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On Thursday, April 9th Can Wang and Mariana Almeida from the global freelance organization, Upwork, graciously presented our first ever San Francisco chapter V-MUG on Remote Problem Solving and Ideation. Can is a UX designer and Mariana is a user researcher, together they shared their expertise on how they manage remote distributive work, ideate, and strategize as product developers. The event showcased an introduction to Upwork, a presentation on how to effectively ideate, and a workshop of a mock ideation/brainstorming session with the audience participants. Check out the event recording below! If you’d like to check out more of our upcoming events please check out events.miro.com. As our event community grows we’d love to get your feedback! If you have any feedback, ideas, or questions please reply to this post. If you’re interested in learning more on how to become a User Leader and/or speaker at an upcoming event please reach out to me at email@example.com!
Hey there, Most companies switched to work-from-home mode several weeks ago. We’ve already shared a lot of resources on remote collaboration tips & tricks in a public whiteboard wiki showed our WFH workspace (add yours!) discussed how we begin and end our work days. But let’s discuss the challenges of working remotely. What bothers you most of all? Anything that you have already overcome? Or maybe remote work is just fine for you? Share your thoughts in the comments, and let’s address those challenges together with the community. For example, my biggest challenge is overworking. I simply can’t understand when I should switch off - my laptop is just in front of me, why not to check Slack, email inbox, or complete a task from the backlog? What works for me (well, I’m trying) close Slack (or at least turn off the notifications and set myself away) at a set time have something scheduled for the evening (a Zoom call with friends or I plan to make dinner) clock off (I mean I finish
NEXT and Miro come together to make the 'new normal' a better normal. Our goal with this partnership is to remove any friction from the user experience, so the end users don't feel like they are switching between multiple solutions when trying to get work done. Details: https://blog.collaborne.com/miro-next-creating-the-future-of-business-design-and-its-remote-35e8a371ecd4
How do I love Miro - let me count the ways My story with Miro begins, like many others, shortly after COVID-19 started to rear its ugly head in Canada. I am senior consultant working for a small project management and agile training and consulting boutique firm in Toronto, and till a month back all of our course were delivered in-person. I don’t actually know how my boss ended up picking Miro rather than some other platform, but I’m very glad that he did pick it. We run a dozen or so public and corporate courses and over the past month my colleagues and I have spent most of our time transforming our exercises from the physical world to the virtual canvas. For some courses, this has been relatively easy whereas for others where we were using Lego bricks and other tactile materials, it took a lot of imagination. We have only delivered a handful of courses so far but the preliminary feedback from learners has been very encouraging and I can see us continuing to offer live virtual cours
Hi, I’m running a virtual event using Miro where we will give our client a virtual tour of our latest digital tools. There will be about 5 virtual tech stands on the board and a presentation at each one explaining what the tools do. I will help the clients navigate around the board. How can I include the clients more and get them to interact live with the person running the presentation about the tool? I’d really appreciate some ideas. Thanks.
Hey Miro Community, Can you believe it has only been one month since our launch of the Miro Online Community?! Many thanks to each and every one of you for sharing your expertise, asking questions, helping your peers and becoming more and more successful with Miro. So, it’s time for our first results! As of today, we have 1100 registered members, 285 topics created and 625 replies! These are some amazing milestones for our growing online community and we couldn’t have done this without all of you. What are the most popular categories so far? Ask the Community (aka Miro How-tos) Wish List Developer Forum Most popular discussions: Thread for teachers 🎓 Miro for minor tasks Current project in Miro Go check them out! As you know, this platform was launched for you. You can’t even imagine how happy we are at Miro when we see that you connect, collaborate, and co-create here in the community. We are proud of you! So, who has been the most active during this mo
Remote work and WFH is certainly growing as countries keep safe from COVID19. A lot of folks are new to working from home. I also know that a lot of Miro users have been doing this for years! So for those seasoned experts out there… How do you “switch on” to begin your work day? How do you “switch off” at the end of your work day? Personally I don’t like working from home because I have a hard time staying focused. So I need to keep routine to “switch on” and start my work day. Get dressed in my work-casual clothes, designate a specific work area, open the computer and turn on a podcast. Switching off at the end of the day has always been easy. Once I clock out and physically close the laptop, my brain knows exactly how to divide work from home life
Hello, I would like to share a video of Tom Solid, who is founder of PaperlessMovement. He shows what the Stickies Capture in comparission with the Post-it-App can do: Guess who the winner is? I know what I can do with this feature but after this video I was impressed. Thank you at miro for creating this!!! Michael
Recently, I’ve been exploring some of the major anxieties that startup companies have. Now, I am led to the question that I think a lot of us have answers to… When starting a new project, what causes the most friction? I’m in the tech industry (mobile apps), which means things keep changing and keeping up with new devices and software makes my job harder. On the other hand, it is the reason I have a job and I love what I do! More specifically, I use Miro to keep organized when I need to manage a change in app logic or update software from one version to the next. But some teams in my office don’t want to use Miro! Which can cause FRICTION!
