use case video script
How can yoomootpro be used in practice? Let's take the example of Jenny. Jenny is an interface designer who has been hired by a company to work on their internet application Monkeybird. She needs to quickly get up-to-date with their ideas and plans. The company is using yoomootpro and Jenny has been added as a user. She logs in and searches for 'monkeybird'. Lots of moots turn up in the search results. She clicks on one that looks useful.
It's just a small part of a very long conversation the company has been having about Monkeybird's interface. By opening the discussion browser, Jenny is able to get an overview of the whole conversation very quickly. Here, Jenny has found a suggestion for improving the interface, which she really likes. She clicks on the 'agree' button to register her support. She can also check who else agrees with it, who's unsure about it, and who disagrees with it.
Looking at another idea, Jenny not only agrees with it but also has some additional insight that she could add to it. She clicks to edit the answer and adds in her thoughts. It's important new information, so she decides to uncheck the 'minor edit' checkbox. This lets other people know that it has been significantly edited.
A few days ago Jenny's colleague Lee, a web developer, was looking at the same moot. He thought it was an interesting idea so he added it to his favorites.
Right now, Lee has just logged into yoomootpro. The first thing he does is check through his favorite moots. If any of them have been significantly edited or have a new reply, they are shown in bold. Lee notices the moot that Jenny has just edited. He clicks on it. Jenny's changes are automatically highlighted.
He's interested in who added the new info, so he checks the history panel and sees that it's Jenny. Lee clicks on Jenny's username and is taken to her profile page. Here he can see everything Jenny has written and everything she has recommended or agreed-with. He can see that Jenny has been recommending lots of interesting moots, so he decides to add her as a favorite user. From his favorite users page, Lee can conveniently see everything Jenny and his other favorite users have been writing and recommending.
Meanwhile Jenny is trying to find some old designs for the monkeybird interface. She's not sure what they're called so she doesn't know what to search for. Instead she uses the categories browser. Everything on yoomoot can be categorized. Categories can be a useful way of organizing projects. For example, most of the content on yoomootpro isn't very important to Jenny. She only really needs to know about Monkeybird interface design.
So she finds the monkeybird + interface design category and adds it to her favorites. Via her favorite categories, she can conveniently check for new moots posted about monkeybird's interface and ignore the rest of the site. Jenny decides that the monkeybird +interface design category is so important that she wants to be emailed as soon as anything new is posted in it. To make this happen she just clicks on the envelope icon so that it turns yellow.
The same can be done for individual moots. By clicking this moot's envelope icon, Jenny will automatically be emailed whenever this moot is significantly edited or receives a new reply. If she prefers, Jenny can choose to receive these email notifications all in one email per day, one email per week or as an RSS feed. She can also make it so that, from now on, envelope icons are turned-on automatically.
yoomootpro can also be used as a way of sharing useful content from other websites. When Jenny comes across a web page which she knows will be useful to her colleagues she adds it to yoomootpro as a bookmark.
She wants to give her own opinion of the issues raised in this web page, so she clicks the reply button. On yoomootpro, all replies have to be in the format of questions and answers. So Jenny first asks "How useful are usability tests for testing social media applications?" and then writes a couple of answers giving her opinions.
Jenny knows that whenever the subject of usability comes up, some people have no idea what it is. She's already explained all about usability in a previous discussion on yoomootpro. She doesn't want to waste time repeating the same things, so she simply finds the existing discussion, copies its URL, and adds it as a reply to the bookmark. The "What is usability?" discussion is now one of the bookmark's follow-up questions.
Later, Jenny's colleague Lee is reading through Jenny recent contributions. He finds one of her answers confusing so he replies with a revision request asking her to make it clearer.
Jenny notices she has a new revision request and reads through it. She responds by editing her moot to make it clearer.
Eventually, Jenny completes her work for the company. However, all her contributions are still up there on the yoomootpro site. Because of yoomootpro's unique organization, it's all highly-organized and easy to get an overview of. Without even realizing it, Jenny has created a considerable information resource which can now be easily shared and improved by others.