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Switching made easy. Debuting InVision’s Whiteboard Importer for Freehand.

To power truly cross-functional, cross-tool, cross-team, cross-everything collaboration, there’s no question: in 2023 teams need visual collaboration. The problem is, uncertain times mean teams are asked to do more with less. There are leaner teams, leaner budgets and unfortunately, the price tags for many of the leading visual collaboration tools...

Inside 2023: The Future of Work

As teams continue to adapt to hybrid and remote work, the past year has been all about finding ways to satisfy both company and employee needs, particularly in a market where workers face a low cost of switching jobs and a global job market. However, with the threat of an economic recession looming, layoffs and cost cutting mean companies have had to...

InVision + Figma: A perfect match

Modern product teams have access to some powerful tools which can speed up the creation of new customer experiences, regardless of their working location. But friction can occur if work is scattered across multiple platforms, or even in the same platform, if it’s buried in unorganized lists of links. Our recent webinar, InVision + Figma: A perfect...

What if that Twitter HQ architecture review was a Freehand?

On Nov 19, 2022 at 4:28 AM Elon Musk tweeted that he was leaving a late night code review session at Twitter HQ with photos to prove it. When our engineering team here at InVision saw this, right away we started to wonder, could that meeting have been run with a Freehand? If it was, it would have ensured inclusivity regardless of whether people are...

Meredith Black on the evolving nature of DesignOps

Meredith Black, co-founder of DesignOps Assembly, is our very first return guest to the Design Better Podcast. We first spoke to her in 2018, when she was the head of DesignOps for Pinterest.  A lot has changed since then, not least of which is the increasing number of DesignOps roles. As Meredith said:  “There was barely anybody in the role…we were...

Supercharge Collaboration with Polls, Spinners, This or That, Color Swatches and Charts — all in Freehand

Maybe you’re like us here at InVision. Sometimes you just need a quick and simple way to get an answer, show a concept or assign an owner when you’re collaborating in a Freehand. That’s exactly why we built these widgets. They’re a quick, simple way to accomplish your tasks, to run better and more interactive meetings, and get everyone involved. They’re...

Connect your workflows: Slack and Google Calendar, now integrated with Freehand

Teams far and wide have been witness to the collaborative power of InVision’s Freehand. It’s the place to run more inclusive and effective team meetings, brainstorm, and do collaborative (messy) work as a team. But in a world where work is becoming more asynchronous, crossing time zones and borders, it’s crucial that everyone knows when there are critical...

8 templates to create an effective action plan

We’ve all been there — about to embark on a project, but unsure where to start. You know you need to create a plan, a roadmap of how you’ll achieve your end result, but with all the moving pieces, it can feel overwhelming to begin. That’s where Freehand templates come in. These eight templates help you break down your vision into actionable next steps. ...

Run better design reviews and keep feedback all in one place with Freehand + Figma

Freehand makes work more connected, creative, inclusive, and impactful. With the InVision plug-in, users can do all of their design work in Figma but collaborate cross-functionally directly within Freehand.  Keep the collaboration going—without anyone needing to jump into your design files. Create, test, and develop new ideas; unify and connect team...

7 seasons of lessons in collaboration — all in one book

Effective collaboration is difficult, especially in an era where teams are increasingly faced with the challenges of remote and hybrid work. Over the course of the past seven seasons of the Design Better Podcast, my co-host Aarron Walter and I have learned innumerable lessons about collaboration and creativity from brilliant creators and thinkers like...

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