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InVision: Introducing Private Cloud

InVision: Introducing Private Cloud

The folks over InVision is announcing something quite interesting. They are announcing the availability of Private Cloud now for InVision Enterprise. Beyond the work itself, there's also the aspect of protecting sensitive data with a secure foundation that is managed and hosted by InVision. Along with the design collaboration solutions that they are also providing more. • Enterprise-grade admin controls, with flexible cloud-based storage, compliance adherence, and 24/7 monitoring • Enhanced security, including SOC 2 and PCI compliance, DDoS protection, mandatory 2-factor authentication, and single-sign-on (SSO) • Centralized visibility for billing, custom user permissions, project updates, and activity logs • Company-wide collaboration with unlimited team members, storage, and prototypes • Private Cloud provides complete isolation of your data flow from input to database, in a setting you control Your team's design work is a core part of your company's success. That's why we've gone to extensive measures to protect it. InVision uses industry-best, market-leading security tools to protect customer and business data. Our experienced security team manages all areas of data, network, system and application security, including 24x7 monitoring and alerting. Here are just some of the industry best security measures we employ in each of our environments.   Learn More: https://www.invisionapp.com/security.

Introducing Freehand from Craft by InVision LABS

Introducing Freehand from Craft by InVision LABS

In my career, I had many many opportunities to create within a group that were in the same room like a workshop type of thing. Other situations where you are working with a team where they are scattered all over the World through different timezones is on the other hand making things harder though. It’s quite hard at times because we are not in the same room but things have changed with the mighty folks from InVision. Introducing Freehand, their latest from Craft to collaborate in real time fast and flexible at the same time. With Freehand, you’ll have the opportunity to use it for any project type, collaborate in real-time and mostly on any devices including Sketch and Photoshop. Least but not least, it’s free and being part of the other awesome plugins from Craft. Freehand is an infinite, collaborative space for your team to work through design ideas in real time. Ideas are driven in part by diversity—how quickly and often can I get this new concept in front of my team, and how easily can they share their feedback? See how it works   Features   • Add artboards or images from Sketch and Photoshop • Hand off control to your teammate • Co-draw to share sketches and rough ideas • Undo, redo, and scale • Comment to share your feedback • Save and share your work • And lots more! Get started now: https://www.invisionapp.com/craft.

Introducing InVision iOS 2.0: All-New InVision App

Introducing InVision iOS 2.0: All-New InVision App

The mighty folks over InVision is announcing today their all-new app named: InVision for iOS 2.0. What is it? It’s their latest addition to increase your workflow in terms of feedback. As we all aware that in our work, we are always going through workshops and presentations where sometimes we’ll miss some of the missing keys: stakeholders. Everyone is busy but with this app, you can make things easier and even on-the-go. Within the app, you’ll be able to easily view prototypes, comment, collaborate and resolve comments and more. All in real-time which makes things even more interesting. Let’s give a watch to the video. That’s why we’ve been working on a fresh mobile experience to support your workflow. We’re excited to share InVision for iOS 2.0, an all-new InVision mobile app—now with the new Conversations tab, to make it even easier to keep projects moving while you’re on the go. See how it works  It’s free, and it’s ready whenever you are. Get the latest InVision app now! To download the app: InVision App.

