Our original tools have gone relatively unchanged for the past year and a half, so why the change? It all came about last time I posted a new ConceptFeedback.com mockup for feedback. As always, I got great feedback from the community, but I started to realize that sorting through the reviews, organizing all of the advice, and taking away actionable tasks was a bit of a chore. The new review tools allow users to scan feedback faster, prioritize tasks, print and share results.
Here are the two big changes you're going to notice when submitting feedback:
- Instead of just a plain text review, we now offer a "Notes" feature which allows you to tag each of your comments with a category (see image below). This helps organize your review and give better context to your thoughts.
- Visual notes can now be submitted without leaving the review page. You'll notice that your cursor turns in to a cross-hair when hovering over a screenshot. Just click and drag to create a new visual note. Visual notes are also tagged with a category and consolidated on your review.
Here are a few things you'll notice when receiving feedback:
- The layout of the review has been adjusted. You'll now find a list of "notes", including visual notes, on the left-side. Each note is categorized, helping you to quicker identify issues that need immediate attention.
- Visual notes are now included on the review along with a preview! Just hover over the red circle with the number in it to preview the section of your concept under review.
- The "Notes" tab lets you view all annotations by all reviewers at once. You can filter by user or category.
- You will now be able to export your reviews as a PDF, as well as share them via e-mail.