As a user who has so many goals that I live on a day-to-day basis goal wise I want Beeminder to show me what is going to eep! the next few days. Within the akrasia horizon (which for me could do with being less than 7 days).
Yeah that information is already shown in the spreadsheet like table view that is the website’s dashboard. But I don’t breathe spreadsheets. I want something more visual. Like a timeline. My background in human computer interaction and personal experience tell me that this table is a horrible user experience.
How about a view like this?
And before somebody cries “but how is this gonna fit my 3 million goals”: For goals with status blue, green (in far distance future land with limited space in this logarithmic view) if there is insufficient space those few irrelevant goals could be reduced to “3 goals tagged college”.
Or you would just show their slugs which are also short and concise.
I also envision there to be a little magnifying glass. Using pinch-to-zoom or the scroll wheel would zoom into the timeline horizontally, giving busy days more room to show off their due goals or zoom out and provide a bird’s eye view over the next couple days.
- Yes please! I thrive on emergency days!
- Nah, I am a bot, I love tables and am fully aware of what’s up and ahead.