#Happy10Abduzeedo - InVision Giveaway

#Happy10Abduzeedo - InVision Giveaway

This month, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo. This is very special to us, Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on. To end this anniversary in GRAND, we would like to thank you guys as the kind folks from InVision are treating us with one of the most awesome giveaways we ever shared on the blog. Let's find out and the best of luck! I never imagined or planned to get to 10 years. I started the blog after my studio got robbed and I lost everything. After that day I tried to focus on the present more than ever, life is too unpredictable and we can get frustrated if something happens that weren't in our plans. That happened to me, it sucks, but I learned a lot. Sometimes things are much worse in our heads and imagination than in reality. - Fabio Sasso   First Prizes  To celebrate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of Abduzeedo and the holidays we are giving away to three (3) lucky winners - three (3) Shirts of their choosing from InVision’s Marketplace. This includes the shipping as well: #happy10abduzeedo Second BIG Prize  We are giving 1 LIFETIME License of an individual InVision Pro Plan to one Lucky Person + a Box full of InVision Swag and Design Goodies: #happy10abduzeedo To enter the InVision giveaway, you must do the following: 1. Follow our new Instagram Account @abduzeedos on Instagram. 2. Leave a comment below (on Instagram or Facebook) about who are you? A student? A Designer? A Professional or what else? We would love to hear! This giveaway closes tomorrow at 8am EST, 21th of December, 2016. The winners will be picked at random by the Fabio Sasso (@Abduzeedo) and we’ll announce the winners on the blog. The winners will be also contacted via DM on Instagram. About InVision For those who don't know InVision, well it's a prototyping tool with a lot of incredible features that shaped the way we work everyday. With features like: prototyping, sharing, presentation, feedback, whiteboarding and the list goes on and on. You are in for a complete experience, all in one place. As I quote: We help companies of all sizes unlock the power of design-driven product development. That's why teams at Evernote, Adobe, Airbnb, Salesforce, and many more fire up InVision every day. More Information: InVision.

Introducing Inspect now for Photoshop by InVision

Introducing Inspect now for Photoshop by InVision

We would like to share an announcement from the great folks over InVision and this time is about what we've introduced last month (or so), a tool that makes design-to-development process better for everyone. What do they mean is delivering PSDs or Sketch files to your developers, is now a thing of the past. Inspect by Invision but NOW available for Photoshop users. You'll be able to share your work easier for delivering the assets where the developers can have access to your colour palette, fonts, assets (download assets right off Inspect) and getting the exact specs from your mockups. Brands like WeWork, Bloomberg BNA, and General Assembly have already seen improvements in their team's workflows, making it easier and faster for designers to share their work with developers and for developers to get accurate information they need—like font names, hex codes, images specs, and dimensions. See how it works  Designing and building beautiful and usable interfaces is hard work, making design specification tools exceedingly valuable additions to the process. With Inspect, it’s easy for development teams to quickly get the information they need to start building products faster. Now, designers can get their screens into production in no time, whether they choose to create in Photoshop, Sketch, or both. When design and development speak the same language, in the same place, we all build better products. Streamline your design to development workflow with Inspect by InVision. How to get started with Inspect: https://www.invisionapp.com/feature/inspect-ps.

Introducing Craft Sync for Photoshop by Invision

Introducing Craft Sync for Photoshop by Invision

Earlier this month we shared the latest and greatest from the folks over Invision, the latest from Craft that is now available for Photoshop on Mac and Windows users. And they called it: Sync. What is it? It’s their latest on improving on workflow within Sketch or Photoshop where you’ll be able to sync directly your artboards to Invision with one single click, everything instantly. It’s going to be done! You’ll get to control what you sync and in addition it will be a great addition to how you hand-off your designs to developers using Invision Inspect. See how it works  Now with Craft Sync, experience a better product design workflow by seamlessly syncing your files from whatever design environment you choose. No matter where you choose to create, your path to design-to-prototype continuity is a simple as click, sync, and done.   That’s it! Choose individual files or documents to send, or select a whole bunch of them. Best of all, it’s instant—designs sync with lightning speed. How to get started with Craft by Invision.

