Introducing InVision Studio(

over 5 years ago from Stephen Olmstead, Design Partnerships @ InVision App

  • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, over 5 years ago

    Hey DN friends- I’m beyond excited to share the announcement of our future-focused, screen design tool: InVision Studio. After nearly two years of development by a dedicated team of 40+, it’s safe to say that Studio has been one of our largest, longest, and most intense undertakings to date. Every facet of the tool has been meticulously and lovingly crafted for designers by designers.

    Here are a few of the guiding objectives that have driven the maturation of InVision Studio into the full-blown, modern screen design tool we’re announcing today. We wanted to…

    • Fix disconnected design workflows by unifying many separate functions under one tool
    • Focus on supporting adaptive, intelligent layouts to fully embrace responsive design
    • Incorporate both rapid prototyping and advanced animations natively in one tool
    • Make design systems native and easier to update as a single source of truth for teams
    • Build on top of our existing cloud-based workflow for frictionless real-time collaboration and feedback
    • Provide best-in-class desktop solutions for both Mac and Windows
    • Grow an extensive third-party app ecosystem through an open platform and storefront

    InVision Studio

    We’ve been using Studio internally for some time now and its completely changed the way we work; we can’t wait to get it into your hands! We’ll be hosting a series of live events in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Berlin, and Amsterdam beginning next week and leading up to launch. We’ll also be post a host of examples and videos so that you can see Studio in action prior to release.

    If you have any questions at all feel free to drop them in the comments here and we’ll do our best to answer and bring clarity wherever possible. Looking forward to kicking of this journey together with you all 2018!

    41 points
    • Greg Warner, over 5 years ago

      Well this looks promising. Looking forward to hearing more details down the road!

      3 points
    • Xaris Rattas, over 5 years ago

      This made my day :) Looking forward to give it a try!

      2 points
    • Suganth SSuganth S, over 5 years ago

      Please, showcase your product better. Fix your website

      The world doesn't need scroll jacking anymore. My browser was so sluggish that I just wanted to close the tab and immediately give this feedback.

      I was quite impressed with the video for the Studio. More than that product, I was genuinely interested in the ecosystem you guys have made. But the website just turned all my interest off immediately. It just felt like a Dribbble trend painstakingly engineered to give your visitors a bad experience.

      More than that, I was genuinely feeling lost. What is part of screenshot/what is part of a website, what are the call to actions and what are those numbers that come in the middle and why are they needed?

      I don't want to give your new competitor(Sketch) as an example for how to showcase your product, but I couldn't resist. Looking at their (new) site, I feel I could trust them because somehow the site comes off as transparent and open. Same way how I felt about the product 3 years ago. It's so simple that the design itself doesn't ask for too much attention compared to the product.

      I know there are designers/product people/engineers who put heart and soul into this site and product and want to see the best launch, and my only feedback here is that there is still some more time to make the best out of this launch!

      45 points
      • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, over 5 years ago

        Hey Suganth- appreciate the candid feedback here! Today is our announcement only- we'll be launching in January with lots of more updates and expanded site. Opportunity to continue learning and improving! Have a great day! :)

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        • Arturo Rios Gutierrez, over 5 years ago

          To me, both the video and the website allowed me to understand the story you guys want to tell very clearly. I really enjoyed it. Congratulations to the whole team and I am looking forward to reading you on Medium/Invision blog someday about the struggles and victories you had over the 2 years of development. :)

          4 points
        • T S, over 5 years ago

          The product video was wonderful! :)

          However, I have to jump in with the other people here - the website was a total let down.

          I am running Intel Core i7 6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, and 16GB of RAM and the experience was anything but smooth on latest Google Chrome on Windows. I can play top of the line games on maximum settings, but a website did not work for me, which is a shame.

          If I think about design, then usability is the first thing that comes into mind. The video was flashy enough and I am sure it made most people go: "Whoa!"

          The website in this case should showcase the software in a simple yet beautiful way. Stripe comes to mind.

          Looking forward to the updates.

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      • Juan HerreraJuan Herrera, over 5 years ago

        Yeah. I just saw a bunch of images flying at me at a very low framerate (am on a 2016 MBP) and no clear element to focus on. The video did a better job to explain the product.

