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It is not clear from the GUI that I need to +ADD a topic BEFORE I start selecting keywords inside a topic I am discovering in the right-side panel.

– The +ADD (topic) button is invisible in the right-side panel
– There is no clue in the GUI that the topic has to be added first.

From an intuitive flow standpoint, I would first inspect the keywords suggested, to understand whether they are relevant to my brief or not. (Many of them may not be relevant at all. A selection is necessary, if only for time-saving purposes when re-writing content). So I would not “blindly” +ADD the topic before looking at the keyword suggestions. Naturally, I would start selecting keywords as I am sifting through them.
This is where the rub is: at no time am I reminded to +ADD the topic.

So from the GUI standpoint, I can leave the right-side panel without +ADD the topic, after having done all my keyword selection. Waste of time.

The GUI should remind you in several ways to +ADD the topic before closing the panel.
One simple way would be to flash-highlight the +ADD button (designed in a really visible color), and to put it more “in the way” (rather than where it is now, invisible at the very top of the right-side panel). Another simple way would be to flash a jquery message when the user start selecting the keywords. “Reminder: +ADD the topic if you select any keywords in these lists”.
Another simple way would be to move the “Add to brief” column from the far-right-side of the table, to the first or the second position, left, in the table.

yet another way would be to create a very short sequence tutorial (Do this: 1-2-3-…n), and add it in a contextual container somewhere in the topic analysis tab where it could be clicked on and displayed.

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    I think the majority of this had been addressed in the new Content Editor. Thanks for highlighting it. The ADD buttons are much more prominant and teh topics get added to the new editire at the bottom. The editor also autosaves every 30 seconds.

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