Miro - Seamless collaboration from UX to PM
October 06, 2021

Miro - Seamless collaboration from UX to PM

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro is used to collaborate between UX and product management/leads. I understand anybody in a large UX and/or marketing organization can rely on it and use it for collaboration. It makes communicating visual assets, mockups, icons, etc. much easier across the organization. Without it, we have to use Google Docs, PowerPoints, or competitive products.

Pros

  • Super fast to get in and get work done.
  • Real-time sync of concurrent users' editing is perfect.
  • Love the variety of tools and annotations.

Cons

  • Dare I say Virtual Reality support? To navigate large "canvases."
  • The text tool sometimes I wish started up quicker (like a default mode, or something?).
  • Reduces time spent on collaborating back and forth with feedback and comments.
  • Quicker turnaround between UX and PM.
I don't know exactly which real-time eventing stack is being used but it is solid; probably some modern JS and some WebSockets perhaps? Either way, it works wonderfully on my hardware.
I have not used any integrations at the moment. I could imagine a bunch: integration to Jira and Confluence to link boards to issues and design pages integration with Zoom, somehow? Maybe a Slack integration?
As expected - everyone is online, we jump on a Zoom call (so maybe Miro could do the voice, too?) and collaborate on Miro. It is smooth, and in a way, it impacts our business in the way it DOESN'T impact our day-to-day work and just blends in!

Do you think Miro delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Miro's feature set?

Yes

Did Miro live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Miro go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Miro again?

Yes

I remember trying out InVision. I felt Miro was more approachable: more friendly, bubbly, and "cool." InVision felt a bit corporate-y and stiff. Personally, I preferred Miro. InVision got stuff done, yes, but I wasn't telling people "hey, checkout InVision." It was more "Well, to do this we can use InVision of course... "
It's perfect for what it seeks to do: visual assets/mockups on screen, and the trick of just using one large canvas and using different areas, for say, the first draft, make comments, then move to another area, etc. "Sticky note" annotations look great, reflect something similar to the real world, too; and then with real-time collaboration, you can see what everyone is doing, which is awesome. Probably not where you create your final assets I suppose.

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