At Clarity, we believe contributor experience is the new user experience. In Web2, products succeeded by creating the best user experience. They used a slick UX to attract and retain customers. In Web3, projects have a new stakeholder: contributors. We believe DAOs must think about CX as an intentional craft. DAOs that are the most accessible, sustainable, rewarding, and fun to participate in will attract and retain incredible contributors.
It's become clear that DAOs count on Clarity for a few key workflows:
Their favorite part? These are all done in the same workspace. This reduces confusion, duplicate effort, and streamlines their contributor experience by replacing multiple tools with a single crypto-native solution.
Product development is about divergence and convergence. These booms & busts enable us to launch experiments and then double-down on the ones that are most helpful to our users. Clarity 2.0 makes clarity more simple, modular, and personal. This sets the stage for powerful integrations and a more accessible experience for your contributors.
Over the last few months, we've launched a series of experiments like Sign-in with Ethereum, token-gated documents, task rewards & bounty payouts, and token-based roles & permissions. These were meant to help DAOs improve the way they share information, coordinate projects, payout bounties, and create shared context. In this process, we've collaborated closely with communities to craft new features and have spoken with contributors across dozens of DAOs to better understand the new ways we can support them.
"Phase 1" is a massive update that kicks off our multi-phase release of Clarity 2.0—and it's available today! We'll be progressively rolling out Phases 2–4 over the next 4–6 weeks.
The intention of this phased roll-out is to get new solutions in your hands as soon as possible, and allow time for feedback along the way. We also expect this to be an easier transition for your communities than if we rolled all these changes out at once.
Dramatically improve the modularity of Clarity workspaces, improve navigation, and enable a each contributor a more personalized experience with task views.
Groups. Divide your workspace into multiple sub-groups. Each group has their own home screen and notes. Contributors can view a list of all groups in your base and join/leave groups as they wish.
Reorganized Sidebar. The sidebar has an updated look & feel. We also reorganized it to reduce clutter and fully support Groups. The new "My Groups" section shows the groups you're in and the contents within. We've also added a "More" section to help clean up the clutter by hiding less frequently used screens in a menu.
Favorites. Each user will have their own "Favorites" for any documents or views they want to keep handy on their sidebar. Favorites are not visible to other members of your base—they are just for you.
Personalized Views. If you change the view settings of a task list or kanban board in your base, Clarity will remember your preference when you return to view it again. You can reset the view to its default settings at any time.
More Core Plug-ins. As we stated in our last release, we're working to make Clarity a more modular product. This way DAOs can tailor it to their needs and grow into more advanced functionality as their needs change. In this release, we moved Milestones, Initiatives, and Rewards into core plug-ins that you can turn off if they don't suit your workflow.
New Project Cards. DAOs work on many projects at once. We've updated the layout of the Roadmap screen to use cards. This allows more projects to show on the screen at once.
Unified Work View. Easily see the current projects and tasks on a single screen. If you prefer not to use this new layout, you can hide the projects section using the view settings in the top bar.
Update: Phase 2 is now available. It went live on March 30, 2022
Streamline token management, add support for Polygon network, and improve support for ERC-1155s.
Update: Phase 3 is now available. It went live on April 19, 2022
Add more personalization and structure to the sidebar for both individual contributors and the workspace as a whole.
Update: Phase 4 will go live on June 7, 2022
Roll out more core functionality to Groups that are not the default group in the workspace.
Update 1: These items were not previously listed for the Phase 4 launch, but will now be included.
Update 2: The following items were previously listed for the Phase 4 launch, but have been delayed in favor of the other additions listed above. We made these decisions based on a combination of community feedback and development complexity.
If you want to dig in further, you can check out our Public Roadmap and start conversations in our Discord if you have feedback on anything you see. We want to hear from you, so please don't hesitate to reach out.