There is no greater time than our present to be working as an interaction designer and beyond. There's many great tools out there and brands that are working tirelessly to provide the latest of technology to improve our workflow.
To my perspective, InVision has somehow proven to our industry the benefits of remote working and how collaboration is key in the success of all remote teams. As some of us have been introduced to 'working from home' this year, others like InVision have been pioneering this process for many years now. We are featuring a milestone about one of their many efforts and it's their whiteboard tool Freehand. They released of series of 'Freehand templates' in order for us to combine collaborative workflow practices developed by some of the world’s top teams in building their own product development and digital transformation, all from within the InVision platform.
Starting today, Freehand now includes more than a dozen templates from global enterprise organizations American Express, Asana, Atlassian, AWS, IBM, Xbox, and many more, and product luminaries including Dave Gray and Steph Cruchon. Check it out!
In their words
This templates update is the latest of more than 20 customer-requested updates for the virtual whiteboard since March 2020. Freehand, the most nimble and accessible whiteboard on the market, makes it easy for teams to plan together, brainstorm, review, and converge around a whiteboard document. InVision has already introduced sticky notes, emoji reactions, quick voting, version history, and easy exporting in the past six months. Customers have been enthusiastic about the changes; since the spring, demand for Freehand surged by over 130%, as virtual collaboration became the primary way teams work together.
The launch of InVision’s Freehand template gallery comes amidst increasing demand for digital product design teams to create better products, with greater urgency, faster than ever before. Virtual whiteboards and templates from leading teams helps organizations move more quickly and efficiently. ”Digital transformation is now standard operating procedure for organizations: 66% of global services decision makers say their firms are currently involved in a digital transformation that requires greater cross-functional collaborative work, which means that teams are collaborating more than ever,” according to Now Tech: Collaborative Work Management Tools, Q2 2020, Forrester Research, May 7, 2020.