See the “Who” with Three Avatar Options

LeanKit board showing monograms, avatars and Gravatars

See the “who” by monogram, custom avatar upload or Gravatar-hosted image

If you’ve ever looked at your board and wondered, “Who’s working on that?”, LeanKit can instantly show you the answer with three types of card icons: a user monogram, a custom avatar image uploaded to your LeanKit account, or an image hosted by Gravatar.

3 ways to identify owners

The Scoop on Each of the Three Options

Auto monogram avatarAutomatic Monogram. User monograms are automatically generated for all LeanKit users who choose not to use Gravatar or the LeanKit image upload feature. When users with a monogram avatar are assigned to a card you see two letters — the initials of the user’s first and last name.
LeanKit Avatar Upload and EditAvatar Image Upload. Users who would like an avatar image to appear on their assigned cards can directly upload and crop their own images in user settings.
GravatarsGravatar Image. This option is available to users who set up a Gravatar account associated with your LeanKit account email address. Once you set up your default in the Gravatar app, it propagates to other applications, including LeanKit.

How to Set Your Avatar Preferences

You can set your avatar preferences by selecting “Settings” from the Settings drop-down menu and then “Personal Preferences.”  From the drop-down menu, select the option you want to use, and it will be automatically applied to all boards.

Managing Avatars

LeanKit’s avatar management options make it even easier for everyone on the team to see who’s working on what and keep track of the work.  Identify work ownership in your organization with user avatars so you’re ready to answer the “who” behind your team’s work.

Katie St. Francis

Katie is a constant learner, Lean practitioner and product enthusiast. As a Product Manager at LeanKit, she works to help solve customer problems and help them find ways to deliver value faster. She spends her spare time crunching data to find opportunities for continuous improvement and asking “why.” Follow her on Twitter at @kstfrancis.