Workspace Publishing is out and the response has been very positive -- thank you for that! However, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels. Our development team is now hard at work on improving and enhancing the ballot functionality of Workspace. Some features we’re working on are:
- Ballot templates - reusable ballot configurations
- Downloadable ballot results
- Secret ballots
- Improved ballot archives
- Email improvements
- Improved results display
- Easier voting
The last two features involve some evolutionary changes to our ballots interface. Since this is such an important area for our customers and we've gotten great feedback from you when we ask you for your input to proposed changes, we’d like to again solicit your feedback!
The screenshots attached below are mock-ups of the ballots list view and ballot details view. (You'll have to either use the 'quick view' or download the attachments yourself in order to view them right now - we'll embed them into this post as soon as we're able to do so.) They are not exacting in how the final design will be delivered, but do accurately display some functional and information display changes.
We anticipate rolling out these changes early in Q1 of 2011. Please feel free to ask questions or make comments about the design below!
There are a few changes that need some elaboration on the Ballot Details View attachment:
III.C Ballot navigation - these arrows will move the user between the next and previous ballots based on the list view. When moving the mouse over the links a drop down of the next or previous 5 ballots will also be displayed. This will enable the user to quickly move between ballots. We think this will be useful for voting on large numbers of ballots as well as reviewing the results of recently closed ballots.
III.E Vote button - We moved it! This button will change based on users eligibility and ballot status.
III.J Ballot results details - The voting section will now include current ballot results as well as indicating how and when you or your company voted. Of course these are all based on the ballot results sharing settings.