A great brainstorming tool for cross-functional teams!
October 06, 2021

A great brainstorming tool for cross-functional teams!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Overall Satisfaction with Miro

Miro is used in our collaboration sessions to brainstorm together. Also, it serves as a library for the collaborative work we have done.
  • Setting up timed brainstorming sessions.
  • Wireframing concepts with simple components.
  • Creating planning boards for the team to foresee what to work on in near future.
  • After creating a wireframe, it would be good to show the transition between the views via some prototyping feature.
  • It would be better to have thickness and size options for the lines and arrows that connect items together. If there are two items placed too close to each other, it is hard to squeeze the line in between.
  • If the mouse is selected as the navigation tool, then left-click on an empty area behaves as the panning function which makes a selection super hard, but at the same time how people associate that gesture in other programs. Holding the shift button at the same time with the left click becomes a hassle for selection. I would prefer pressing an extra button for panning instead of making a selection.
  • It helped us gather our colleagues around a digital board to run a discussion instead of sitting in a meeting room which is not recommended at the moment. Miro kept our process going and reduced the time to set up a meeting and the cost of arranging materials for a brainstorming session.
I am really satisfied with how the layout looks. How commands and menus are grouped makes sense, where they are placed as well. The implementation is well-done. I have never experienced a glitch or lagging. Everything runs smoothly. I would like to develop a good working flow or a daily routine for myself that includes Miro and its extensive list of features. I haven't tried enough apps and tools to get the most out of Miro yet but I am eager to do that.
It is great to have integration with other apps we regularly use such as Iconfinder, Jira, or Figma. This capability makes Miro potentially the only tool to keep on during office hours to do the design work since other tools are integrated and don't require you to open another application or tab to search for an icon in a browser or draw a pie chart in another vector-based tool.
I think the online whiteboard is one feature we as a team have used the most. Being able to see so many colleagues in one file working and thinking together is amazing. It has cut the time we used to spend on arranging a brainstorming session in the office and the cost of all physical materials required for these kinds of sessions.

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Even though we have been using Figma as the main design tool, Miro serves as a simpler tool to collaborate with team members, especially colleagues with engineering or management backgrounds. Besides, because the complexity of registering and getting access to Figma/FigJam boards is a hassle, we prefer Miro for cross-functional planning and brainstorming sessions.
Miro is really a go-to tool for brainstorming with colleagues, planning with the team on the board, and simple individual wireframing sessions. Also, the templates are super helpful to educate people on design process methodologies. I personally learned a lot from the provided templates, and I have been using them almost every time I start designing a feature. On the other hand, I believe it misses some features to create advanced visuals for implementation in terms of creating some advanced graphics, manipulating images, etc. It would be good to have some prototyping capabilities built into the tool as well, but it depends on the possibility of adding these features without making the program run slowly and cluttering the working area.