Miro for student designers
October 07, 2021
Miro for student designers
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Miro
Within the design school, it is used for displaying projects and the processes used in development. It allows students to display work creatively and clearly, tailoring the layout to the specific project, using a variety of images, tables, text, post-its, etc. The capabilities allow for peer assessment using tools such as post-it notes and comments, which weren't able to be done physically due to the Covid pandemic.
- Collaborative work and commenting on other people's work.
- Displaying project processes creatively and clearly.
- Evaluating work and processes used to achieve outcomes by displaying everything in one place.
- Limited capacity of text boxes.
- Ability to change board backgrounds.
- Expanded features (e.g. alternative frame shapes, more shapes generally).
- More fluid work processes allow for higher quality outcomes due to being able to overview the whole project in one go.
- Easier collaboration despite high levels of home-working in the last year.
- Easier evaluation of work and projects due to the ability to see outcomes clearly.
It's easy to understand and use, and the built-in tutorials allow for easy learning at a rapid pace. Also, playing around with Miro and exploring the available features led to easy implementation. The design is very intuitive and reflects using a giant board in person for pinning up work.
Miro is quick to learn and easy to use effectively, allowing new users to develop their skills in the program and tailor the software to their particular purposes. It is intuitive and easy to teach others virtually due to being able to see other users' cursors and follow their movements.
It's been most helpful for pin-ups. Typically these are done in-person on large boards and involve pinning up students' work to allow for evaluation and critical feedback. Miro has allowed this to continue with the post-it notes feature online despite the Coronavirus pandemic. This has been invaluable to the projects completed.
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Miro is great for displaying work clearly for colleagues and peers to view, comment on, evaluate, and explore. It allows freedom in how people explore and can be tailored for each individual. Miro is less appropriate for work involving long sections of copy and general writing/word formatting purposes. Much better for displaying work visually.