For this update, we wanted to share a little bit about what’s been happening behind the scenes with the team features. The features are currently in the usability testing phase. That means we recruited a group of users that were already utilizing Workflowy in a team setting and have been testing out the new features with their teams.
Our product team has been meeting with these users to gather feedback and to analyze several aspects of the features. In other words, this is where the rubber meets the road. It’s where we find out if our solution will actually work for the issues we set out to solve. This is where a lot of tweaking and polishing usually happens.
So far we’ve have some very positive feedback from the test users and come up with tweaks to improve some slight issues we detected.
One tweak that stands out is the color-coding of the changes based on the type of change. Initially, we had highlighted these with a single color and used labels with icons to indicate the type of change (completed, created, edited, moved).
This worked fine as it was, but after using it for some time and after discussing it internally, we opted to use the same color scheme we use in the daily update email.
First, it makes the color-coding consistent across the app and the email notifications. And secondly, it makes distinguishing what type of change has happened much easier when you’re scanning the updates. At a glance, you can tell if the items were added, moved, created, etc. without having to stop and look for the label.
That’s just one change that’s been made as we user-test and tweak the updates feature. In the next update, we’ll share some more details about the feature as it gets closer to the final version.
That’s all for now, see you in the next update.
– The Workflowy Team 🇺🇦