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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:03:47 +0800
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Hi Jeff

If I've understood your problem correctly, I suggest hierarchical table/
grid as a design pattern solution to it. Here is a link to it:
http://download.oracle.com/tech/blaf/specs/hgrid.html

Hope this helps.

Regards
Abhay
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On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Muhammad Tahir <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi
>
> Just a thought, might help you.
>
> Probably the meds list can be extended as third dimension of the table. It
> means now the table will not be in two dimension but in three dimension
> (cube) and this third dimension will be the top surface of the cube.
> Thus all info (including meds sub-list) can be visualized (and further
> could be edited) in the form of a cube structure.
>
> Regards,
> Muhammad Tahir, PhD.
> Assistant Professor,
> KAU - KSA.
>
> On Oct 17, 2012 8:22 PM, "Jeff Johnson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > CHI-Web colleagues,
> >
> > I have a Web design problem and would like to know if there is a good
> solution.
> >
> > I'll use medicine as a domain to illustrate the problem (although
> medicine isn't the domain in which I am working):
> >
> > Assume a medical Web app has a page that lists patients.  Each patient
> has several attributes, so the list of patients is displayed as a table.
>  One attribute for each patient is meds the patient is taking.  That itself
> is a list of varying length.
> >
> > Problem 1: how to display the list of meds for each patient in the list
> of patients.
> > Problem 2: how to allow users to edit the list of meds for each patient,
> i.e., add/delete meds from the list.
> >
> > Ideas for solutions and pointers to sites that tackle this problem would
> be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.
> > UI Wizards, Inc.
> >
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