Comparing Comments and Notecards for Workspace Feedback

Comments and notecards are two powerful tools that help facilitate dialogue between collaborators in a workspace. Each feature has benefits and capabilities for leaving feedback, questions, and suggestions on workspace assets.

Let’s explore the two features:

Using comments for conversation and feedback :comments:

With just a few clicks, you can leave comments to kick off a collaboration conversation or give feedback on assets in a workspace.

General comments to create an in-workspace conversation

General comments on assets like canvases, images, and videos help facilitate a chat-like dialogue between collaborators without leaving the workspace.

For example, the image below displays a comment on a canvas that instructs collaborators to begin a task. From here, team members can participate in a general dialogue related to the task.

Leave feedback and questions with focused comments

Get granular with focused comments on individual assets like images, videos, notecards, shapes, etc. This is especially useful when leaving feedback or asking clarifying questions about a creative asset in review.

Even more powerful is leaving pixel-level feedback on an image or frame-level comments on videos to get even more specific.

Mentioning collaborators for quick replies

Like most communication tools, you can @mention collaborators by name in the workspace, which notifies them via email to reply. This is especially useful when working across applications. The email guides the collaborator to the asset they were mentioned in.

Replying and resolving individual comments

Just like Slack has threads, you can reply to an individual comment within the context of a larger conversation. Keep thoughts, ideas, and dialogues on track with individual replies.

Marking comments as resolved indicates that specific feedback has been actioned or solved. This level of transparency is helpful for all collaborators involved.

Note: You cannot mark in-thread replies as resolved, only main comments within the comments panel.

Learn how to use the commenting feature: Commenting on Assets

Using notecards for feedback :notecard:

Notecards are also a great way to add feedback, ask questions, or leave suggestions on assets.

A key differentiator between comments and notecards is that notecards are visible as individual workspace assets. All collaborators can view the notecard/feedback at a glance within the workspace.

Assign notecard colors to each collaborator

Assigning colored notecards to individual collaborators is an easy way to distinguish who left the feedback in a workspace. Alternatively, collaborators can mark their initials on the notecard to demonstrate who the feedback is from.

Key takeaways

  • Comments offer enhanced capabilities to facilitate conversation and feedback between collaborators in the workspace:

    • Use comments to create an ongoing conversation related to a project in the workspace.

    • Leave focused comments, like pixel or frame-level comments on assets in a workspace.

    • Mention collaborators to get quick input and answers.

    • Resolve comments to keep all collaborators informed.

  • Notecards are a quick way to give feedback that is visible as an individual asset in the workspace

    • Use color-coded notecards to distinguish feedback from each collaborator

Now, go try it in your workspace! :bluescape_home:

I love the commenting feature for images and video especially using the @personname option so the Bluescape system will automatically send an email to the recipient for me!

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