Collaboration shouldn’t be hard. You should be able to use whatever tools work best for you and your team. It should be easy for anyone to know where work lives, how to start, and what to contribute–without having to ask half the team for a list of links to scattered documents.
That’s why we’re so excited to share some very big updates regarding the next evolution of the InVision platform with you.
(Want to learn more about the new InVision? Attend our March 9 Product Showcase event)
InVision is now the place for teams of all kinds to come together, get organized, co-create, and push work forward.
We’ve spent over a decade focusing on building tools for designers. And now that we’re living in a work-from-home reality, more than ever, it’s clear that it’s not just designers who need great collaboration tools. It’s every industry. Every team. Every one of us.
InVision Spaces: Everything in one place, even when it’s not
Say hello to the new Spaces. Bring all your team’s work and workflows together in one place. Create a simple, safe, single source of truth for your team by placing InVision documents, external files, and useful links inside your spaces and projects. No wasted time, no lost files, no crossed wires. The new Spaces Overview page ensures everyone understands what they need to do so they can hit the ground running.
“InVision helps teams break down information silos and democratizes access
— Clint Williams, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft Teams
Meet where you work, work while you meet
Recently we partnered with Microsoft to bring Freehand into Microsoft Teams, for a built-in collaboration experience. We’re also thrilled to announce an upcoming native integration with Zoom Video Communications, Inc.that lets you share a fully interactive Freehand experience, instead of just sharing your screen. This makes it so much easier to keep people engaged, ignite their interest, and make real progress without waiting until after the call.
Related: How GSK increases productivity when the stakes are high
Defeat the blank page with InVision Smart Widgets and templates
Freehand is where much of the collaborative work takes place inside InVision, so it only makes sense that we would build a growing library of lovingly crafted Smart Widgets and templates to kickstart your work. Things like planning sessions, brainstorming exercises, project kickoffs, and presentations are all made easier and more impactful. Check out our template gallery to see how some of the world’s smartest companies already use Freehand as a springboard for their meetings and ideas. Or create your own Freehand and check out our extensive list of integrations and see what collaborative superpowers await.
Related: See how IBM balances collaboration and moderation with a virtual whiteboard
In case you missed it: InVision Freehand had a big year
We’re excited to see the diverse ways teams have been using InVision Freehand so far. Not just whiteboarding or brainstorming, but pushing the bounds of holistic visual collaboration for all your work. And we’ve kept pace, releasing over 50 new improvements in the past year to help teams collaborate live and asynchronously. Check out all things Freehand on Inside Design.
The beginning of something new
We’re building the future of collaborative work at InVision, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for the rest of the year. Keep an eye out for more news, updates, and surprises coming from us in the weeks and months to come. It’s a whole new InVision, and we’re just getting started.
by Jeff Chow
Jeff Chow is Chief Executive Officer at InVision where he is leading efforts to reimagine how organizations work by bringing visual collaboration and inclusivity to full organizations. Prior to InVision, Jeff led product and product design for the Consumer Experience group at TripAdvisor, was product lead for Google's Newsstand experience (now Google News), and also founded and ran several startups in the mobile, consumer, and marketing spaces.