Miro: An Architect's Delight
September 04, 2021
Miro: An Architect's Delight
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Miro
Miro is used individually by myself and my colleagues to present individual work and progress throughout the last year. Thanks to Miro, it has really streamlined doing presentations for those outside of our building, saving on printing costs and travel. On top of this, Miro can be used in such a way that aids a design process by hosting a platform that allows for easily moving drawings around on a pin-up style platform.
- Extremely easy to use from the very start.
- No reduction in image quality as you scale it up, so Miro can offer unique ways of seeing individual drawings, as separate and part of a collective.
- As a cloud platform, it holds and saves all of your material so you can access it from anywhere.
- Maybe make a tour of the program mandatory from the get-go as there are some features I missed out on from the get-go like presentation style.
- Others accessing your board can be difficult, although this could just be me.
- Things like making connection points and lines were not as intuitive as I first imagined, so it took a little time getting used to.
- Literally, no printing costs whatsoever for the year. You can figure out your own situation as to how much this will save you.
- Extremely easy to communicate over long distances, so no organizing flights, accommodation, etc., for those visiting outside of your organization.
- No printing and no outside visits also mean more time to put together an effective and coherent presentation as well.
Miro is a platform I use every day as part of my working day as it really helps to see the organic growth of presentations. Key concepts can easily be developed through the arranging and rearranging of images. It can't be understated enough how Miro has come to the fore in technological developments in society since Covid first became prevalent.
It was really easy to use from the get-go, although great features such as framing images and presentation mode were not apparent from the start, and only once I learned about them did they become stalwarts in my day-to-day communication and presentations. There are probably more features still waiting to be discovered, so maybe a comprehensive tour from the get-go would help to bypass this issue.
I have been able to work from home for the past year now with little trouble whatsoever. As I previously mentioned, printing costs and client time have been greatly reduced this last year due to being able to streamline everything on Miro. So my time away from work has improved, not only by working from home but also by being a more effective worker allowing for quicker task completion.
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Would you buy Miro again?
As an architect, Miro is extremely well suited for establishing and ordering a collection of drawings in a pin-up style format where you can easily cycle through drawings in an orderly fashion and have a non-linear presentation if it is applicable to your project/presentation style. It is a very effective tool for architects and something which will become a main-stay in years to come, I'm sure.