Introducing Inspect by InVision

Introducing Inspect by InVision

We would like to share the another announcement from the great folks over InVision and this time is about their latest very much anticipated tool that makes design-to-development process better for everyone. What do they mean is delivering PSDs or Sketch files to your developers, is now a thing of the past. And they called it: Inspect. Aiming to improve productivity, process and less headaches on both parties. You'll be able to share your work easier for delivering the assets where the developers can have access to your colour palette, fonts, assets (download assets right off Inspect) and getting the exact specs from your mockups. It's more like magic and the developers will love this collaboration. See how it works  By making it easy for developers to get the accurate information they need about your designs, your team’s process is clearer and simpler than ever. Say goodbye to endless email threads and mile-long PDF docs. Your whole team can start building sooner, and get the information they need, when they need it—in real time. Inspect really consolidated the amount of tools and processes we've had to do in the past, and keeps everyone up to date on the latest prototypes." -- Gregg Meyer, Design Director, WeWork When design and development speak the same language, in the same place, we all build better products. Streamline your design to development workflow with Inspect by InVision. How to get started with Inspect: https://www.invisionapp.com/feature/inspect.

Introducing Craft Sync by Invision

Introducing Craft Sync by Invision

We would like to share the another announcement from the great folks over Invision and this time is about their latest feature on Craft. And they called it: Sync. What is it? It’s their latest on improving on workflow within Sketch or Photoshop where you’ll be able to sync directly your artboards to Invision with one single click, everything instantly. You’ll get to control what you sync and in addition it will be a great addition to how you hand-off your designs to developers using Invision Inspect. See how it works  Now with Craft Sync, you never have to leave your native design environment to send your designs to InVision. Click, sync, and you’re done. • Improved speed: Users can now send their designs to InVision faster than ever before. • Greater control: Lets designers choose which artboards to send to InVision. • Seamless workflow: All designs sent to InVision via Craft Sync work with Inspect (currently in Enterprise beta).Choose individual artboards to send, or select a whole slew of them. Best of all, it’s instant—designs sync with lightning speed. Craft Sync is now available for Sketch as in today. They will release Craft Sync for Photoshop in a few short weeks. How to get started with Craft by Invision.

Introducing Invision for JIRA

Introducing Invision for JIRA

As of late we’ve been witnessing a lot of really cool and interesting upgrades from our friends from Invision. They never ceased to come up with new tools and upgrades to facilitate our workflow for the greater good and also work with existing platforms to bring their products around our work environment so we can have to the right tools to create the right user experience. Let us introduce their latest with a partnership with Atlassian, the company that introduced us JIRA. For those who doesn’t know what is JIRA, It’s a very helpful tool for a collaboration from the designers and developers to bring together their game through creating tickets, assigning tasks, fixing/tracking bugs and more. Looking forward to try it myself! You can now pair an InVision prototype with any JIRA issue. It’s also why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Atlassian and introduce InVision for JIRA, a new way to bring your design workflow right inside the development tool your team already relies on. By pairing an InVision prototype with a JIRA issue, everyone can see what’s being worked on and get real time information about the design, keeping your team and projects organized in one place. Install the free InVision for JIRA add-on to your team’s account, or ask your JIRA account administrator to do so  Once the integration is installed, grab a share link from your InVision prototype  In a JIRA issue, paste the share link into the InVision component  That’s it! You’ll see a thumbnail preview of your design, along with valuable information about your prototype. How to get started: right now.

Introducing Invision + UserTesting

Introducing Invision + UserTesting

We would like to share the announcement of Invision partnering with UserTesting to bring the another level at prototyping with actual user reactions for your app, website or prototype. It’s something that I have always wanted to bring to my process, it’s super crucial to know how your users engage with your products. Especially when you are in product design and you are working in design sprints and figure out goals to bring the best for your user experience every single update. Better feedback leads to better products. InVision has partnered with leading user research platform UserTesting, to give product managers, developers, designers and researchers a faster, more seamless way to capture real-world feedback on their app, website or prototype. This new integration allows any of our 2 million users to send an InVision prototype directly to UserTesting and hear what users have to say, via rapid 5-minute micro tests. It’s free for 60 days, with 3 free tests per month after that. Lots of you are already using UserTesting to gain better insight into your prototypes—this year, InVision tests accounted for 70 percent of prototype tests on UserTesting! By seamlessly pairing InVision and UserTesting, your team has the power to use the tools you love to build even better products, faster—together. Try it free and see for yourself! How to get started: in just a few steps.

