poorly after  
>> it's implemented, one option would be to display both the date and  
>> time picker at once (next to each other) without any tabs. This  
>> would cover a lot more of the screen, but if it was a necessary  
>> tradeoff to ensure users could understand how it works, it may be  
>> worth it.
>> Mike, could you let us know if after thinking about this more, you  
>> see accessibility issues with the tabbed time picker?
>> Due to the fact that people may enter the different fields in the  
>> Time Picker in any order (e.g. AM/PM could be first), we will close  
>> it only when:
>> the user clicks outside the time picker,
>> the user tabs or presses enter while the time picker is open, OR
>> the user clicks on or selects (e.g. with the keyboard) something in  
>> Hour, Minutes, and AM/PM if a 12-hour picker, or Hour and Minutes  
>> if a 24-hour picker
>> We will put 'Noon' above the text field for 12:00pm and 'Midnight  
>> (start of day)' above the text field for 12:00am. The idea is to  
>> prevent errors with users not realizing that midnight is actually  
>> considered the start of the day instead of the end. There is also a  
>> slight amount of ambiguity between midnight and noon, which this  
>> will also resolve. (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-hour_clock)
>> When there is an interactive prototype (or early version of the  
>> component) available, we'd like to recommend testing:
>> whether the tabs of the combined/tabbed Date-Time picker are  
>> confusing. If so, we may want to consider other design solutions  
>> for a combined Date-Time field.
>> whether users have problems figuring out how to close the time  
>> picker, especially if they are only selecting or changing one or  
>> two of the three options. We could test this by asking them to  
>> change a time from 4pm to 5pm, for instance. If this causes  
>> confusion, we may want to consider putting the close button back.
>> whether there is a way to provide an accelerator to users of the  
>> Time Picker so they can only click one or two things and it will  
>> close (E.g. if values for Hour and AM/PM are selected, in any  
>> order, but not Minutes). At this point we don't feel we have enough  
>> information to do this and be sure it wouldn't be severely jarring  
>> for some users, so we're erring on the side of caution.
>> what a user does when they are asked to make an assignment due at  
>> 'the very end of the day.' Do they enter 11:59pm or midnight? Do  
>> they enter midnight on the *correct* day? If not, we may want to  
>> consider adding a message which is displayed the first time someone  
>> selects midnight, letting them know this will actually be the  
>> beginning of the selected day.
>>
>> Thanks again!
>> Allison & Erin
>>
>> On Jan 27, 2009, at 10:55 AM, Daphne Ogle wrote:
>>
>>> We'll also be reviewing the Uploader Design Pattern that Paul has  
>>> been iterating on.
>>>
>>> http://osdpl.fluidproject.org/content/file-upload
>>>
>>> See you in a few,
>>>
>>> -Daphne
>>>
>>> On Jan 26, 2009, at 11:32 PM, Allison Bloodworth wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>
>>>> We have made some changes to the date and time picker designs  
>>>> based on our second round of paper prototyping user testing  
>>>> results (http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Paper+Prototype+User+Testing+-+Round+2+Results?focusedCommentId=5898252#comment-5898252 
>>>> ).
>>>>
>>>> We will be discussing the (near) final designs tomorrow at the  
>>>> Fluid Design Team meeting, at 11am PST/2pm EST on Breeze (http://connect.yorku.ca/fluidwork 
>>>> ). As always, anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, and if  
>>>> you will be there, it would be great if you could take a quick  
>>>> look at these storyboards first:
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Storyboard+-+Date+and+Time+Separate+Fields+with+Defaults 
>>>>  - expect a few more notes tomorrow AM on what is happening in  
>>>> the later storyboards
>>>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Storyboard+-+Date+and+Time+Combined+Field 
>>>>  - Erin will be working on this Tues AM so changes may be made up  
>>>> to 10am PST/1pm EST
>>>>
>>>> Developers especially may also be interested in checking out our  
>>>> storycards, which we are still actively iterating on. The Date  
>>>> Picker storycards are a bit more complete than time picker at  
>>>> this point.
>>>>
>>>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Date+Picker+Storycards
>>>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/Time+Picker+Storycards
>>>>
>>>> We'd love to hear any feedback folks have on these deliverables.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> Allison & Erin
>>>>
>>>> Allison Bloodworth
>>>> Senior User Interaction Designer
>>>> Educational Technology Services
>>>> University of California, Berkeley
>>>> (415) 377-8243
>>>> abloodworth at berkeley.edu
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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>>> Daphne Ogle
>>> Senior Interaction Designer
>>> University of California, Berkeley
>>> Educational Technology Services
>>> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Allison Bloodworth
>> Senior User Interaction Designer
>> Educational Technology Services
>> University of California, Berkeley
>> (415) 377-8243
>> abloodworth at berkeley.edu
>>
>>
>>
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> Daphne Ogle
> Senior Interaction Designer
> University of California, Berkeley
> Educational Technology Services
> daphne at media.berkeley.edu
> cell (510)847-0308
>
>
>

Allison Bloodworth
Senior User Interaction Designer
Educational Technology Services
University of California, Berkeley
(415) 377-8243
abloodworth at berkeley.edu




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