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Ten learnings from a UX Researcher
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?
First Month Community Recap 🚀
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
Brainstorm your brainstorm
I’ve recently came across the article on effective brainstorming techniques on Medium - https://medium.com/taking-note/effective-brainstorming-techniques-c84a1158134d. Top highlight: In any brainstorm, there’s usually a handful of people who do most of the talking, while others only pipe up when asked to share. I wonder, what are the golden rules of brainstorming sessions for you and your team?
EMEA V-MUG04: Working remotely, successfully | Recap
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
Tom Solid's Presentation of Stickies Capture
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
Best Miro approach for Screenwriting?
Hello friends, I was turned on to Miro by hearing on a Podcast that a tv writers room used it to track their story outline. After starting my own account, I see vast potential, but am a little lost on what functions would be best suited, so looking for some suggestions. Basically what would be nice, would be to have a ‘index card’ system… or maybe more of a linear timeline thing, where you can add scenes, rearrange them, and if you pull one out - they all slide down to cover the hole. Any ides or links to tutorials would be helpful! Alex
Podcasts! What are you listening to?TGIF
Hey everyone! Brittni here So happy it’s Friday! I am a podcast junkie and during this quarantine I’ve been listening to so many podcasts and even listening to old episodes of some of my favorites. I listen to podcasts more than I listen to music now which is crazy for me. I’m even starting my own podcast with my friend since highschool (everyone has a podcast ) Here’s just a sample of what I’m listening to: How Did This Get Made (Best Episode...Monkey Shines) Pod Save America RedHanded Newcomers: Star Wars, with Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer Comedy Bang Bang Lovett or Leave it In Voorhees We Trust with Gourley and Rust In Myers We Trust with Gyers and Rust Pod Save the World B*tch Sesh Any other podcast junkies out there? What are you listening to?
Objectives Template - active bars to show priorities
Hi community! I like to share a trick to show and easily manage a set of bars on Miro. For example, I use it in workshops together with my clients to define Objectives & KPIs for Digital Strategy. All the elements on the board are locked except the rectangles (horizontal and vertical) that you could stretch until arrive at the level you want. Here is a public board to see an example: BTW, this board should be also a good template for Miro users (beyond the bar function). Cheers, Mauro
Remote Working and the Coronavirus
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!
Miro for coaching and systemic consulting to solve problems with/for clients
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
You're Invited! Join our virtual event & learn more about Miro's community developments - Leave us your questions/feedback!
Hi Everyone! Myself and Miro’s first official North American User Leader, @Jonathan White, are hosting a virtual event on Miro User Groups: Insights and introduction into our User Led Events & Community Management. We invite and encourage all of our awesome community members to join, April 29th 4pm PST! We’ll be doing a deep dive on our roadmap, mission, and other exciting developments for our events and user leader program. You can RSVP and learn more about the event here! Ahead of the event, we wanted to gather any and all questions and feedback you may have on what you’d like from our community events as we continue to scale our program. What kind of events would you like to see (workshops, demos, presentations, AMAs)? What kind of speakers would you like to hear from (agile coaches, product developers, designers, etc)? Overall, what would you most like to take from a virtual event (knowledge sharing, networking, etc)? Jon and I are hoping to spotlight some of your questions a
We love Miro so much, we created a video about it!
, all! As I’m sure is the case for many of you, Miro has led to fundamental improvements in my team collaboration, for the better. At Crema, it set a new standard for how quickly a tool could be adopted and loved by everyone. In this video, George Brooks and myself discuss what we love about Miro. If you like this type of content, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get notified when part two is available. What do you love about Miro? How has it impacted your teams and workflows?
What are your challenges working remotely, and how do you overcome them?
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
Kiron's Miro story - it's been a great first month!
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
🏆 Community Sticker Pack Contest
Hi Miro Community, I’m very excited to share that our emojis app now also includes stickers, giving you another way to react and share how you feel! All Miro users can use stickers to react to a teammate’s work on the board, communicate thoughts during a meeting, or to create more exciting board designs. Now you have a way to give a teammate high-five for a job well done, even if you’re on a different continent. Best of all, we're also launching a Community Sticker Pack Contest where any Miro user can submit stickers. This is a great opportunity for us to co-create together and expand the stickers library so that eventually you can find a relevant sticker for any situation ─ whether that’s celebrating success as a team or giving a colleague a tap on their back when they need it the most. HOW IT WORKS We invite all Miro users to send sticker packs through this form and collectively we will choose sticker packs that will be uploaded ─ each with the names of the sticker pack and auth
Using Miro for online Design Sprints
Hello I am part of the team that organise the annual innovationfestival.org This event will be an online event this year and I am looking at how we can transition our 4 / 5 day design sprints online. Would anyone be willing to share their experience and ideas around best practice around running Design Sprints using Miro? Do you have any specific tips to our users who are perhaps new to online cooperation. Many thanks Craig Stanley
Comments - Any procedures or ideas to keep a handle on them?