Free UI Kit: Relate by Invision

Free UI Kit: Relate by Invision

This week, our friends over at Invision are offering a free UI kit called: Relate for us to play around and mostly create prototypes and experiments. Offered in Sketch and Photoshop files, you can't really go wrong with this kit. I am seeing a great opportunity to dig it out and basically try a few things with the main features and experiment with what's currently out there in the industry in terms of interactions. Build connections with the Relate 
UI kit. Yours free. Inside the kit, you'll get: • 45 design templates • 15 categories • More than 99 UI components for web, tablet, and mobile • Relate is available for both Photoshop and Sketch • Absolutely FREE Download Now Download For more information: https://www.invisionapp.com/relate

Introducing Data from Invision LABS

Introducing Data from Invision LABS

In the latest installation of Craft from Invision LABS, they are again pushing the envelope by supercharging Craft’s capabilities by bringing designers Data. A free plugin that pulls text, photos, and JSON values from public API sites live into Sketch. Let's give it a look and make sure to watch it in action. I am really being a fan of what Craft by Invision LABS is bringing to the game that can really help designers boost up their productivity and efficiency into their work. Craft from InVision LABS has been a game changer in increasing productivity among designers. • JSON: Grab JSON values from sites like Spotify, Twitter, Facebook for up to date, true data inside designs. • Text: Forget Lorem ipsum. Craft’s first plugin is now bundled inside Data. Pull real, relevant textual content into designs. • Photos: The Photos tab within Data places consistent, contextual imagery into all layers of a design. Watch it in Action Download Now Download For more information: http://www.invisionapp.com/craft#styles

Product Design Trends 2016

Product Design Trends 2016

The great lads from Invision has been taking the industry today by sharing their first  Product Design Trends Report where they collected insights from over 1,650 creatives worldwide. The respondants provided their thoughts about their education, career path, roles, compensation ranges, tool preferences, income variables, purchasing habits and more. It's really an interesting document to dive into and we just can't help to be amazed by all the numbers. If you're part of our design industry, you really should give it a look. Design plays a leading role at 38 percent of the world's largest organizations. At startups, it's even higher with 65 percent leading with design. 87 percent of designers prototype during their design process to visualize, communicate their ideas, and explore solutions, with 76 percent using rapid prototyping tools. Only 2 in 5 designers are involved in code development. Some Stats Design's influence in business is growing. This report will help business leaders make more educated decisions about which design tools and specialities they should cultivate at their organizations in order to remain competitive," said Clark Valberg, InVision CEO. "We hope to help designers and their larger teams better understand their position, their market share, and their competition. For more information and download the report: https://www.invisionapp.com/product-design-industry-report-2016.

DESIGN DISRUPTORS: Coming to a Premiere near you!

DESIGN DISRUPTORS: Coming to a Premiere near you!

It's COMING! The kind folks over Invision will be releasing their anticipated Documentary called:  DESIGN DISRUPTORS on August 1. A solid documentary where we get to enter the World of 15+ companies and learn about their way of transformative power of design. As much we are excited for this date, there will be premiere events all over the World, be the first see the film. Make sure to watch that trailer and request your premiere ticket! Film screenings of "Design Disruptors" are free with RSVP. All proceeds from future sales of the film will benefit the AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship Fund, benefitting minority and economically disadvantaged students studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the U.S. Design Disruptors offers an intimate look into the processes, perspectives and approaches of the design leaders at the world’s most disruptive companies including Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Dropbox, Etsy, Eventbrite, Evernote, Google Ventures, HubSpot, MailChimp, Netflix, Spotify, Pinterest and many more. InVision produced the film, and will host multiple screenings in cities internationally, with online release on Monday, August 1, 2016. Watch the Trailer DD Premiere Schedule Wed, June 29th - Castro Theatre in San Francisco *World Premiere Special Screening Thurs, July 7th - London Palladium Thurs, July 14th - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York Tues, July 19th - Crew Collective and Cafe in Montreal Thurs, July 21st - The Imperial in Vancouver during the Design and Content Conference Thurs, July 28th - Chicago Late July TBD - Boston in partnership with HubSpot Wed, August 3 - The Sugar Club in Dublin More screenings forthcoming in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Madrid, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney In Design Disruptors, we're uncovering what so many of the best companies already know—that the screen is the most important place in the world, and that design has become the new language of business," said Clark Valberg, CEO of InVision and executive producer of the film. "The user's experience on that screen has become the new front line in the battle for the hearts and minds of the consumer For more information and request your ticket: https://www.designdisruptors.com.

