[Design] Negotiation and Scheduling
cubranic at cs.ubc.ca
Tue Dec 6 20:35:29 PST 2005
Mimi Yin wrote:
> Below is just one proposal for how we might improve the negotiation
> process for scheduling. Cutting down noise in negotiation, while
> providing a flexible framework for important discussion that's easy to
> keep track of.
I love the fuzzy time frame workflow. This would leave Outlook eating
dust big time.
I have a feeling the user experience for crafting a response to an
invitation will be the real challenge to design, precisely because of
the kinds of situations like "Joyce said any time Wednesday was good for
her, but didn't explicitly say Tuesday wasn't an option". Giving too
many options for ranking or an elaborate UI to express preferences would
make it a real pain to use. Maybe if a user only makes say three top
choices, and then the response "behind the scenes" includes other
possible times that would still work for the user, it would be easier to
go into subsequent rounds of negotiation once the first round failed.
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