Spaces

Spaces

In Kitemaker, work items are sectioned by spaces. Typically, a space will represent a cross-functional team of designers, engineers, product managers, and anyone else directly involved in the product development work. Sometimes you might want to create spaces splitting across other dimensions, such as products, components, and special projects (like a delivery project to an enterprise customer). So how you use them depends on how you naturally split work inside your company.

Managing space

When you first sign up for Kitemaker, there is already a space with the same name as the organization.

By hovering the name of the space, you will get a “…” menu. Using that menu, you can chose to join or leave a space (being a member means you’ll receive @space mentions and we’ll designate a hotkey for the space and move it to “My spaces” section in the sidebar), or open the settings for the space

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My spaces

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If your company has many spaces, you should join the spaces you use most often. Join a space by clicking on “Join space” in the … menu for the space, or in the “Members” screen in the space settings.

The order of the spaces in “My spaces” will also dictate the keyboard shortcut for getting to a space (the keys 1-0). If you want to rearrange them, simply drag and drop to reorder the spaces in the sidebar.

Guest accounts and private spaces

In the “General” section of the space’s settings, you can control whether the space is private (meaning only members of that space can access it).

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In the “Members” section of the space’s settings, you can manage which users are members of a space. For private spaces, this will control who can access the space. For non-private spaces, this will control who sees the space in their “My spaces” section of the sidebar.

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If people outside your organization need access to one or more spaces, you can invite them as a guest. The guest user will be able to access work items, write descriptions, add comments and change metadata, but will not have access to change space settings or see any space they are not invited to.