I’m taking the time to create my BUJO in Miro. I’m a visual person and miss having things laid out infront of me. My tiny bedroom studio in Belgium has shrunk my useable space for work planning. I miss my big wall, I miss my studio. Miro solved my problem by allowing me to spread out and take the space i need to create my mental maps.
Hey everyone! Brittni here to give you a short recap of yesterday’s EMEA V-MUG I know all of us are figuring out the best ways to work remotely these days and so lucky for us we had the amazing Lisette Southerland author of Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely — Successfully — for Individuals, Teams, and Managers give us some pointers. We learned how to set boundaries, the current state of remote work and the future of remote work. We also got to participate in a breakout room session and use Miro’s awesome voting feature. Check out the video recording! Here are some questions from the V-MUG. Feel free to chime in! Which virtual office tools would you recommend? What virtual team building activities interest you? Additional resources: Focus on this podcast Remote Working Success toolkit
A great story by a UX Researcher at Uber where she shares ten important lessons she learned while working for the company: Think globally Assess and prioritize Get out there (get into the user’s context) Get creative with your methods Bring stakeholders into the field Experiment with new methods of sharing insights Collaborate cross-functionally Expect the unexpected Reflect, recover…and then act Never “I”, always “we” What would you add to the list? Speaking about cross-functional collaboration, which teams do you usually work with?
My team is building Karma: peer recognition and appreciation tool for remote teams. Due to the Covid situation globally, we’ve been getting 3x more new registrations than usual. We had to make sure the product development keeps up with such crazy pace. Our product team has started using Miro for documentation. Keeping product design notes accompanied by the visuals and screenshots on Miro helped us to speed the internal communications drastically. This is just the beginning, but I, as a founder, feel very positive about the whole Miro Wiki experience for now. Will keep you posted. Thanks!
Join us April 22nd for ATX Virtual Miro User Group: Moms Making It Work From Home. We’ll have an amazing panel of mothers who work remotely and now have kids at home all day due to school closings because of recent events. We’ll touch on various topics, such as Setting expectation with work and family Supporting your kids’ needs Managing as a single parent ...and finding the silver lining in it all Panelist: Jerra Murphy from GM Danya Keach from Upwork Megan Pinchback from Dyslexia on Deman Tanya Junell from Blue Label Labs Moderator: @Brittni from Miro Though we’re based in Austin, TX, anyone worldwide is welcome to join in on the conversation! RSVP Today: https://events.miro.com/e/m5wppq/
Now more than ever, our community needs connection, time and space to share stories to make sense out of what's happening now and how it will play out in a year from now. Join Miro User Group Leaders, @Natalie Mandriko and @Michael Luchen for our first D.C. Miro User Group on Tuesday April 7th @ 6p EDT! They'll have Four Hewes using Miro to facilitate an interactive experience for all attendees! Join in from any location and timezone as we: -Consider the challenges we've found ourselves in over the recent weeks. -Discuss how we might move forward with the help of a virtual board to facilitate our conversations. -Look at our path forward with a strategic lens of what benefits this direction could mean a year from now. Remember this is a virtual event so even if you're not from the D.C. area you are welcome! RSVP Today!https://events.miro.com/e/mndtdz/
Hi, Our customer experience team is a cross-office and semi-remote team. We were struggling to document concepts, host conversations, write feedback and showing the whiteboard during virtual meetings. That’s how we landed on Miro. I started experimenting with miro as a central location to host tangible deliverables when working with a development team. Anything from the project scope, UX workshops, mapping out workflows, wireframes, and mockups. It became the sharing point when meeting with project managers, fellow designers, and developers. It solves all of the problems I mentioned earlier. We were able to document early-stage concepts using stickies. We were able to provide feedback, having back and forth conversations virtually using the comments, which was especially useful when working across time zones. The biggest difference it made, was that we could brainstorm, and point to visuals all in one central location. When “whiteboarding” ideas in the office the virtual attendees
Hi everyone, I am Michael. Since the 1990th i am a passionate MindMapper who loves to work graphic-oriented and loves everything wich helps to simplify complicated things. Last year i discovered miro: A colleague asked me if i can join her online consulting to test her system. It was a good web-based consulting system, but it has a lot of not so good things: It was in a graphical way based on a 1990th design It was not enough customizable for consulting and coaching needs It should offer something template-made wich can easyli shown up for individual consulting settings It should have pictures in it (i love to work with pictures) and i want not to buy a lot of pictures for the whole settings So i searched a whole 4 days and i found miro. I started my free-account and hey: Over 200.000 best quality pictures Icons The ability to drag documents Arrows to connect something FreeText And whooohoooohooo: Stickies Even in the free account a lot to offer … but then: The consultant account: I w
Hi all! I’m wondering how all of you are faring with the uptick in remote work and using Miro as a central tool with distributed work efforts. I wrote an article about all the activity I’m seeing, and wondering if anyone here is experiencing the same:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/worlds-remote-moment-here-robert-skrobe/ Looking forward to hearing from you!
