The new jira experience is full of bugs and inefficiencies. I had it turned off, but now it looks like I'm stuck with it for good. Is that true that I can't use the old one anymore.
For me it's really awful- bad enough that i would consider dumping jira.
1- Navigation is really hard
2- The search filters are hard to get to
3- The drop downs for assigned to and for priority don't consistently work with auto fill, and clicking the dropdown doesn't always show the list either. this is the WORST of the problems.
Anyone else agree?
I do. While I can acknowledge change takes time getting used to, they have completely removed my most frequent navigation actions and added a bunch of clicks to get anything useful done. The only positive to the new UI is it seems to load a lot faster. But it's not even a Single Page Application - lots of things completely re-load the page. So I don't understand the point of the re-design.
Here are my top annoyances, in case the UI designers are reading this:
1. It has always been really hard to switch between Confluence and JIRA, and this new design did nothing to address that pain point.
2. Agile Boards are not only an extra click, but extra page load away, and I have to visually search for the tile with my board. There is also nothing in the UI that says "Board" any more, and so even realizing where to go to get back to my Board, was really hard. Thankfully, I have a link to my board saved on my Chrome Toolbar, or it would be impossible.
3. Searching is a bit better, but they took away my favorite way to search: Easy access to most recent issues. Usually I just want to see the last 10 issues I touched. "Filtering by sorting" is a common usability paradigm for users.
We're officially stuck with it. See this post on February 7, 2018: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftwarecloud/introducing-your-new-jira-experience-937886012.html
It does look like they're committing to making it work - they even registered a special domain name to explain their enterprise-wide initiative, here: https://atlassian.design/
They also have a reference implementation called AtlasKit: https://atlaskit.atlassian.com/
(Tongue-in-cheek humor:) For what it's worth, there are some who might see this as pointless complaining, since they never thought JIRA was that great to begin with (hah): https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/11/death-to-jira/
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