Introducing InVision Studio(

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

  • 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! :)

      3 points
      • 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.

        1 point
    • 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)

      1 point
    • 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!

      0 points
    • 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.

      0 points
    • 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.

      0 points