Just saw this “notice” today as well. First of all, why are we not simply adding said new features to the Home tab, but keeping the option for using the Dashboard as it stands?
There are thousands of users who use (and prefer!) the way the dashboard tab is setup, and the migration to the home tab does not give the same function or experience as what’s available in the Dashboard.
Secondly - addressing the idea of using the Recent Projects drop area as a “solution” to add frequently used projects is frankly pretty lame. First of all it states you cannot remove anything from the recent projects area/drop down (really? since that function already exists to remove recent items… we’re going to take that away?)… and further implies the remedy is to click around on multiple projects to reorder or repopulate that area… This is horrible horrible ux. The whole idea of optimization and this platform is to SAVE time. NOT ADD MORE TIME and clunkyness to the system.
I.E. - If you are part of a large organization or cross-team development, you often access projects that aren’t necessarily favorites or frequently/recently used by you, yet they are going to populate to this area as you access them, which completely jacks up the area if you’re using it as suggested by the new “feature”.
A person may have a list of 20+ projects in their favorite section, but then only need to actively track say 4 or 5 in the Dashboard area as “hot projects”… This philosophy of use isn’t successfully addressed or provided for under the Dec 1 changes. WTF seriously??
As a long time user of this platform, there have been a lot of great releases and features rolled out… This planned release is short sided and not counted among those good releases.
C’mon Asana - this idea falls short of the Asana reputation for excellent user experience, it is mioptic, and REDUCES functionality and useability, not to mention customization.
It’s like when Apple rolls out a new feature to it’s OS, and instead of simply leaving the previous functionality as a user activated option, they force-change it across the board and REMOVE the previous option leaving acclimated users scratching their heads and frustrated.
@Asana - Please reconsider leaving previous functionality in place for those users who still want to use and pay for this platform… otherwise our organization may be tempted to move to move to another product.
Apologies if this sounded like a rant - I mean these comments in the most constructive way possible to this release / idea, and they should be read and interpreted that way.