We work in architectural design. Our team reviews a ton of visual materials from design work to marketing graphics such a 3D renderings.
We find the ability to request review through Asana extremely helpful in organizing content for review and assigning reviewers, notifying of requested changes, and clearly signaling approval.
We find the “Add Feedback” tool extremely useful in the way that it creates a clear list of comments that need to be addressed. The simple task list as a result helps ensure the comments get completed before work is returned for approval
However, we find that the ability to only add written comments limiting. We often need to communicate in visual ways by drawing diagrammatic feedback.
Adding Drawing Mark-Up tools to the Feedback tool in Asana would be a huge time saver and would add additional capability to communicate clearly.
A great example of a simple tool that has been invaluable for us to communicate in these times is the Annotation tool on Zoom which provides several simple drawing tools: Freehand line, Straight Line, Rectangles & Circles (open and filled), and some adjustment color and line weight.
Our current work-arounds are:
- Don’t use Asana for reviews of this nature. We do the review in Bluebeam and attach the PDF with mark-ups to the main task. This leaves no useful subtask comment trail.
- In Asana, screenshot the image from the review page, paste into a blank Bluebeam document, add mark-ups, screenshot the mark-ups on the image, and finally paste the screenshot with mark-ups back into the Feedback Subtask (which thankfully automatically attaches itself to the task as a file). You can see how this multi-step process is not ideal, especially when reviewing many pages of content.
Thank you for your consideration!