Calendar Strip

A Calendar Strip is a continuous calendar for operating with dates.

·         The time is presented as a continuum of dates split into weeks and months.

·         Current date (today) is visualized.

·         The selected dates are highlighted.

·         The user can change the selection by clicking the dates or directly manipulating the selection rectangle.

Calendar Strip is typically an overview of a larger calendar in a Overview beside Detail structure. Especially if multiple dates can be selected, it is often accompanied with a Schedule, which acts as the detail view.

Example 1: Calendar scroll bar [Laakso00]

Example 2: Drop-down calendar [Laakso03]



Laakso S.A., Laakso K.-P., Saura A.,
Improved Scroll Bars.
CHI 2000 Conf. Proc., Extended Abstracts, ACM, New York, 2000, p. 97-98.


Laakso S.A.,
User Interfaces (Käyttöliittymät).
Lecture notes of the User Interfaces and Usability course, Haaga Institute Polytechnic, Helsinki, 2003.



Updated 21.07.2003 / Sari A. Laakso, email