How to enter a time of day

Marty Knapp martyknapp at comcast.net
Mon Feb 22 11:40:04 EST 2010


Very cool Scott!

Marty Knapp
> Recently, Peter Haworth wrote:
>
>   
>> I have a need for users to enter a start and end time of an event and
>> I'm  trying to come up with a graphical way for them to do that to
>> ensure that the time is in the correct format.
>>
>> What appeals to me the most is to use some sort of slider that would
>> increment/decrement the time of day in 15 minute intervals.  I was
>> hoping the rev slider control would be the answer to it but it only
>> seems to deal with whole numbers on its scale, haven't been able to
>> figure out how to deal with time-based numbers.
>>
>> Any recommendations on how to set about implementing this?
>>     
>
> This was a good interface challenge...
>
> Instead of using a standard slider, I think a dual slider would be a good
> solution (but this might depend on the actual time constraints of your
> "day").  Can't do this kind of thing with a stock slider however (you'd need
> two separate sliders).
>
> It also occurred to me that mini-calendars are the current de-facto standard
> for entering dates in forms, so how about a clock face for time entry?
>
> I posted an example online that shows both time entry options (don't ask me
> to explain the math).  Execute the following in your Rev message box:
>
>  go url "http://www.tactilemedia.com/download/timesettings.rev"
>
> Each set of controls relies on the behavior script that is present on the
> right side of the stack.
>
> Maybe one of these could work.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
>
>
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