The San Francisco chapter of Miro's User Group (MUG) is hosting a virtual miro user group! We're teaming up with Can Wang and Mariana Almeida from Upwork to discuss problem solving and ideation strategy in product development and how their tackling their users needs! Join us virtually wherever you are on April 9th at 2pm PST for fun collaborative workshop and presentation https://events.miro.com/events/details/miro-san-francisco-presents-sf-v-mug-using-miro-for-remote-problem-solving-ideation/#/
Hey everyone! Yesterday we had a fun and interactive V-MUG session where we talked about….BRAINS! Okay, well not exactly. @Jeremy Pollack, Solution Principal at Slalom Consulting and Miro’s very own Customer Success Guru, Iris Latour let us in on how their Miro boards encompass an entire project and evolve from planning to ideation to final products all in one commonplace to create a second brain! Check out the video recording! Here are some questions from the V-MUG. Feel free to chime in! How would you characterize your corporate culture - pre-Miro and post Miro - any changes/differences? Two part question, how do you index your ideas and how do you show the relationship between those indexed ideas?
Last week was the first for our product-dev teams working fully remote! So many adjustments! From our home workspaces, to communication, to coffee-making, lots of routines now look different. On Friday, when we ran the retrospective, we used Mad Sad Glad framework to share our emotions about the new order. Team was mad and sad about things like slow internet speed at home, an unstable working day, too little movement compared to going outside and walking around the office, the uncertainty, and having to cook instead of having snacks at the office But most votes were around the cluster of communication: low level of personal face-to-face communication is new for us, and we miss good old water cooler and coffee chats Though we are replacing them with Zoom coffee chats! Did you read our Ultimate Guide to Remote Work yet? We are learning to work from home together with you
Hey everyone! We just had an amazing live virtual event called Remote Facilitation Best Practices. We shared best-in-class advice, resources and best practices on how to prepare and facilitate remote work sessions, from meetings to workshops. Here’s the Miro Board from yesterday’s event :
Let’s talk Remote Design Sprints! This conversation is open to anyone looking to learn how to organise, prepare and facilitate a Design Sprint with distributed teams. All levels of experience are welcome, whether you’re a versed facilitator or just starting off. Let’s learn from each other, share mistakes, lessons and become better facilitators. Have specific questions in mind about Remote Design Sprints? Let’s talk about them ;)
It's mid-spring, should we talk something pleasant, like User Delight? We have all experienced it: this "wow" moment, this "they already know me" feeling, an extra mile that a great product has walked to delight you. Be it Asana's unicorn, flying across your screen like a shooting star, or Trello's confetti, or Typeform's delightful microcopy—they all make a customer go "oh, coool"! “User delight refers to any positive emotional affect that a user may have when interacting with a device or interface”, says the definition. Yes, we human beings are driven by emotions! Where do these emotions lead though? Well, rumor has it, they can make your product sticky, serve your Net Promoter Score, and eventually help you fight churn. In this superb article by CopyHackers you can find some examples of how other companies added more delight into the mix https://copyhackers.com/2019/08/user-centric-delight-audit-saas/Can you name one delight that you came across in any product you have recently used
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