ftrack Studio is changing! We’d like to introduce our long-term effort to improve user experience, functionality, and accessibility across the ftrack platform. The first step in this implementation is the new and improved ftrack Studio sidebar, which is now available to all Studio and Enterprise users.
ftrack Studio launched in 2012 to address the needs of creative professionals worldwide. Our goal was always to push user-friendliness and reduce friction in post-production workflows, even when the projects on which ftrack Studio was used were anything but simple. Over the last ten years, ftrack Studio’s design has refined and evolved with this in mind, but there’s always been room for improvement, especially as users’ expectations of what a modern UI looks like have evolved.
So, today, we can reveal the commencement of a grand redesign of the ftrack Studio interface – and the technology stack underpinning it.
Over recent months, ftrack’s engineering team has established a solid foundation of components and a new front-end development stack for ftrack Studio (which is already used in ftrack Review). Using this new infrastructure, all aspects of the ftrack Studio platform and user experience can be improved in a significant UI evolution of the ftrack platform.
This effort will not happen all in one go. ftrack Studio will be updated piece by piece, ensuring each design evolution works flawlessly before moving on to the next.
ftrack Studio’s new sidebar
Over recent months, we analyzed and summarized numerous customer interviews to understand what our users would like to see from the next generation of ftrack Studio. In doing so, we noticed a preponderance of comments related to ftrack Studio’s sidebar and UX.
The sidebar is one of ftrack Studio’s most-visited and utilized tools; it’s where users go every day to find details about their tasks, read and address feedback, launch DCC applications, and more. As such, we focused on the sidebar to improve its navigational capabilities, UI, and overall flexibility. Here’s what we’ve improved:
ftrack Studio’s sidebar is now available for all Studio and Enterprise users. Try the new sidebar today.