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We recently updated our details pane for cards in Boards and activities/milestones in Plan tool. The improvements suggestions will be looked at when we continue to do enhancements to our service.

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Hi Takayuki!
Thanks for your input! Could you please give me more concrete examples of which one it is that you find confusing? It is easier to discuss with the designers if we have something more concrete to look at. If you refer to the cards we will be making an update there which will replace the horizontal menu of icons (assignee, labels, due date, check lists etc) and instead have vertical menu where you will get icon and explanation text next to each other. Look forward to hear from you.
Best regards
Silvija

Hi team,

I'm attaching a few examples I felts unintuitive and replacement with text helps.

(1)

I wonder how much fraction of users can figure out what this pictogram does when clicked.
As a developer or a customer support person, do you happen to know what this button does?

The answer is "Add new or existing activities to the board" as stated in the pop-up (mouse over) help.
If you ever need to show what is this in the pop-up help, don't you feel it makes more sense / more
intuitive to just show "Add" as text instead of the pictogram?

(2)
The same applies to the following pictograms. What do these mean? I do not know unfortunately.
Are these standardized symbols for modern software?

(3)
Some of the followings (calendar and clips) should be okay for many people as these are
widely used in other applications as well. What the second and the forth from the left?

I know there is pop-up help explains what these buttons do, but wait, why not showing
functions/behaviors in text? Every time I got confused what these buttons do, am I supposed
to mouse-over and see the pop-up help?

These are just selected examples. I feel a lot of pictograms used in Project Place are not
intuitive (at least for me), and would like to see text buttons instead of ambiguous pictograms.
This is the background of my comment.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Cheers,
Takayuki Yuasa

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Hi.

I replied to the notification email but your system unfortunately deleted inline attachments before putting to the message the discussion thread.

Is there any way to share screenshots?

Right now you are not logged in so please do that first in Ideas. Then you add a comment in Ideas and when you do that you have the possibility click on "Add a file" below the comment field. Hope this helps!
Best regards
Silvija

Now it works, thank you Takayuki! I can directly now say that nr 3 will be fixed very soon so that you will be able to see icons with more instructional text. For the rest of the comments we will have to bring this up for discussion with our designers. Thanks once again for your time and feedback! It is very much appreciated!
Best regards
Silvija

Hi Silvija,

I can directly now say that nr 3 will be fixed very soon so that you will be able to see icons with more instructional text.

Aha, this is awesome.

I hope your designers will be taking above questions seriously, and am looking forward to seeing more easy-to-recognize UI with text buttons will be available soon (even if it is an option, not default, I'm perfectly happy).

Thanks for taking time to reading this request.

Cheers,

We recently updated our details pane for cards in Boards and activities/milestones in Plan tool. The improvements suggestions will be looked at when we continue to do enhancements to our service.

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