InVision is a fantastic tool for quickly updating and sharing wireframe and visual design comps with stakeholders to gather feedback.
March 14, 2019

InVision is a fantastic tool for quickly updating and sharing wireframe and visual design comps with stakeholders to gather feedback.

Albert Ellenich | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with InVision

The UX department uses InVision to share every wireframe and visual comp we create. InVision allows all stakeholders and technologists to review work in progress and conduct reviews of work with a commenting feature. Design and UX use sync connections from Slack and Adobe Photoshop to seamlessly post comps to InVision and quickly sync changes on the fly.

Pros

  • InVision works well with Sketch for the syncing of comps with a few clicks. This saves a lot of time in having to export JPGs and manually upload to InVision projects.
  • InVision's commenting system makes it very easy for stakeholders to comment with markers directly on objects related to their comment. By tagging users in the comment, the users then get an email with a small screen capture of the doc and the commenter's comment. This makes it really simple for discussions to be tracked.
  • It's a simple thing, but the ability to use the keyboard arrows to navigate back and forth through page views in InVision is very handy when presenting.

Cons

  • The technology running InVision doesn't allow you to be signed in and open multiple documents at once. If you're in a project and want to present 2 different pages in the project, opening them in different browser tabs ultimate causes the InVision interface to crash, etc.
  • It might have been thought of as a benefit, but I find that the ability to rename a screen once uploaded to InVision is confusing. Creators will have a naming convention for their files, and changing a files name in InVision for display makes it challenging to find the creator's original file by the name they used.
  • Sharing a document with others not part of your organization is a clunky experience requiring the creation of a shareable link. There are a few options, and it's not always clear to people how they should generate the share. And then it's not clear to the person being shared with how to interact with InVision.
  • InVision allows creative work to be shared online in a forum where stakeholders and technology developers can review and comment without the need for formally organized meetings. This saves time and money by allowing individuals to review and comment without attending a meeting.
  • Syncing work from Photoshop or Sketch to InVision is really fast and seamless from within the apps. There's no need to spend time exporting JPGs and then uploading to a site.
  • Housing wireframes and final comps in InVision within the same project makes for faster review of work, and helps keep a history of decisions made.
InVision works seamlessly and easily when sharing and requesting comments from others. Other products I've used like Balsamiq and Dropbox (earlier versions) provided online displays of work, but no easy way to collect feedback or quickly update. InVision provides enterprise level options that allows everyone in our organization to be involved as needed without separate licenses and software downloads on individual machines.
InVision is a terrific tool for syncing design work to a central location where other colleagues in your organization can view it. The commenting system works very well at allowing people to comment directly on a page and for recipients of those comments to easily see and respond to a comment.

InVision allows for a simple prototype creation, but I find it easier and more robust using other tools. The InVision features are limited for prototype work, but it excels in sharing docs for feedback.

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