Miro: A welcome step to begin to facilitate the creative process digitally
September 08, 2021

Miro: A welcome step to begin to facilitate the creative process digitally

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

We are using it as a tool to facilitate the various types of communication that the architectural process requires that are very hard to convey when not working in person. This includes a visual representation of ideas and processes (sketches, drawings, other media expressions), real-time markup of current work (facilitating real-time discussions and collaborative problem solving), diagrammatic representation of text and images, formation of conceptual ideas, and planning (brainstorming/conception process), scheduling/planning of teamwork, organization of current, past, and future work. It addresses a portion of the main downside to working remotely: working closely with other team members in real-time to communicate, solve problems, and drive ideas. Graphical representation of the architectural discourse is paramount in not only refining but also communicating ideas to others effectively--this platform allows for that process to be preserved in some way.
  • Uploading and viewing images and media in real-time, with acceptable resolution and responsiveness.
  • Real-time collaboration.
  • Simple and easy UI for users and guests.
  • Built-in tools that can help facilitate the creative process.
  • Improved functionality of embedded gif/other animated media.
  • Ability to upload one's own text/typeface/font styles (or just add more).
  • Improved performance for PDF-based files (some have been very problematic to view/totally unavailable to view in any acceptable resolution).
  • Improved productivity.
  • Improved communication.
  • Improved teamwork.
  • Improved system of idea expression and sharing.
  • Improved conceptual, diagrammatic, and practical explorations.
Even the basic functionality of Miro was more than enough for our program to facilitate our ideas and work effectively. There is more depth to it than what was introduced and it's more up to the individual to explore those options, but on the surface, the easy-to-use UI and fairly straightforward process allowed even those not familiar with the software to pick it up and use it effectively. With this type of work, using graphical media (png, pdf, jpeg, etc.) what would be immensely helpful would be the implementation of some form of a tutorial, info, or help page that explains file types, sizes, and optimal resolutions to import media.
The UI is not always easy for new people to pick up, which is a large turn-off for people not as technical savvy, as things can become frustrating to work with if not clear. As far as other alternatives to a real-time collaborative and image/media sharing interface, I am not familiar with any others out there. To an extent, this facilitates the creative process and communication process of architectural design to the best of its abilities; in that respect, it was well integrated and received by the team.
We had the opportunity to work on a small design project from students in Germany (we are located in Canada). Miro, along with Zoom and Discord were the mediums at our disposal to facilitate communication. Miro provided a multivalent system that we used to schedule team meetings (communicating with the substantial time difference), self-driven/hard deadlines, archive of project work, display of current work, and a system allowing us to work alongside and see what other teams were working on. This allowed our teams to integrate and work with a set of international teammates for the first time, and for the projects to progress in an effective manner.

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Well suited for:
-Work that requires (or would greatly benefit from) real-time collaboration and communication.
-Work that requires visual communication mediums.
-Creative work.
-Conceptual design.
-Research/case studies.
-Mood board/inspiration/sorting ideas.
Less appropriate for:
-Heavily text-based work.
-Work where visual communication is not as important If it's being used to facilitate real-time communication when in-person teamwork is a possibility (there is no substitute for in-person interactions).