Hi all, John Lance here. You may remember me from such past blog postings as "We're Talk'in Time Zones!" and "Donnie Darko: Time Traveling Superhero or Our Next Notes Calendar Persona?" (teaser: And will Ted be replaced by Frank, the giant bunny rabbit?)
Moving right along...
Today we'll talk about some post Notes 8 designs, specifically around the week numbers. We've already talked about how week numbers might appear in the date picker. Today I want to focus on displaying the week numbers in the views themselves.
We're looking to take the current Notes 7 approach of having the footer at the base of the different views with the Day # # of days left etc. formats but we're thinking about a few tweaks that I figured I'd float by you all.
As a quick reminder, this is essentially what we are talking about:
A few variations we are considering:
1. Allow users to pick whether they see Days, Weeks, or Months in the footer regardless of the view (most likely off the little drop arrow you seen in the screen above). So, rather then always seeing Day # in the day view (which is what Notes 7 does) you would be able to see Weeks in the Day or Two Day view if you or your users wanted. Good idea/Bad idea?
1a. Assuming you and your users want to be able to switch between the different formats, what would be the default? Weeks in all views or Days in Day views, Weeks in Week views, and Months in Month views?
1b. If you want the default to be Weeks in all views, do you always want us to keep the footers in sync across the views? So if Samantha selects Weeks in the Day view, and navigates to the Two Day view, does she see Weeks or does she see Days?
2. Would you and your users like to be able to customize the countdown to be to something other then the end of the year? So rather then # of days left (until the end of the year) would you like # of days (until the end of the quarter).
Thanks in advance.
Designing the User Experience for Lotus Notes andSametime
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