Introducing Library from Invision

Introducing Library from Invision

This week, our friends over at Invision have announced that former Adobe Product Manager on the Adobe Experience Design Product (XD) is joining their team, introducing Sarah Hunt. Today, they are announcing their latest feature and it's  Library. What is it? It's going to allow designers to store files in the cloud where updates can happen in real-time. We believe that a deep understanding of collaboration drives the future of screen design. • With Library, create a single source of truth for your project’s design. That truth is cloud-connected, so changes you make automatically apply to your whole team’s design files. It’s cloud-connected design assets for your entire team. • Change an icon color and apply it to everyone’s design files. Tweak a logo and do the same. Enjoy design consistency at its best—and never use the wrong assets again. • Plus, a previous Craft plugin, Styles, is now bundled within Library. Using the new Document tab, you can generate those same stunning style guides with a single click. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Watch it in Action Download Now Download For more information: http://www.invisionapp.com/craft#styles

Elevating Design Through Education

Elevating Design Through Education

Former Design Lead at Mailchimp  Aarron Walter just joined the reigns of Invision as their VP of Design Education. What does that mean? According to Aarron, joining Invision will fulfill his passion for design by helping companies to put design best practices at the center of their strategy. As a background, Aarron is also a speaker and author of the book:   Designing from Emotion from A book apart. Over the past couple of years, InVision influenced MailChimp’s design practice, helping us work through ideas more quickly and at higher fidelity so we could be more certain of our decisions before developing. It’s become the heart of design in so many other companies, too, and the place where big decisions are made.   • Our commitment to hiring top talent who will work closely with the creative community and our nearly two million customers to extoll how to build better design-driven products. • InVision's investment in design education worldwide, as more organizations and leaders seek to learn best practices to elevate their products and services. • Our strides to educate and empower young designers of the future. We currently work with over 1,000 teachers at more than 500 colleges and universities worldwide to give students and faculty free InVision access to introduce them to next generation tools they’ll use throughout their careers. For more information: http://www.invisionapp.com/

Future of Prototyping Live in Sketch

Future of Prototyping Live in Sketch

Just a little while (past week), we've announced Craft-Styles by Invision LABS and today Invision announced that they acquired Silver Flows to bring prototyping live in Sketch. This is the future right here, both a passionate user of Sketch and Invision, allowing designers to prototype and see their designs live (real-time mirroring) on your devices for a better user experience. As we know that it's not about being pixel-pushing-perfect but giving the best practical contact for your users. The Silver Flows team joining InVision is yet another giant leap toward our vision of building the product design and collaboration platform of the future. A vision shared by the nearly 2 million users already on the InVision platform today. Silver Flows helps designers to define all of the logic and transitions required to create prototypes directly within Sketch, a first for the design industry. By enabling UX designers to design and build prototypes in the same space, they can more quickly test and validate the broader user experience their apps provide. Together, InVision and Silver Flows are building a creative cloud within Sketch that provides an unparalleled degree of continuity for designers and their teams. Watch it in Action For more information: http://www.invisionapp.com/craft