Hi all – just a general observation I’ve made with regard to my ‘workstyle’ habits. I’m in the process of going from a Windows-centric tech lifestyle to a ‘cloud-based’ lifestyle, where all my data and typical app uses and data are just one-click (or at most 2 or 3 – if a hierarchy need be invloved).
Now – most programs are designed for a multitude of scenarios – as a GUI allows and should allow, but I find myself navigating excessively to reach my ‘ready to work in my app’ or ‘ready to view documents, video, or picture” points in my typical work flows.
My feeling is – the software and industry is always moving in the direction of simplifying things, but that is typically done WITHIN single apps or more so on phones, still within single apps or WIDGETS. But as far as moving between apps and always being a few clicks away from your intended work flow, I feel there is still a long way to go….
Which finally leads to my question…
Do you find yourself navigating excessively, in general, when using apps on both your computer and phone ? If so, do you try to simplify your navigation ? If so, how do you do that – please give specific examples and use cases.
I was thinking that ultimately, macro recording would be required to really simplify workflow down to 2 or 3 clicks to be ‘ready to go’, because everybody navigates differently through their apps based on their understanding of the app an habit preferences.