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Designing Timeline: Lessons Learned From Our Journey Beyond Gantt Charts

Exploring the pain points

Someone’s calendar in Asana. Describing how they print their calendar and draws in length of time.
Someone using Excel to map out their longterm timeline
Fluid layout
First draft of tasks on Timeline with different durations
Mapping out all task scenarios

The power of prototypes

Example of Timeline interacting with tasks

Making Trade-offs

Examples of how Timeline could categorize work
Making sure that the UI is easy to use

Looking back

1. Keep listening

2. Prototyping is worth it

3. Make calculated trade-offs





Stories and lessons learned from the Asana Design team

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