Why we built a whiteboard without the bells and whistles

Why we built a whiteboard without the bells and whistles

Today, we are excited to announce that Jeda Ai is live.

Jeda Ai's mission is to nurture shared, collaborative learning between remote teams.

Before 2020, the world was slowly embracing the concept of remote work through work from home days, co-working spaces, and digital nomads.

Remote work positions have grown by over 91% in the past ten years. And it’s only going to get bigger. Although it is enticing to work from home in sweatpants, remote work comes with its own set of challenges.

  • More than half of remote employees say they feel disconnected from in-office employees.
  • 19% of remote employees report loneliness as their biggest challenge.
  • And 47% stated that they have difficulty managing at-home distractions.

Then Covid-19 changed our lives overnight. Remote work was no longer an option but a necessity.

As we adapted to the new normal, we struggled to find a tool that made remote collaboration engaging. We realized that the humble whiteboard had always been a foundation. Unlike most software, a physical whiteboard is ridiculously easy to learn and to use. And unlike most software, it naturally inspires collaboration and learning.

We also realized that the best collaboration happens in a shared, trusted, and supporting environment. We became inspired by the balanced ambiance of a Dojo: a meditative environment that fosters shared learning without the pressure to be perfect. It is a place of reflection and continuous inspiration.

We set out to build an online whiteboard that would embody the minimalist and intuitive Dojo experience. We removed complicated workflows and features. We made drawing and typing a seamless experience – instantly transition from drawing to typing and back again – without changing a single tool. We made a single pen tool that automatically recognizes shapes as you draw. We automatically sense when you’re typing, so you don’t have to stop and select a text tool. And, most importantly, we made it easy to invite others to collaborate.

Jeda Ai is an online whiteboard that helps you and your team move past obstacles quickly, get rapid feedback, and focus on what matters the most: building a shared vision together.

Jeda Ai is what we built for ourselves. We hope you love it.

We invite you to join our journey.  You can try our app here!

December 18, 2022

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