InVision is a cloud-based digital product design platform that helps development professionals and businesses of all sizes create and manage prototypes. It allows users to collaborate, test and experiment with designing templates and ideas on a digital dashboard.
Key features of InVision include presentations, prototype creation, digital whiteboards, wireframing, planning and feedback management. Its Inspect module lets users streamline and automate workflows and prototype development. InVision’s Studio tool offers vector editing, layer styling and animated drawings. It comes with shared design libraries, which help professionals collaborate on instant playback, mirroring mobile devices and editing timelines.
Design System Manager module comprises of library access push/pull changes, brand and UX components and version roll-back. InVision supports integration with Basecamp, JIRA, Teamwork, Trello, DropBox, Slack, Confluence and Microsoft Teams. Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via documentation.
Maria G. Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
It facilitates and reduces the efforts that I have to make to upload my work to the web app for presentations. Making interactive prototypes that are web-based has also made collaboration and user testing easier.
I love the efforts that InVision has made to make their product sync with other programs such as Sketch and Photoshop. The craft plugin has made a lot of my work very easy since I don't have to upload my screens to InVision. The ability to sync, but to also apply and sync hotspots directly from InVision has speed up my work and it's just one less thing to worry about.
Currently the software has some limitations within the web app. I think there has been tremendous efforts to make the product work seamlessly with other apps such as Sketch, but when modifying certain aspects such as animation or hotspots on the web app, there are a lot of limitations as far as what the user can do. These limitations, specifically with the animations, can make designs static for the most part and not very "animated".
Antwort: InVision 13.2.2018
Hi Maria, we are thrilled to hear that InVision improves your workflow and that you enjoy using the product. We noticed you¿re an active InVision user and design enthusiast, and we'd love to discuss inviting you to be a part of our exclusive, invitation-only Community Ambassador program!
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Karen L. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
I've used this for many years and the product features have remained the same since 4 years ago – seems like they've been focusing all their energy into developing Invision Studio (their own competitor/alternative to Sketch app).
It's great for creating clickable prototypes that can be tested in a web browser or mobile. The commenting feature is good for having discussions and making notes on specific mockups/screens for streamlined and organized collaboration.
There's no good way to organize user flows or screens in a project if the project contains over 30 screens. The search/filter and workflow feature is not helpful when I just want to group specific screens together because they pertain to a specific user flow.
Patrick M. Branche: Marketing & Werbung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
We use InVision to design and prototype our website to share with clients and to get full approval. It also has some very nice features for developers, like the ability to hover over a color or font and get the necessary information (sizes, hex colors, etc).
InVision has become our go-to tool for web design. InVision Studio allows you to complete full designs - not just import them from other design tools. My favorite part of this is that designs can be built in a component-based manner. Basically, a button can be created once, then used as many places as necessary. If a change is made to the master at any point, it will update everywhere it was used. Think of it as working much like linking to an image in Illustrator, but the whole design can be built in this manner. Then, onced published, you can prototype the entire tool - linking buttons to subsequent pages, simulating menus opening, etc. It's truly fantastic!
My biggest complaint is that InVision provides a job list - basically all projects you have access to see. Unfortunately, it doesn't include projects other people have shared with you, so you have to be creative in storing links to those projects. For us, we add the design links in our project management tool for each project. Very workable, but it is an irritation if you work in something like an agency setting where a handful of people create projects and share them across the board.
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Museen & Institutionen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 51-200 Mitarbeiter
This tool as the potential to be very good. What I need are easily shared snapshots of a design at a given point which can not be overridden. e.g. This was X design at 14:35 on Thursday. Then we know that we are working with the right design and can inspect it and use it.
It needs to be faster.
Inspect tool is great for giving to developers and asking them to pick colours, spacings etc from a design. There are also prototype functionalities which are very useful.
I find this software so clunky and slow. It takes an age to load, it's so heavy. We actually moan about this in sprint planning when there's an invision link in a ticket.
There are also more pressing issues, such as the difficulty in versioning. Developers don't like it when you add a screenshot because it doesn't reflect the design, but when we reference invision, the design has changed and no longer meets the original scope of the ticket. It's great for designers if they want to be able to update a design at one click of a button in Sketch, but it can cause real arguments and confusion between developers.
Navigation is also slow and confusing, but that might be the way our designers have set it up.
Bruna B. Branche: Buchhaltung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
I worked a lot with invision during college, because we had to create interfaces using adobe illustrator, however, the professors wanted us to show the interfaces running and operating, and as we needed to present it, we did work with invision to create a prototype and present it as the professors were our clients.
During my regular job, the design team used to build mockups for websites and apps and I coordinated them.
What Ilike best about this software is that it's easy to use for all kinds of projects, either for designers, webdesigners, developers who want to share an idea without having to work on many lines of codes. It's possible to prototype entire interfaces, making them interactive without having to build from scratch the final product.
Some features are exclusively for paid subscribers and maybe there could be a promotion or a student subscription.