Distinguish between the different uses of a card: Goal, Step, User Task, Task Variation
As a map collaborator, I want to more easily distinguish the intended use of a card, particularly the difference between story steps and story variations, so that the map conveys more information “at a glance”.
In one column of cards on a map, three cards might represent one step and two user tasks (e.g. “Select flight preferences” has the tasks of “Select seat” and “Select meal”). In another column of cards on the same map, three cards might represent one step and two variations of it (e.g. “Pay for flight” has the variations of “Pay with credit” and “Pay with points”). I think that being able to see this difference “at a glance” would improve the map’s conveyance of meaning and context.
I don’t think Cardboard’s current card coloring alone is sufficient since one might choose to use colors to represent other things such as progress, responsible team, newly identified story, high risk story, etc.