Category: Design

A Game-Changing Tool for Online Collaborations with Miro.com

Miro is one of those tools that gets me so excited about the possibilities and how it can help teams get stuff done because it works transparently, for the most part, and allows you to create, brainstorm, gather feedback or quickly collaborate on the next steps. The tool works via your browser or you can download an app for your desktop or mobile device. If you have an Apple Pencil, Surface Pen, or similar you can draw, annotate more naturally on screengrabs, elements, or just write some notes.

In the past 90 days Miro has launched several new features:

  • It allows you to invite additional non-registered users for collaborating, gathering data, and participation without having to add them to a paid plan. This is a game-changer that opens up the possibilities of how you utilize the platform outside your primary team.
  • Visual tables which allow you to use rows and columns to organize text, graphics, icons, and screengrabs
  • Attention management which allows the board owner to gather all collaborators to a particular part fo the board to focus their attention
  • More integrations including Jira, Confluence, Trello, Airtable, Notion
  • Use your mobile device to convert handwritten stickies to virtual sticky notes that are editable

How I Use Miro:

  • Team brainstorming where we review concepts, gather ideas, organize concepts
  • Tracking stakeholder meetings, notes, and export as PDFs to share post meetings
  • Brainstorming: voting via collaborators
  • Quick wireframing using the PEN tool and lo-fi using the add-on
  • Creating tables to organize ideas
  • Moodboards to capture concepts, research, and feedback
  • Webinars to involve participants in sharing, brainstorming and collaborating
  • Working with journey mapping and mind maps for projects
  • Capturing stickies from my wall to share with remote team

This week launched a new MIROVERSE where you can share your templates with the community so that they can learn, get new ideas and personalize for your team.

Why are you still reading this? Jump over to Miro.com, sign up for a free account, and start to plan your team’s next collaboration session.

Check out the live and free recorded sessions from the #learningcollective created by @RISC_Inc with content by @KristenLearning @LearnNuggets @sarahmerci @JD_Dillon (to name a few)

RISC has been curating content to help L+D professionals stay ahead of the curve and learn, expand and grow their knowledge-based from creating content, UX, designing for every screen, to how to conduct interviews to learning about AI just to name a few of the topics:

Check out at: sealworks.team/LearningCollective

I’ve watched and taken notes on sessions from JD, Kevin, Kristen, and Sarah’s so far. Join me for my live broadcast on Getting Started with Prototyping using Adobe XD, we’ll cover the basics to get you launched as well as share several resources and our favorite tips, tricks and plugins. May 20th at 10am ET.

https://sealwrks.com/2WZuOof

You can watch the recorded presentation below.

#LearningCollective: Getting Started with Prototyping using Adobe XD

In this #LearningCollective session, you'll learn how to get started, best practices and techniques to improve your experiences, and workflows that will help you kick off any project the right way. Adobe XD can be downloaded for free to start to use and build into your workflow for Mac and Windows. If you update to a subscription plan you can take advantage of sharing, collaborating and gathering feedback. You will leave this session with a tool to turn your concepts into reality! You'll also get several resources for taking your experiences to the next level and getting you and helping your organization jump forward.If you're catching the video replay, drop a comment or question. We know you'll find this session with Nick Floro very informative! Connect with Nick:https://twitter.com/nickflorohttps://linkedin.com/in/nickflorohttps://nickfloro.com#instructionaldesign #AdobeXD

Posted by RISC, Inc. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Accessibility Resources

Two resources for learning and planning around designing for everyone. Understanding the possibilities during planning will lead to a more usable experience.

Accessibility Do’s and Don’ts

Thinking about best practice do’s and don’ts check out this blog post.

Thinking about Accessibility for Teams during planning and workflows.

Developed by the US.gov for assisting teams around inclusive design. check out this quick start guide.

More resources:

Microsoft Inclusive Design

Join us next Thursday for Best of LS DemoFest 2018 @eLearningGuild

One of my favorite parts of eLearning Guild events is DemoFest. During Learning Solutions last week, it provided an opportunity to look, learn, share and hear what worked, what didn’t and how a project evolves from concept to launch. There were over 50 tables to visit, and you learn about this year’s favorites on a complimentary Best of DemoFest Webinar on Thursday, April 12 at 10:00 AM PT.

We’ll be presenting our project which won an award for Best Social Collaboration Solution for Community Dashboard for C-Suite Idea Exchange.

Register below to learn about the award-winning projects in several categories and get some great ideas to apply to your work!

 

Watch the Recording at https://www.elearningguild.com/olfarchives/1586/best-of-learning-solutions-demofest-2018/

 

Tool: Zoom Meetings for Collaboration (Desktop / Mobile)

We moved to Zoom last month and loving it. I work with several teams every day brainstorming, reviewing, and focusing on creating new experiences for our audiences. We had been a Webex house for several years and during a recent visit to San Francisco last month saw a billboard with Zoom.US on it and decided to check it out. Wow, it is powerful, what I love in the first couple weeks:

  1. Using an iPad Pro in a meeting with an Apple Pencil to quickly communicate, highlight, sketch or visualize a concept while someone is sharing their screen. Great for quick feedback and communication. Previously, would have to switch presenters, files or take a picture we can now focus on the creative side. (Quick video highlight below demonstrates remote view, while I am drawing on an iPad, viewers can see the highlights, and we can brainstorm the user experience.)
  2. Recording can be automatically saved to your desktop or the cloud and shared immediately.
  3. Quick visual feedback with icons or via chat.
  4. No problem sharing an invite and having first-time users view in their browser or quickly install and video chat with no roadblocks to date (using with several users around the world.)

 

Download a copy of the #OLC Learning Brainstorms, Tips & Techniques Jam Session

Get the most out of your conference experience by starting with this morning brainstorming session with award-winning eLearning expert Nick Floro. You’ll explore design trends and walk away with resources, tips, and techniques to help you build your next generation of learning.