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  • HOLY Calendars An exploration by @emzosmizoSunday, March 25, 12
  • Calendars Schedule Based Event Based Project BasedSunday, March 25, 12
  • iCal Schedule BasedMade by Apple, and therefore looks very nice on your Apple devices. Pro Desktop syncs with mobile Many alert time options Easy to invite individuals Good view options: Day, Week, Month, Year, List Relatively clean design Option to create reoccurring events Easy to see other attendees Can attach URL Can attach notes Can share calendars Can subscribe to fun public calendars like moon phases Can create groups (but its confusing) Can import from Entourage Smooth animations Con Not web based, can’t access anywhere No alert style options Cannot attach files Mobile functionality is very limited compared to desktop functionality Not compatible with most other calendarsSunday, March 25, 12 View slide
  • gCal Schedule Based Made by Google, and therefore is all over the place, all the time, and you need it. Pro Web based, can access from anywhere Desktop syncs with mobile (if you have android or download the appropriate app) Many alert time options Easy to invite individuals Good view options: Day, Week, Month, Agenda Relatively clean design Option to create reoccurring events Easy to see other attendees Can attach a location Can attach notes Can share calendars Can attach files Con No alert style options Not compatible with most other calendars No desktop client (if that’s a con)Sunday, March 25, 12 View slide
  • Lotus Notes Schedule Based Get a new job or kill yourself. Pro Everyone at work uses it You are able to do everything you need to (If you can find it) Con Web version is limited Constant technical failsSunday, March 25, 12
  • Entourage Schedule BasedConsider getting a new job or killing yourself,but hesitate - at least it’s compatible with iCal. Pro Everyone at work uses it You are able to do everything you need to (If you can find it) Compatible with iCal Better than Lotus Notes Con Uninspired design Uninspired interactionsSunday, March 25, 12
  • Basecamp Schedule Based Clean. Very well developed. Almost usable, if everyone used it. Pro Clean design Clean interactions You can do almost everything you need to do You can discuss the event Integrated within a project management platform Friendly & organized tone Con No notifications / alerts No native date & time selection Doesn’t sync to any other calendarsSunday, March 25, 12
  • facebook Event BasedGood reference - all the details are where you are! Attendees & RSVPs mean nothing. Pro Clean design Clean interactions Super easy to share with anyone and everyone Easy to access details like time and location of events Con It’s too sharable, no exclusivity around eventsSunday, March 25, 12
  • EventBrite Event Based Tickets delivered and accessed via web. Finally!!! Pro Amazingly seamless sign up and ticketing process for ticketed events Con Not for anything besides ticketed eventsSunday, March 25, 12
  • Pivotal Tracker Project Based OMG we have so much work to do! But it’s digestible. Pro Best project management tool for agile process Con Not for anything besides agile processSunday, March 25, 12
  • Trello Project BasedTasks are as actionable in this new system that everyone has to learn in order to use. Pro The most collaborative to-do list tool available Clean design Clean interactions (drag & drop!) You can easily: assign, archive, set deadlines, label and move things Can add comments Can attach files Con Not for anything besides shared to-do lists Everyone has to adopt it in order for it to work It is another channel to check Notifications are only via emailSunday, March 25, 12
  • Basecamp Project Based Clean. Less usable than Text Edit. Pro It’s a shared to do list where there once was no such thing. Can assign things Can set deadlines Clean design Clean interactions Sortable by assignment and deadline Con Cannot comment Cannot attach files Inflexible layout - all you can do is check items off The assignments and deadlines aren’t visible in the shared spaceSunday, March 25, 12
  • Behance: Action Method Project BasedSoftware that works exactly like your brain, if you are a producer. Pro It was made by cognitive scientists Clean design, but not too clean It’s a cult It’s really good for organize chaotic projects like building a website Syncs across devices Con It’s the ipad of to-do lists - a really nice to have but you can live without it Everyone has to buy into the system in order for it to work You have to learn how to use it; Low barrier, but nonethelessSunday, March 25, 12
  • CONCLUSIONS The Calendar Approach Traditional calendar clients need to adopt cutting edge interactions Too many options causes information glaze Compatibility & syncing is a primary consideration Task oriented calendars have the opportunity to overtake traditional schedulers Surface contextual information - maps, files, links Get sharable, get social We will always need to know when everyone’s birthdays areSunday, March 25, 12