TaskQ

A shared action list to communicate & work efficiently.

TaskQ

A shared action list to communicate & work efficiently.

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Overview

You will say another to-do list app, I know I know! But this is one of the most interesting projects for me. This project is the outcome of an online class I took ‘Shape/Build: Intro to Product Design’. The course was hosted by instructors Jasmine Friedl & Tanner Christensen who work as Product Designer at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative & Facebook respectively. I learned a lot from this class and this project is an outcome of my learning.

Overview

You will say another to-do list app, I know I know! But this is one of the most interesting projects for me. This project is the outcome of an online class I took ‘Shape/Build: Intro to Product Design’. The course was hosted by instructors Jasmine Friedl & Tanner Christensen who work as Product Designer at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative & Facebook respectively. I learned a lot from this class and this project is an outcome of my learning.

My Role

This is an individual project where I did user research, product thinking, interaction design, visual design and tested the prototype. However, I received feedback from 7 other designers with unique background on which I iterated consistently.

My Role

This is an individual project where I did user research, product thinking, interaction design, visual design and tested the prototype. However, I received feedback from 7 other designers with unique background on which I iterated consistently.

Timeline

Oct 9 - Nov 13

Timeline

Oct 9 - Nov 13

The Problem

How might we enable people to create, share, prioritize and communicate task list more efficiently?

When you are working on a lot of projects with different teams you have to attend a lot of meetings and work on many different tasks with a deadline. You assign some tasks to others and suddenly that sublime text file you are maintaining for todo list becomes cumbersome to manage.

Is there any efficient way?

 

User Interviews & Insights

I interviewed 4 people in work setting to get to know more about how they currently share their task list of each project with their respective team members. They either shared it using WhatsApp, in meetings, or Slack.

“I use different apps for sharing tasks with different teams”

Design Goals

Progress tracking and follow up
People mentioned that they don’t like the direct follow up as it feels like micromanaging, but if I have assigned a task to someone I’d surley like a status update of the task.

Communication
Sometimes the task is not communicated properly and people end up clearing things over different channels such as emails, slack, whatsapp, etc. Is there an efficient way to consolidate all this at one place?

Reminders
People use Google Calendar or iCloud Calendar to place a reminder of the deadline of a task if it’s far in the future.

Journey Map

Below was the journey map of the people who worked with different teams on different projects. Mostly divided into three parts, task setup, the task is in progress or the task complete. Blue boxes show where are the tech opportunities in the journey of the users where we can make their life more convenient.

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Sitemap

Based on the tech opportunities in the journey map of the user, I progressed towards designing a sitemap which gave me clarity towards sketching the early prototypes.

Sitemap

Low-Fi Prototypes

Addressing opportunities became quite easier once the sitemap was laid out. Below or few idea explorations I did for going forward. Sketching out screens always helps in thinking through the solution, every component of the screen makes you ask is this really needed to solve the problem?

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Want more?

Coming soon, I promise. This project is still under design phase as the class is still going on. Please keep checking this page. You can always reach out to me at joshi.pushkar@hotmail.com