I have a mobile app interface with a list of dates and notes:
- Sep 5 – No longer contagious
- Sep 6 – Can return to school
- Sep 9 – Back to normal
Right now I am using an ellipsis to indicate a gap in days, or time passing between notes. The problem I’m seeing is that this is commonly used to indicate that the user can tap for “more” info, and users are trying to do this. I see problems with other icons as well:
- Clock: indicates time itself, not a span of time
- Hourglass: indicates waiting
What can I use to illustrate the passage of a few days time?
Something like this maybe?
the “Timer” icon may also reflect time span
Just the ideas…
By the way, I would not recommend to indicate the exact amount of time by the icon, like: 1h, 1d, 2d, etc. The graphics should only represent the meaning, like “passed time”.
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