        That said, it looks good and am curious about it; but I don't see a real reason to potentially switch from Sketch/Figma. ¯\(ツ)

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      • Remus Baltariu, over 5 years ago

        I am on the same page. I'm on an iMac 2015 and I can't say I had a good experience scrolling the website. Beside the jacked scrolling thing, I was overwhelmed by what info, what images fly, get in-out. Like was mentioned, the video does a great job showcasing the product, but the website, kind of not.

        Anyway, super-pumped about this one. I'm waiting for it since the teaser with the animation tool back in 2015-2016. Looking forward to new sneak peeks and why not, beta-testing.

        Congrats team @ InVision!

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      • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, over 5 years ago

        I second this. Love the InVision product and how far you've reached, there's no need for this flashy landing page — just show us the product, you already got our attention.

        This kind of communication hurts more than it helps at this point.

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      • Dan SimDan Sim, over 5 years ago

        +1 I'd have a lot more faith in the performance of the product if the promo page wasn't animating at a couple of frames a second.

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    • Nathan NNathan N, over 5 years ago

      Any word on pricing? Is it included with a regular subscription? I would love you forever if it was buy to own. Even if it cost $500usd.

      1 point
      • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, over 5 years ago

        Hey Nathan- will be announcing more on the pricing front in the near future. The high level tease here is that pricing will be related to collaboration-specific features. Delivering a premium product at accessible price points is a big priority. I think you'll be happy when we expound on this closer to launch. :)

        3 points
        • Nathan NNathan N, over 5 years ago

          This sounds like great news, especially in light of my previous comment. Looking forward to trying it out.

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    • Yamill Vallecillo, over 5 years ago

      This is exciting.

      Any chance that this tool will support Dynamic Buttons? Ability to change the text inside the button and it will automatically resize?

      2 points
    • Lucian .esLucian .es, over 5 years ago

      Congrats! Thanks so much for listening to the community and putting all the effort to launch awesome tools.

      Somehow this caught me by surprise but can't say I wasn't expecting InVision to take over and hopefully Studio meets our high expectations (:


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    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 5 years ago

      No love for the southeast US? Orlando? Atlanta? Miami? Design companies don't seem realize we have three large art colleges in the area (SCAD, Ringling, Miami International University of Art & Design), and all have illustration / prototyping classwork. And the tech scene is hopping in the Tampa Bay area. We have MalwareBytes, Microsoft, Brave People, etc.

      Stephen consider taking a trip to paradise?

      1 point
      • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, over 5 years ago

        I'd love that Brian. :) We had to pick a few cities to start with that have high densities of designers for max exposure/opp. That being said we'll continue to have more events like this (themed more on training and hands-on) post launch as well.

        As an a native Arizonan coming from a company that's fully distributed with folks living all over the globe I 100% feel you on this. I wish we could be in EVERY city on this tour. Keep an eye out though we'll be dropping in more Studio-specific events as time rolls on so that we can blanket as many locales as possible.

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    • Gil Greenberg, over 5 years ago

      Hi Stephen, where can we signup/learn more about the live events (im in nyc) ?

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    • Account deleted over 5 years ago

      This is just another Sketch clone. It doesn't bring any new value to our workflow. There is a nice good comment in the first post, that is what we need. Not this. Sorry.

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    • Zsolt Istvan, over 5 years ago

      This is very exciting!

      Would be keen to attend a live event and surprised you listed NY, SF, Seattle, Boston, Berlin, Amsterdam. And not London???

      Wondering if because of Brexit?! :)

      Ok, seriously, why not inlcude London?

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      • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, over 5 years ago

        Hey Zsolt- London was on our initial target list (would still like to get it back on there if we can) but a few complicating factors made it difficult. Keep an eye on the main studio site as well as here: We have a good chunk of product team in your area so regardless of whether we can hit it with these events you'll def have more opps to see it / play with it there soon. :)

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    • Max K, over 5 years ago

      Hey Stephen, a few quick questions. Support cmd+arrows to resize objects? A setting to only select layers that are entirely within the bounds of the selection rectangle? ESC to unselect everything (Sketch on ESC selects the artboard an this drives me crazy)? Copy and paste styles?

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