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Re: Let's talk about sorting arrows


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 6:53 AM, Thorsten Wilms <t_w_@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> No matter which direction, it remains guesswork if A–Z maps to newer–older
> and to smaller–larger or if any pair has to be switched around.
> I will attach a mockup (that is old as the theme looks) with a possible
> solution for A–Z and smaller–larger. Also at:
> http://xtupload.com/image.php?id=C440_53071F51
> Back then I couldn't think of a clear solution for newer–older. A more
> recent date could be seen to be a *larger* value, or bars could represent
> the timespan from now back to the date.

I like this approach of using icons with meaning for each column.

For time, I would suggest trying with downward pointing diagonal
arrows, like ↘ and ↙.
The reasoning for this is that progressbars in videos have already
established the idea that "the past" is to the left, and "the future"
is to the right.
So, ↘ would mean that earlier in time results are on top, and ↙ will
mean that later in time results are on top.