[Design] [D/f] Bug 4610: preview area
Katie Capps Parlante
capps at osafoundation.org
Tue Mar 7 17:41:39 PST 2006
I've been using Chandler for about a month now, I like having the
preview pane always display events for "today".
One common use case for me is to bring the calendar to the fore just for
a second to look at what my schedule looks like today. I like being able
to look in one corner of the screen, to be able to rely on that showing
me today's events, regardless of the state I left the app in the last
time I used it.
At PyCon, I really noticed when that list didn't have all of "my" events
for the day in it (a bug). That feature alone (the preview pane) is
motivation enough for me to be particular about which collections I mark
I don't think I would find it that useful for the preview pane to
reflect the currently selected day -- I can find that info easily enough
by browsing around the big calendar view.
Mimi Yin wrote:
> I'm forwarding this bug to the design list for more discussion as I'm
> not sure what the right thing to do interaction-wise is.
> A bit of context: The preview pane above the mini-calendar was designed
> to provide users with an easy way to browse the contents of their
> calendar from the All, Mail and Task app areas without actually needing
> to switch context and go to the calendar app.
> In the All, Mail, and Task app areas, the mini-calendar selection is
> always stuck on "day-mode". The preview pane displays a list of events
> for whatever day is selected in the mini-calendar.
> In the Calendar app area, it was less clear what the right behavior
> should be:
> + One issue is, when the mini-calendar is in week-mode because the main
> calendar is in week mode, what should the preview pane display?
> ++ The events for the entire week starting on Sunday? That didn't seem
> too useful.
> ++ Create a sub-selection that is a particular day within the week?
> Visually that's challenging as we already have a lot going on in the
> mini-calendar with the busy-bars.
> + I also wasn't sure how useful it was to see a list of events for a
> selected day given that you can already see them on the main calendar.
> (The preview pane only displays events on your "My calendar" collection.)
> + It also seemed like it might be useful to persist a list of Today's
> events for people, so that no matter where you browse in the calendar,
> you can always see a list of your appointments for Today.
> Is that feature useful to anyone? When people are browsing around on
> their calendar (say iCal or Outlook), how often do you switch back to
> Today in order to see what your next meeting is?
> Begin forwarded message:
>> *From: *bugzilla-daemon at osafoundation.org
>> <mailto:bugzilla-daemon at osafoundation.org>
>> *Date: *February 6, 2006 2:48:32 PM PST
>> *To: *mimi at osafoundation.org <mailto:mimi at osafoundation.org>
>> *Subject: **[Bug 4610] preview area doesn't show events for a selected
>> day in the day view*
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