Miro for conducting co-design sessions as a designer/researcher
October 29, 2021

Miro for conducting co-design sessions as a designer/researcher

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Miro

I am a UX researcher/designer of my HCI research group. As a designer and researcher of our group, I personally used Miro for conducting online interviews and co-design sessions because it was an easy tool for non-design professionals to learn the functions and participate in the design sessions that I have been conducting.
  • Straightforward and easy to learn tools/functions.
  • Online collaboration.
  • Simple, clean and beautiful layout.
  • Sharing board options.
  • Drawing function with a pen tool -> I frequently asked my design session participants to use a pen tool to draw directly on the board. However, each stroke drawn with a pen tool is recognized as a separate object and slows down the processing speed.
  • Enabled the online co-design session with people all over the world during the corona time when offline face-to-face meetings were forbidden.
  • So far not a recognized negative impact with Miro.
I was quite satisfied with the implementation of Miro, compared to a few years ago when I first encountered Miro. The number of features and functions available within the Miro board is growing. The design templates options provided are also helpful when starting a new project board.
I had used multiple plugin functions to import media files and make them playable on the miro board. Most of them were quite successful (e.g., youtube videos), however, I remember that the integration with Twitter was not successful. I wanted to embed the video from tweets but it only allowed me to embed the link of the tweet.
My organization doesn't use the Miro board as a team, but some designers use the Miro board individually and separately for their own research projects.

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Miro is well suited for simple brainstorming sessions. It can be used for brain drawing or other design sessions however drawing pen tools can be improved further for a better user experience. Also, Miro can be used very efficiently for diary studies.