Dreamscope's views where you can see only what you should see.

 Photo:  Focus  by  John-Morgan

Photo: Focus by John-Morgan

In this article, I'll describe about the circumstances where you can concentrate on your work continuously.
I described that it was very important to see only information you need to concentrate on the work in the last article. I'll describe how I have incorporated this way of thinking into Dreamscope.

 

The necessary brain works for the task management bAsed on the reverse thinking(or goal oriented thinking) and Dreamscope's views to practice it

There are various kinds of brain works and the necessary information differs according to a type of brain work. For example, you need the information about foods and recipes before you cook and you need the information about the state of your body and the strength training when you are thinking about the menu of your strength training. It's not special that the necessary information differs according to what you think about.

Then, what is the brain work you do in Dreamscope?
To put it simply, Dreamscope is the task management tool to practice the reverse thinking and you need to do brain works shown below to practice it.

1. Knowing yourself.
Set your values and identities.

2. Determining goals.
Think about what you want to be at a certain time, in short, your goals or dreams by identity

3. Designing tasks.
Design the necessary tasks to achieve goals by goal and set a date to each task roughly.

4. Scheduling tasks.
Schedule tasks and make the time required for tasks per day less than the available time of the day.

5. Carrying out tasks.
Confirm today's tasks and the time required for them. And complete tasks you have done.

It's very important for you to have the easy way to access the necessary information and cut the noise in order to do these brain works smoothly. So I've added the feature to see suitable views according to a type of brain works and confirm the information from various perspectives to Dreamscope.

Dreamscope has the following two views mainly.

The goal view
From "1. Knowing yourself." to "2. Determining goals."
You can deal with the information in relation to values, identities and goals in the goal view.

The task view
From "3. Designing tasks." to "5. Carrying out tasks."
You can deal with the information in relation to goals and tasks in the task view.

The suitable views according to a type of brain works are as follows.

The necessary brain works for the task management besed on the reverse thinking(or goal oriented thinking) and Dreamscope's views to practice it

These views helps you concentrate on the brain work while seeing the information you need.

 

The requirements for scheduling

In this section, I'll introduce the filtering feature that is useful for scheduling. The requirements for scheduling are two points shown below.

[The requirements for scheduling]

The feasibility of tasks : The total required time for tasks per day should be less than available times of the day.

Ex. If you have 9 hours as available times in a day, the total required time for tasks of the day should be less than 9 hours.

The order of tasks : The order of tasks involved should be maintained.

Ex. A rehearsal of the presentation should be took place before the day of the presentation.

You may find these concepts a little bit difficult to understand, but they are very simple and you should schedule tasks while thinking about these unconsciously. And the point is that the necessary information to check the feasibility differs from that to check the order.

It's good that all tasks are shown to check the feasibility. On the other hand, it's good that only necessary tasks to achieve a goal are shown to check the order. In other words, as for confirming the order, tasks unrelated to the goal are noises and obstacles.

In short, even though both the feasibility and the order of tasks need to be confirmed when you schedule tasks, the suitable situation to check them is conflicting. That's why you have some trouble scheduling tasks in paper planners, which are difficult to control the display, sometimes.

 

The powerful filter feature and mode switching feature

Based on this point of view, I've added the feature to confirm these two requirements easily to Dreamscope.

As for the feasibility, you can check the task volume for each day at a glance on the calendar because the total time required for tasks per day are shown on the calendar. On the other hand, as for the order of tasks, Dreamscope has a powerful filtering feature and this filter allows you to see only tasks under specific identities, goals or folders. Thus, for example, you can check the order of tasks under the specific goal easily.

Also, the mode switching feature between business and personal life enables you to see only tasks related to business or personal life and check the total time required for only tasks related to each one.

These features allow you to get an easy way to confirm the two requirements and schedule tasks.

Checking the feasibility : The month view
Check the total required time for tasks per day is less than the available times of the day. If you find impossible amount of work in a day, you can move the tasks to another day just by drag-and-drop.

Checking the feasibility : The week view
You can see the total required time by category like AM or PM in the week view or the day view. Also, you can see the tasks and the required time related to business in business mode. Please confirm the difference from the private mode shown below.

Checking the feasibility : The private mode
You can see the tasks and the required time related to your personal life in private mode. This mode switching feature enables you to check the required time by mode i.e. business or personal life separately.

 Checking the order Even if too many tasks are shown on the screen, you can see only tasks under the specific goal or folder by using the strong filtering feature. If you do so, you can check the order of tasks under the specific goal easily.

Checking the order
Even if too many tasks are shown on the screen, you can see only tasks under the specific goal or folder by using the strong filtering feature. If you do so, you can check the order of tasks under the specific goal easily.