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Utilising screen space effectively


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Hi @Vazgen Babayan , One thing I've been thinking since our last session, is that I should emphasise how important it is to make the most of the screen space as possible. I did make that comment about the height of the task and project boxes but wanted to elaborate further. When using simple mock-ups with limited data it looks OK to have a bit of space, but in the real world we deal with huge numbers of projects and tasks. It is imortant not to unnecessarily introduce wasted blank space (and boxes which are fatter than they need to be). The more you can fit on one screen, the better context our users have so they can compare more tasks, and/or compare more users without scrolling. There is no user benefit to having big boxes everywhere....users have big screens and can deal with lots of detail on the screen. I wanted to emphasise this because there are other parts of Workfront where the trend seems to be moving to bigger fonts, bigger boxes and more white space (e.g. the new custom forms UI). It might look cool from a design perspective but from the perspective of the project/resource manager users who do the heavy lifting in the system it really seems like a dumbing down of the system and hurts user productivity. Regards, David Cornwell
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Thanks for the feedback, David! Agreed, effective utilization of vertical space is one of the key focus areas for us in the new Scheduler. One thing we need to keep in balance with that is to avoid the "blending" effect when the objects blend with each other and become harder to distinguish. We have already iterated on the designs you've seen and will post the updated version in this group along with a survey for participants. Thanks, Vazgen Babayan Product Manager Workfront