[Design] [cosmo][proposal][Bug 8398][Bug 6199] time zone drop
down list on event details is confusing
br at osafoundation.org
Sun Apr 29 18:05:08 PDT 2007
I still need more clarification on that proposal before I can weigh
in. The general direction is good, but a could use some more detail
(see my previous email)
On Apr 27, 2007, at 11:26 AM, Sheila Mooney wrote:
> I vote for proposal #2. Two drop down lists just seems a bit
> confusing to me and it seems to me that it makes sense to make it
> That being said, I think it's acceptable to stick with what we have
> for Preview if any of this is complicated to fix. I don't think it
> blocks basic usage. People can basically use it and most people
> using the time zone feature heavily kind of know what they are
> doing - can figure it out. After Preview we might get some wider
> feedback from those heavy time zone users that will help us
> determine the right tweaks to make both on the web ui and the
> desktop side.
> On Apr 17, 2007, at 10:48 AM, Priscilla Chung wrote:
>> Moving this to the design list for discussion.
>> Dogfood feedback: https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?
>> *Two issues:*
>> 1. Sean found time zone to be confusing. User does not think (of
>> time zones) in terms of only cities, but also the time zone. ie.
>> city in Chicago may be in Central or Eastern. There is an extra
>> step which the user needs to translate the city to the respective
>> time zone. Recommend to add the city location and the respected
>> time zone in the drop down list. ie. San Francisco, PST etc.
>> 2. JenB found it confusing that you can pick America and 'none' in
>> the second drop
>> down list. 'What does 'none' mean?'
>> *First Proposal*
>> The convention of eastern, central, mountain and pacific time
>> zones are more conventionally understood then time zones by city
>> names. From Sean's example, people living in Chicago would know
>> they are in Central time, but they may not know the time zone in
>> certain parts of Indiana.
>> Is it possible to include the time zone abbreviations (EST, PST,
>> etc.) in the drop down list? This is in addition to the region/
>> city names? Specific the regions in the United States, it may be
>> listed starting from eastern to pacific time for example:
>> EST Boston
>> EST New York
>> EST Washington DC
>> CST Chicago
>> CST Dallas
>> MST Denver
>> MST Tuscon
>> PST Los Angeles
>> PST San Francisco
>> PST Seattle
>> I know that there is both standard and daylight, is it possible to
>> change the list depending on time of year? The more relevant
>> question is if the web app will support daylight savings time?
>> *Second Proposal*
>> Similar to the desktop, provide one drop down list for the user to
>> choose from. In this drop down list, the region, cities and
>> abbreviations are combined.
>> For example:
>> | Pacific/ Honolulu | V |
>> | America/Anchorage |
>> | America/Los Angeles |
>> | America/New York |
>> | Floating |
>> | More… |
>> When the user selects 'More…' it will bring up the 'Setting
>> dialog' and default to the 'General' tab. This is under the
>> assumption that a 'Time zone' section will be implemented in the
>> 'Settings dialog'.
>> The time zone section in the 'Settings dialog' allows users to
>> turn time zone on/off. The drop down list in the settings dialog
>> is identical to the time zone picker. (The drop down list above
>> the calendar canvas.)
>> Ideally, a shorter list (need to review what is the short list on
>> the desktop) would be displayed in the drop down list and a check
>> box would allow the user to select from a 'full list' of time
>> zones. See mock up: http://wiki.osafoundation.org/pub/Journal/
>> The time zone section in the 'Settings dialog' is filed as bug:
>> Thanks, -Priscilla
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