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Engagement and Adoption
KanBo feels natural and is suitable for adaptive or responsive work streams without forcing users to change how they would like to organize their work as a team.

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Drag, Drop, Move and Collapse all bits in KanBo

Don’t make me think – let me do stuff

Our design goal for KanBo has been to create positive experiences to users by enabling physical like experience in a digital world. KanBo uses its digital platform to provide joy in organizing, i.e. of your own work. It’s the smart mimic of physical interactions that make it so enjoyable and allows users to find their own system of organisation. It starts with cards that can be moved across lists or dragged & dropped on the timeline to set card’s due date. Inside of cards you can drag users to change responsibility or collapse and move elements like notes, to-do lists, etc in the right content panel. There is a gazillion of bits that can be dragged, moved or collapsed inside of KanBo and you will discover them while you are using KanBo every day.

Detail/Noise Levels in Notifications

How much information do you need?

Too many notifications can lead to a point on incapacity, it is when we human beings just give up. To tackle that problem, we have put a mechanism in place that gives the user control over what types of notification they want to receive and with what frequency.
KanBo provides several noise levels that can be personalized to match user’s preferences. Then they can be set individually by users on KanBo’s contextual follow areas like cards, lists, boards, users or entire board collections. As people are working, they are generating a lot of signals by their actions inside of KanBo, i.e. moving cards, completing tasks, etc. These signals are being delivered to other KanBo users that are following certain contextual areas, i.e. cards, etc., at exactly that Detail/Noise Level that they have set before allowing them to stay informed with just the adequate load of information they are comfortable with.

Board Chat

The conversation around the bigger picture

When you are working with your team inside of a board most of the collaboration is contextual and precise because it takes place inside of the context of cards. The cards represent a constant and logical set of similar entities depending what the board organizes, like incidents, clients, contracts, etc. Sometimes team members have a need to discuss something that is not related to any of the cards, but it is still related to the purpose of the board itself. You can use it for new team member onboarding and other high-level information like sharing thoughts about improving the structure of the board or just making an announcement. With threaded discussions and the “like”-functionality and mentioning other board members you can have dynamic conversations while staying in the bigger context of the board and not clattering the cards with mixed contexts.

Measure how people use KanBo

Understanding experience signals on a large scale

The built-in metrics and dashboards help to measure the engagement, which is the level of user involvement with KanBo. By evaluating several signals and user behaviours KanBo measures the frequency, intensity and depth of interaction between users and KanBo as well as users with each other. Understanding people’s engagement behaviour toward KanBo is revealing how much KanBo is meeting a true human need and how much people are hooked into using it (ROI). Another characteristic of the measurements are the insights on how intense the information flow is and what are the relevant topics of the communication between departments and teams. All measurement features must be explicitly activated before usage.

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