UX Problem: Tumblr ‘Schedule Post’ Function

I find Tumblr’s schedule functionality really frustrating. You can schedule posts by using a relative date e.g. Next Tuesday, 10am (which is already inserted), or if you want to schedule a post for much further into the future, you can write 3 weeks Monday, 10am. I don’t think that this is a very intuitive method.

What is hard to tell from the above UI is that you can also schedule posts using the date format of MM/DD/YYYY Time. I only found this out by searching their help section.

 

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I’d be interested to know what their user testing shows about this design pattern and whether the date format is the one that people are expecting to see.

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