February 16, 2022
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Miro
Miro is a great tool that we have used in a variety of situations. When presenting online poster sessions allows our students and researchers to discuss and interact with academic posters in a very natural way, directing visitors to particular areas of their work and highlighting key points in much the same way that would happen in a real-life session. When collaborating with those at other universities lets us interact very naturally. We have also used Miro for brainstorming and project management within a small team, taking advantage of the fact you can continue to add ideas and work on solutions outside of actual sessions. What is nice is that it interfaces well with other tools (we use Slack for example) and is a great companion to Zoom calls. Most of my colleagues use the website but I also use the iPad app, which has the advantage of making it easy to mark up and scribble handwritten notes and add sketches to our Miro boards. I'm a bit of a Miro evangelist within our organization and haven't yet found anyone who doesn't like it.
- Remote collaboration
- Offline brainstorming
- Presenting academic work
- Making sense of your own ideas in virtual mind maps
- Plays nicely with multiple devices (browser, tablet, mobile and desktop apps)
- Sometimes it takes a few seconds for very large PDFs to show in high resolution (complex A0 science posters) - not a deal-breaker but worth giving people the heads-up
- Built-in video conferencing would be nice, even though it plays well with Zoom etc
- It has made it easier to present work to academics outside of our institution
- It has sped up the process of developing a new event because you can contribute non-linearly
- It's helped review work
It's really easy to get going with Miro and the learning curve isn't too bad as it is very intuitive.
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Miro is great for brainstorming, ideal for presentations, and pretty intuitive to use. I'd probably not use it for complex on-the-fly graphics creation, but that's not really what it is for to be fair.