I love the comment function in Miro. Tagging people or the entire board works great when you want to draw someone’s attention to a specific area of the board. It’s great that you can hide comments, resolve comments, and view only comments that you are tagged in. Still, when I work with my teams, the comments quickly get out of control and clutter the board. Hiding all comments is nice, but puts you at risk of missing when someone needs your feedback or input. Many of the comments on my boards are good comments, but they are left as hanging ideas that might never be resolved fully, and so they stay unresolved. Has anyone developed a procedure or guidelines for commenting on a board that prevent comments from getting out of control? Things like: when to comment tagging rules when to resolve a comment moving from comments to action (develop the ideas behind a comment on the board using templates) Some best practices or guidance in the area of commenting would surely be helpful, what do y
Building Miro Plugins is Literally Life Changing: Miro API is 🚀
We’ve been having a blast developing tools for this community on the Miro API/SDK. ‘Blast’ doesn’t capture it… the ability to build tools on top of all the amazing features in Miro is straight-up life changing. The developer docs and sample projects are well put together and make it easy to get started. Its not rocket science -- but the potential feels … astronomical 🤓 ← Miro now | Miro after the creative world discovers the API → What follows is a glimpse into how its been going. We’re about to begin sharing the tools in beta. We’ll keep you posted. Always eager to share what we’ve learned and collaborate with other Miro enthusiasts. I’ll probably post over in the ‘Developer Forum’ a deeper dive into some of the more developer side of things… Miro Plugin Development Project HQ Here’s some screenshots of our development HQ Miro board … don’t mind the mess, if I knew you were coming over I’d have cleaned the place up. The High Level Top left / top: Concept, Glossary and Re
Hi, The brackets/braces shape is not working well for me. For one it doesn’t scale well. And the tip in the middle is barely visible, I wish it looked more like a bracket and was able to scale well. I end up using these arrows instead to create a similar meaning, but that can also be misleading and I often can’t make them look the same. In this video I scale the brackets from small to big. I also show how I add arrows instead and try to recreate the shape.
SF V-MUG Recap
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
When Starting a New Project, What Causes the Most Friction?
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!
Anyone using Miro for Academic Research or Personal Knowledge Management? Looking for inspiration and use cases
Hi all,I’m a knowledge worker.While looking for a good tool to build my Personal Knowledge System (aka Second Brain), someone suggested Miro.I’ve searched a lot, but I wasn’t able to find any use cases related to Academic Research or similar jobs.I see Miro is mainly used for UX Design, meetings and similar.I wonder if and how I could use Miro for complex knowledge, often related to projects.I ask because I’m a visual guy, I really love mind maps, and I see being text only only takes so far when it’s time to learn.
Tip: how to embed Miro board in a responsive web page
Embedded Miro boards are cool, but they’re not responsive. The out-of-the-box HTML embed code for embedding a Miro board on a web page is fixed-size. Your embedded board will look great on a large screen, like a laptop, but not so great on a small screen, like a phone.Here’s a way to embed Miro boards on a responsive web page. I have an example at https://agilesoftwarecourse.org/backlog . It looks great on any device and screen size (as far as I know ).Here’s how to do embed your Miro board on a responsive web page:Get the embed code for your board: The board’s default embed code will look something like this: Copy-paste that HTML into your web page, for example:<iframe width-”768” height=”432” src="https://miro.com/app/live-embed/o9J_l6jHaVU=/?moveToViewport=-1758,-1612,1544,919" frameBorder="0" scrolling="no" allowFullScreen></iframe>Delete the width= and height= parts of the code. Replace them with class="responsive-iframe". Now your HTML will look like this:<iframe
Value Stream mapping - best templates?
Hi- I am new to Miro, yet so far, it is great! Do you have suggestions for the best template for value stream mapping? Initially we thought to use flow chart and build out shapes, yet curious if there is a better template similar to shapes/templates that Visio value stream templates have? Thanks in advance for any ideas!
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