Experience with Miro for Architects
September 28, 2021
Experience with Miro for Architects
Partner in EngineeringArchitecture & Planning Company, 51-200 employees
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Miro
Miro is being used to share progress made throughout the week before any big meetings. This is done to minimize time spent in online conferences while still allowing everyone to share their opinions on certain decisions and ideas. The sticky note feature provided by Miro enables everyone involved to choose their own color and comment, which allows for quick and easy discussion. Due to the very visual-heavy workflow as an architect, the added option to draw notes with the pen is of special importance to anyone using Miro on a tablet, as it allows sketched responses as well.
- Sticky Notes (Discussion)
- Import of Images
- Organization of Ideas using colored areas, text, arrows and hand-drawn lines
- Collaboration between many people, both privately and publicly
- Better support for PDF Import.
- Faster loading times, minimization of large file sizes.
- More responsive updates about other people's movements on the board.
- Easier communication.
- Enables visual feedback.
- Quicker decision-making.
- Less face-to-face discussion.
Miro has helped push the workflow ahead very well, as it gives us the opportunity to review and discuss without having to enter conferences, where oftentimes things are said less directly. This lets us get straight to the point and also makes taking feedback easier, as notes are easier to understand and less vague.
Miro's features are very intuitive and easy to learn, as they require very little existing knowledge in visual organizing. There are also built-in assistants for layout design, and the process of connecting objects on the board through arrows is very easy thanks to the arrows automatically clipping onto certain points. It can, however, be tricky to get things to align perfectly since there is no built-in functionality to line up objects.
Miro has allowed us to quickly share thoughts within or outside of our organization. What before took numerous emails and calls can now be done by sending a link. And password protection allows for full privacy. You can decide who may change and comment on the board and who can just view, allowing for organized collaboration even when not discussing face to face or in a conference.
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We have tried using Google's Team Drive features to share documents and visuals in the past. This, however, was much more complicated as it allowed us to give only very minimal feedback, and new documents with feedback would always have to be uploaded separately, requiring far more organization. Additionally, Miro provides us with an overview of everything on one board, whereas Google required us to search numerous folders before finding the correct file, and file paths would often have to be communicated between people individually.
We have had a great experience with Miro using it as a replacement for in-person whiteboards. Drawings and photos can be 'hung up' and annotated, ideas can be formulated in text and connected via arrows. It's easy to organize many ideas and section off different parts of a project. Miro is not as well suited for purely text-based work, as there are not as many formatting options when it comes to sticky notes.