In the following article different ActivityView layouts will be presented.
Each layout displays a set of information in a slightly different manner, just as individual views fit some scenarios better than the others. Be aware that some information can be set up to be hidden by the ActivityView configuration, thus make sure to choose the right configuration to fit your needs.
In each configuration, a number of calendars need to be selected to be shown on the ActivityView. In the following layout examples, two layouts only show calendars with activities, and other two display each calendar with their respected activities throughout the day.
The compact and extended list layouts display only the calendars with activities throughout the day. This means that even though the chosen configuration for your ActivityView is connected to five calendars, it might only show one calendar that day, or until another calendar is occupied with an activity. The purpose of these layouts is to display current activities within the building or department. This way the focus stays on the activities, the agenda for the day and not the calendars specifically.
The availability list and tile layouts, on the other hand, focus on displaying the activities of specific calendars. This means that all chosen calendars will be displayed on the ActivityView. The purpose of these layouts is to show availability and the agenda for the day of the calendar.
This layout primarily puts the focus on the activities throughout the day in a chronological order. As this layout displays the time, subject, location and the organizer of the activity, this layout is suitable to use when there are many activities in the building. External visitors showing up to an event in your building would benefit from this overview to be directed to the place they need to go.
This layout is a variation of the compact layout. Extended layout possesses the same content of the information as the compact layout, however, in a less condensed manner. For optimal usage, his layout is suitable for less than 6 activities per day, or less than 12 activities if the rotation fix is enabled.
Availability tile layout
This layout is mostly used for internal use among employees. In this layout individual calendar is represented on a single tile. On one ActivityView there can be up to 8 tiles (7 if you choose to show time and date). This layout can be used both for room and people calendars.
To represent availability and occupation of the calendar, the tiles change colour to bright red, and go back to the available state of white tiles, when the activity is over.
When the viewer's focus is on the meeting room calendars, this layout quickly gives an overview of:
- Rooms that are occupied at that particular moment
- Rooms that are available
- The name of the activity in the room
- A time when the occupied rooms will be released
- The following activities in the room
- The activity organizer
This focus is useful when someone needs a room for a spontaneous meeting. The person can quickly scan the view to detect available rooms. In addition to that, at the bottom of the tile, the closest following activity in the room is displayed. This quickly indicates that the room is available until a certain time, and by giving this information, the view facilitates more accurate planning of activities at a glance.
When the view focuses in on the people calendars, this layout quickly gives an overview of:
- People that are occupied at that particular moment
- People that are available
- The name of the activity the person is occupied with
- A time when the person will be available
- The following activities people have
This view is helpful to display the status of a specific person, together with their approximate location.
Availability list layout
This layout is based on a similar principle as availability tile layout. The advantage of this layout is that it can represent all activities per calendar at once, giving a clear overview of the activities throughout the day for that calendar. This layout can be used as a mix of people and room calendars because when the number of calendars presented exceeds the dimensions of the screen, an automatic scroll is enabled. Thus, the list of calendars can expand as needed.
In this layout, available status is visually represented with a green color sidebar to the right of the calendar, whereas the occupied status is represented by a red color sidebar.