Just a small part of a larger final project for the University of the Arts, Masters of Industrial Design: Cognitive Science of Interaction Design, class. Shown here is an interactive example of how selecting free times (both of time and day) would function.
The vertical + adds the next day in corresponding order. The horizontal + would let the user add an additional time. A null could be added to the time-select to designate no free time of said day. And the X removes any day/time added.
So what exactly is going on here? We'll by introducing cognitive sensory gating and reduced systems granularity we bring about a reduced cognitive load on the user. This is accomplished by only showing the absolute necessary information to facilitate an epistemic action to bring about the desired pragmatic action. By changing the nature of the task, in this case a detailed calendar or spreadsheet into a limited display of information, we bring about better user cognition.
// This demonstration is scripted in HTML5 & CSS 3. Source code to be posted @ twitter.com/geekymoore.