I chose the online application Asana for my Lightening talk. I knew from the beginning of the semester that I wanted to use Asana for this project because I’ve used it for my internship with Sound Impact. Asana is essentially a different kind of Basecamp, the objective of it is still the same; to organize and increase productivity. The tool allows you to task individuals or teams, create a collective calendar, discussion threads for individual tasks, and a messaging system to contact others. Asana is only accessible online. It is also free but requires an online registration. It’s hard to say what is the most useful thing about Asana, basically any tool you would need to keep you and your team on track is provided. However, it’s downfall is its user interface and organization. Again, it has everything, but some aspects are tedious, not designed well, hard to find, or hard to understand. I’m biased after using Basecamp for a few months within our Tech class, not to mention that my internship fell off the wagon from using Asana. In the beginning, my arts organization used Asana for about 3 months; we assigned tasks, discussed within the system, and updated the calendar. For some reason we used it less and less, I believe it was because the overall website is slightly confusing, unorganized, and a little annoying to have to update.
Asana.“Logo”. 30 September 2015. AsanaBlog