Whether you’re a freelance graphic designer, a creative design agency or a print shop; you’ve probably become accustom to using images, space and color to communicate messages and solve problems for clients. But have you considered applying the use of visuals for handling your own work and productivity?
Aside from the fact that color and images add an element of fun and enjoyment to managing your tasks, they can also enhance memory, organization and creativity while you work. That’s why at Ayoa we’re turning traditional task management systems on their heads by transforming a to-do ‘list’ into different visual formats – such as an engaging, colorful and shapely dashboard.
Previously, we spoke to Allie Larsen, Graphic Designer at creative agency Draft Design House, to learn more about how DropTask [Ayoa] is used within the business and how you could get started with using DropTask [Ayoa] for your own work…
1. Take DropTask [Ayoa] with you
What sold us the most when implementing DropTask [Ayoa] as our tool of choice was the mobile phone apps. We are a very small agency that is always on the move, so we can’t be at the mercy of a program that is only accessible from the computers that are sitting on our desks at the office. Having the ability to access it everywhere we go takes DropTask [Ayoa] to a whole new level.
2. Establish what works for you
“Every personality in our office is different, and with that means different preferences and ways of learning. The fact that DropTask [Ayoa] provides multiple ways to view tasks – whether it’s in a list for the analytical minds or in the visual view for the creative minds, helps us to be more productive and stay on schedule.”
3. Keep communicating
The @name feature in the comments section proves very handy. Having the ability to tag another individual within a project is extremely useful as you’re able to get your questions answered in a much more timely fashion. Not only that, but it lets that person know that something is being directed at them, which then provides a better opportunity of getting the task completed.
4. Make it fun
We almost think of DropTask [Ayoa] as a game at times, where you need to pop ‘ all of the bubbles – which often gives us just enough of a boost to work faster to get the job done!”
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