Bangalore/San Francisco

Microsoft: Integrating To-Do for Teams

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

I was an individual contributor and designed all the features end-to-end. I collaborated with PMs and engineers in a distributed team to map out the scope of each feature along with executing the designs end-to-end.

I helped in designing 2 key features - Slash scenarios for quick access to files and calendar; and integrating the first version of Todo app for Teams.

DESIGN CONSTRAINTS

2 key constraints were creating solutions within the existing IA; and gathering requirements while communicating with remote teams.

IMPLEMENTATION STATUS

Cancelled

Microsoft Teams

Integrating To-Do for Teams

Image credit: https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-working-new-teams-app-windows-10

 

About Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the chat based application for better collaboration in the workplace, released in March 2017. It’s part of the Office 365 suite.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

I was part of the Bangalore team where I lead the design for To-Do integration as an individual contributor. I collaborated with PMs and engineers in a distributed team to map out the scope of each feature along with executing the designs. Note: As of date, the project is shelved.

 
 
 

Integrating To-Do for Teams

To-Do is a task creation and consumption app for Office 365. It was integrated with Team with limited functionality for personal tasks only.

Few key constraints were circumventing the existing IA that limited the app access by situating it inside the “more menu”, thus making it harder to find and defeats the purpose of creating a task quickly; along with gathering requirements while communicating with remote teams. So we designed a lightweight option that’s accessible from the navigation panel and designed the app for accessing advanced features like filters, tags etc.

DESIGN CONSTRAINTS

2 key constraints were creating solutions within the existing IA; and gathering requirements while communicating with remote teams.

Annotations: #1 Todo access from navigation panel; #2 Default chat window

 
 
 
 

Annotations: #1 To-do tab appears only on clicking the “more menu”; #2 List view follows the existing IA of Teams; #3 Editable task list with due date, tags, and title; #4 Context specific chat on the right is an example of tasks created from the chats.