How to use Taskomat™ if you are a UX/UI designer?
If you are into interface design and web design, Taskomat™ is the best way to organize your workflow and analyze your performance on specific projects.
Setting up a UX/UI or web design project with Taskomat™ is in fact as simple as useful, since Taskomat™ allows you to track time and budget of each project phase.
To create a project in Taskomat™ you need to create work units, which are all the parts of the project. Each work unit has its own budget and time frame, and their sum defines the budget and time limit for the entire project.
To create a UX/UI or web design project on Taskomat™ it is therefore necessary to create several work units, as many as the phases you need to complete your project, for example: preliminary analysis, mockup creation, graphic template creation, etc.
Let's see now an example of a UX/UI project created and managed with Taskomat™, in order to make the process clearer.
Project: UI for new webapp
Project phases: Preliminary analysis; Mockup creation; UI creation.
Suppose that your reference rate is 50€, each of these 3 phases will have a budget and a time limit calculated on the basis of the reference rate.
Work unit: Preliminary analysis (1 day to collect the information):
- budget: 400€
- time limit: 8h
Work unit: Mockup creation (2 days to create mockups of 5 sections):
- budget: 800€
- time limit: 16h
Work unit: Graphic interface creation (4 days to create the UI):
- budget: 1600€
- time limit: 32h
In total you have a project with a budget of 2800€ and a time limit of 56 hours.
Once you have created the work units, you will then have to create timed tasks to be scheduled on your days.
Preliminary analysis (time limit: 8h):
- Meeting with client (2h)
- Debrief (2h)
- Drafting of preliminary analysis (4h)
Schedule on: Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9
Mockup creation (time limit 16h):
- Mockup section 1 (2h)
- Mockup section 2 (2h)
- Mockup section 3 (2h)
- Mockup section 4 (2h)
- Mockup section 5 (2h)
- Client meeting (2h)
- Revisions (4h)
Schedule on: Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23, Wednesday, April 24
GUI creation (time limit 32h):
- GUI section 1 (4h)
- GUI section 2 (4h)
- GUI section 3 (4h)
- GUI section 4 (4h)
- GUI section 5 (4h)
- Client meeting (2h)
- Revisions (10h)
Schedule on: Monday, April 29, Tuesday, April 30, Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3, Monday, May 5.
Once the tasks are scheduled, you can decide whether to do time tracking or just declare them as completed.
In our example, you can time-track and measure your performance on all the tasks that are not related to the client meetings, while for the meetings you can simply declare them as completed once they are finished.
By structuring your work in this way, you will be able to understand how long it takes you to complete the various project phases that are not tied to client meetings, and whether this time is in line with your budget and revenue goals.