Overlap lets you compare time zones across multiple locations and quickly find a time that's reasonable in everyone's workday. For me this comes in handy when I'm working with colleagues in other time zones, and especially when setting up interviews with users on the other side of the world.
Once you add the locations you need, scrolling right or left moves forward or backward in time across all of them simultaneously. The visual design of the tiles makes them easy to scan, but my favourite detail is the clever use of background colour to indicate a strong or weak workday overlap (which can be defined). As you adjust time, the background colour of each tile shifts. A consistent colour means you've found a time that works well with everyone's workday or falls outside of it. This really helps you spot outliers, especially if you're scanning through a longer list of regions.
A big thanks to all my readers, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I haven't been as diligent in posting case studies this summer, but I took some time to think about how to evolve this blog, and ways to share with the community more frequently. I'm going to experiment with shorter, more frequent posts where I focus on one specific detail of an experience. Not sure how this impacts the newsletter yet, but I've got a few thoughts. If you have ideas or things you'd like to see more of please reach out.
As always... thank you for reading!