Sunday, February 19, 2017

Intuitive ToDo Project Calendar

This application innovates on the typical calendar, todo, and project manager applications to have a feature centralized around adaptive time block allocation in addition to the hard event scheduling.

Key Audience and Benefits

More Natural Meaning

  • This set of features naturally makes the user feel more connected to a larger sense of goals and daily meaning in the arrangement and completion of smaller tasks, because they are naturally framed in terms of being a connected span of smaller chunks that effect each other adaptively.

Adaptable Time Blocks

  • This feature is for people who want their focus to be around total time allocated to a task over a span of multiple days on a macro level, so that time allocation can adapt when more or less hours are spent on any given day.
  • The scheduling allows for daily adaptation of work type motivation. Users can focus more or less on any type of task according to realtime limitations and immediate frame of mind. Time allocations adapt to spent time, due dates, task priority, and available time.
  • The calendar becomes interactive and adaptive in the moment that it is being used. Users can focus on the day's tasks, and as tasks are adapted personally, the rest of the week or month adapts the remaining scheduled tasks accordingly.

Features Amount to Calendar Automation

  • When considering the alternative software required to accommodate these types of adaptations and events, there is less data entry time required in the long run, and a similar amount of data entry required in a short term. It's is a win-win system that merely requires some more intelligent interface design on the part of developers.

Feature Breakdown

I. Task Creation

  1. The creation of this type of task requires several basic fields:
    • total time to completion
    • due date
    • minimum time block
  2. More data can be filled out to specify more detail
    • days possible
    • time of day possible
    • situational prerequisites such as location
    • condense-ability (whether the task can be rushed or not)
  3. Data relative to other tasks can be specified
    • relative priority
      • demand
      • money
      • value
    • procrastinate-ability
    • class of task
    • condense-ability ( This is absolute and relative )
    • exchange-ability

II. Task Adaptation

  1. The day's schedule can easily be maneuvered to fit immediate changes
    • Narrow or expand number of tasks for the day
    • Decrease day's time allotment per task
    • Increase time allotment per task
    • Change situational prerequisites such as location to filter for possible or impossible tasks
  2. Long term task attributes can be change quickly:
    • Quickly change Due Date
    • Quickly change Total Required Tim
    • Quickly change Completion Status
  3. Of course fine tuning options are available
    • Change all priorities
    • Change all 

III. Non-Adaptive Options 

Events can be denoted as stationary and immovable even though they are part of a larger task that is generally moveable and adaptable.

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