Hi @Chris_Sylvester, @Paul_Hoogeveen, and all our wonderful members on this thread I wanted to chime in to build off @Marie’s points and to speak to the reasoning behind these changes.
Let me start again by saying thank you for taking the time to write up this feedback and continuing to provide your thoughts on this thread. Having an active Community is super helpful to us as we build Asana and we appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us! We apologize that this change has been frustrating and difficult to get used to.
Regarding the changes, we set out to update our task pane to make it very clear for everyone using Asana what the task is, who it’s assigned to, when it’s due, and how to complete the task. We also know that many first time users of Asana are very confused about how to actually complete a task. Since completing tasks is core to successfully using Asana, we wanted to be sure it was crystal clear how to complete work and keep projects moving forward. From testing this change, we’ve seen that for many users, especially newer users, having the complete task button clearer and more prominent makes it easier for them to understand how to use Asana.
As we set about making the complete task button and top line task information more prominent, we also made some other changes to the task pane to make task details more prominent, since we’ve gotten feedback that many users want to get to the heart of the task content as quickly as possible. This means that the task’s project information is shown under the description. We definitely hear you that this can get annoying to scroll through a large description to get to the project info and will continue to keep and eye on this feedback to help inform future updates to our task pane.
Because people can use Asana for so many different types of work, we often rely on feedback and product usage data to guide decisions like this one. Our hope in using data to make this decision is to make this work for as many users as possible, but we do apologize for any frustration this caused. Our team will continue to work on updating our task pane to make it easy for Asana users to work out of, and will keep all of this feedback in mind as we do!