June 8, 2022

Clarity 2.0

Improvements to Groups

  • A Task Board for Every Group. Now each of your groups has its own task board. Tasks are automatically added to the board when you create them in any document or project within the group.
  • Group Projects. Every project has a doc in Clarity. Now, each group can manage its own project list, and you can see all the projects for your group in one place.
  • Group Notes. We use documents to take notes, gather research, and get on the same page. Now each group has its own space for docs.
  • Group Payouts. Groups need autonomy over their own budget and funds. You no longer need to coordinate across groups to pay all contributors i the community at the same time. Each group can manage bounty payouts on their own schedule.
  • Group Activity. When we collaborate remotely, it can be hard to know what everyone is doing. Each group now has an activity feed that shows what notes have been created by other team members. We'll be adding more types of activity to this screen in the near future.
  • Group Pins. If you have a document or link that is important to your group, but not important enough to go on the community home screen, you can pin it to the right sidebar for easy access to everyone in your group.
  • Per-group Workflows. Each group can tailor their workflow to their needs. Customize the task statuses to create different stages for different kinds of work. If you have a development team that typically runs sprints, you can turn on the Cycles plug-in for a single group without affecting the others.

Improvements to the Roadmap screen

  • Shared Roadmap. When a group creates a new project, it automatically shows up on the community roadmap. This means that each group can manage their own projects and the roadmap will always stay up to date.
  • Cross-group Projects. Multiple groups can now team up on a single project. When creating new tasks inside a shared project, simply decide which group is responsible for the task and it will be added to all the relevant task boards for the contributors in that group.
  • Initiatives are now Goals. Create community-wide goals that have multiple supporting projects. This is perfect if your community uses an OKR-like goal structure. Now Goals sit inside your milestones which gives them focus, and helps prevent run-on initiatives that never end.

Repositioning of the Wiki

  • Your Community Library. We're more clearly separating the Wiki from notes. The Wiki is the long-term knowledge store for the community. Think of it like a library. When you tag something, you are adding it to that topic in the community library. The Wiki does not belong to any group—it's like your community's very own Wikipedia.
  • Cross Group Discovery. The Wiki can surface backlinks across all groups. This makes it possible for you to identify similar conversations that are happening across the community. The Wiki can also help you find prior work & research that may be relevant to your current project.

Introducing the Base Home Screen

  • Your Community Bulletin Board. Your home screen is like a community bulletin board. It's the first thing every contributor sees when they join your base. You can put important onboarding instructions and resources front-and-center for them to see.
  • Showcase important documents. Surface important wiki articles, Seasonal memos, community guidelines, and more by pinning them to the home screen of your base.
  • Pin any web page. Add anything you want to your home screen, even if it wasn't created in Clarity. You can use this to link to Mirror posts, Snapshot spaces, Etherscan, and other tools that are relevant to your contributor community.
  • Create collections. Organize your home screen using Collections. Add as many headings as you need to make the home screen easy to navigate.
  • Visible Groups & Roles. Groups & Roles were previously hidden behind a dropdown in the sidebar. Now they are displayed prominently in a tab across the top of the screen. This makes it easier for new contributors to find the right group and set their permissions.

Design Refresh

  • New Design Language. We've refreshed the look and feel of every screen in the product. Starting from buttons, text, and colors all the way up to full page layouts.
  • Simplified Task Board. We've radically simplified the kanban board interface. We've carefully removed every non-essential detail so you can focus on moving cards through your workflow.
  • New Layout for Task & Project Details. We redesigned the layout of tasks and projects to declutter the interface. The properties now have a dedicated space in the right sidebar. We moved subtasks below the task description so they can stay expanded by default. We simplified the activity feed by grouping entries that are made by the same person within five minutes.
  • Redesigned Roadmap. The Roadmap is where new and existing contributors can find out what’s happening across the community. The new layout is easier to skim thanks to a refreshed layout and typography.

Improvements to Navigation

  • Radically Simplified Navigation. We've rethought every part of how you get around Clarity, with a focus on making it more accessible to new contributors.
  • More Recents. We increased the number of recently opened documents Clarity remembers from 6 to 25. This list is now available even when the sidebar is hidden because it's in the new top bar. Recently opened docs also show i the Quick Search by default, making them accessible instantly via keyboard as well.
  • Unified Search. Now there is a single search box for your workspace. Find anything with a click, or by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+P. The search field is front-and-center at the top of the screen, which makes it easy for new contributors to find something specific without knowing their way around Clarity.
  • Unlimited Favorites. We reorganize the sidebar so that Favorites are at the bottom. This means you can add as many favorites as you want without pushing important sidebar items off the screen.