[Design] [Cosmo][Proposal] Time-zone on Cosmo UI
br at osafoundation.org
Tue Dec 5 14:03:24 PST 2006
On Dec 5, 2006, at 1:41 PM, Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> Which is worse?
> 1) having to reset the timezone 100% of time with an annoying alert
What if the alert wasn't annoying? What if it was just a little
notice at the top of the screen that's not modal, that the user
doesn't have to click out of.- "Note: This calendar uses timezones -
sign up for an account for full access" or something.
> 2) the possibility you might have to reset the timezone some of
> the time.
> A CC could change their view of the ecalendar.
3) The calendar creator changed their timezone, and now stuff is in a
different place than it was the last time the CC looked, and the CC
is three hours early/late for their appointments?
I think 3)'s the worst frankly.
I think anything other than floating timezones for CC's is dangerous,
unless we assign timezones to collections, which might be the
solution, but carries with it a bunch of workflow and UI which we
haven't planned for.
> Bobby Rullo wrote:
>>> What if any user signs up for a Cosmo account, they have to pick
>>> a working time-zone as part of sign up. This includes signing up
>>> for a Cosmo account for Chandler too. This would mean all Cosmo
>>> accounts would have a working time-zone. When a Casual
>>> Collaborator user without a Cosmo account clicks on a URL/ticket,
>>> the working time-zone used is from the Chandler user's Cosmo
>>> account to set the default time-zone on the calendar canvas. If
>>> an account is in floating time-zone, give it a working time-zone
>>> so it's still possible to figure out where to put individual
>>> events with time-zones.
>> The problem with this is that when the user who created the
>> calendar changes their account's timezone, everyone all of a
>> sudden sees something different.
>> For example, I create a collection while my timezone is set to PST
>> for my Cosmo workmates to share, some of who don't want a Cosmo
>> account. Then I go to NY to work there a while and switch my
>> timezone to EST and all the CC's viewing the calendar see all the
>> events in NY time.
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