In trying to establish consistency of interaction across multiple tabs on a large web application, I'm faced with creating heuristics about where to place actions for particular records. Certain grids have a large number of records where actions on multiple records at one time is probable; using a checkbox on the left with a multiple action button on the top makes sense.
I'm looking for some best practices or web examples for
comparison tables, much like a product comparisons. There
will be about 30 rows of data for comparison and the user
will decide how many things to compare. The best example of
the kind of table I'm looking for is at Wiki Matrix: http://www.wikimatrix.org/index.php
Has anyone read or discussed about design patterns for selecting and/or
interact a record row in a table or list? I'm working on a project that
a user needs to interact with single record (edit/view and delete) in a
table most of the time. However once we get into the discussion of
interaction consistency, it gets more complicated. I would like to know
if anyone has done any research in this area.
We can generally categorize the interaction into 3 types:
Case 1: A user needs to manipulate each record/row one at a time. The
action is limited to one thing (two at most) only.
Hello, I’m looking for some good practice on designing tables and lists for a corporate web site.
The challenge is how to simplify very long tables of articles (technical parts) with lots of parameters (columns).
I do have the Edward Tufte books and know that part of the story. But at this moment I’d rather study some real life examples available on the net. Anyone? Thanks!
I was wondering if anyone has seen an on or offline resource that presents
guidelines for vertical alignments of different content that people put in
tables (i.e. dates, currency, text, etc...). We are putting together a set
of standards for a client and didn't want to rediscover the wheel if it
Aside from Tufte, does anyone have any resources on chart/table design
that they wouldn't mind sharing? Looking for specific graphic design
guidelines more than guiding principles.
there is a book called the "information design desk reference" that
looks like it might be useful, but I cannot tell much about it from
poking around on the internet. "information visualization: perception
for design" also looks interesting.