This guide contains all the Date and Time Input
design guidelines (mandatory and recommended)
accompanied by example diagrams to illustrate their application. Although offered
as a quick reference to already familiar guidance, you may also find this guide
useful for exploring areas of the guidance that are new to you.
Remember that this guide is not a replacement for the definitive version which
includes further usage examples (showing both correct and incorrect application)
and details the rationale behind the guidance.
Purpose of this Guidance
The entry of date and time information is a fundamental function within
clinical and administrative processes. Therefore, healthcare professionals
should have a clear mechanism for entry of an accurate date or time value,
and be assisted to disambiguate entries when necessary.
The basic date input control should comprise:
- A free text input area
- A calendar control
- A default input, dependent on the context in which the control is used
- A facility to disambiguate the date entered
Elements of a basic date input control
This version of the Date and Time Display guide is based on the following full
Design Guidance - Date and Time Input (v184.108.40.206) - PDF