We have a module in an application where users define time periods for different criteria that will be used later to filter some lists.
By default each criteria applies anytime. Its validity can be limited by both restricting the application time periods, and adding exclusion time periods. Already defined application and exclusion periods can be edited or deleted.
The current interface is as follow:
Users find difficult to understand the logic of "application" vs "exclusion" time periods, which I totally understand. I still don't find a solution to simplify the interface while keeping all the existing possibilities.
What can be done to improve users experience here?
Instead of placing action buttons at the bottom, place "Add" buttons in each section.
Applies: From 2019-01-01 to 2019-12-31 edit delete + Add
Except: From 2019-07-14 to 2019-08-15 edit delete + Add