Why doesn't invision focus on actually making their main product better instead of spreading themselves thin over a bunch of peripheral stuff that only weakens public perception of their brand?
I couldn't agree more. I had to block them on all my social media accounts between the grandstanding and hype I couldn't see anything that mattered. Invision Studio spam was the last straw.
If they cared about UX as much as they care about telling you they care about UX they wouldn't need a design blog
I second that. Seems like they so obsessed with becoming a one-stop shop that they forgot about what they're really good at: being the go-to tool for fast, screen-to-screen prototypes.
Can't upvote this enough. All the hype around the rockstar designers, boutique studios and so on has to stop, it jumped the shark a long time ago!
What I really want is InvisionApp to not be absolutely dog slow. Can't believe how long it takes them to load a couple of PNGs in a browser, even with a fast computer and internet connection.
It's like they got bored with their core product and decided to do a bunch of other stuff instead. Not even going to attempt to use Studio in any serious way until they can get things running faster.
They didn't get bored, they got a shitload of funding.
They are basically a digital product startup, but they are very much focused on visual design, marketing, branding and sales, even more than the core products. They have 700 employees working remotely, and raised total $235M from seven rounds of fundings. Reminds me of many startups that are gone now.
You guys remember when InVision was a product company and not a lifestyle brand?
I was just thinking “you know what Invision really needs? more content marketing”
my inbox is 90% full of "Clark from Invision" emails
There aren't enough lol's in the universe to convey how much this made me lol.
same here...Clarissa's comment just made my day
That's the main reason why most people I know don't use it. When you spend that much on marketing, you're probably not spending enough on your dev work.
Just give it a rest already, Invision guys!
No RSS feed... not a blog IMHO.
Still waiting for Invision V7...
I needed "spaces" like, 3 years ago.
Interesting layout. The promotional CTA at the bottom is bit exaggerated tough but I guess it is part of the strategy.
I had a weird sales call with them this week. "Do you want to pay way more for encryption and stuff like that?"
Do we want advanced encryption for the screenshots we upload to your platform that become garbage literally the moment a feature goes to QA? SIGN. US. UPPPP!
For many teams, this would be an essential feature. If you're ever working on a highly visible, confidential or sensitive product, those mocks are much more than just mocks (they're product direction), and they can't be leaked.
Almost every prominent product company will require platforms like InVision to have advanced encryption before they can even get in the door. It may not be useful to you, but it's certainly not a joke feature.
Thanks for being reasonable.
This is a fair point. To me the cost for simply security was the thing that struck me as funny—since most security has to be at a base-level (tokens and signatures like JWT for example need almost 100% buy in to actually work). Fair point though.
Y'all, don't forget that there are actual people behind the usernames of those who designed and built this site. There are considerate ways to construct feedback that are both candid and kind.
Whilst I totally agree with your message. I don't think any of this is unkind, I think it's just honest feedback about a service that most of us here pay good money for.
The level of kindness in these messages is subjective, which is why I cannot say definitively that "that was mean" or "that was rude", but I get the sense that if the designer, developer, writer, or marketer were sitting in front of us and we were giving them feedback on their work we would word it in a more considerate and balanced way.
My point is that the people actually read the feedback we leave here. Not just InVision employees but there are employees of other orgs that come to DN and read the feedback we leave on their work. I believe we should be more thoughtful about the feedback we leave here.
Man if someone is offended by anything in this thread they would last 5 minutes in an ad agency haha.
Sure but I've read this page up until this point and everything I have read is civil and not ad hominem at all.
Cool layout but do I really care to see videos that are over a year old? No thanks.
scroll down a little bit, then click on the search button in the header, then close the search bar and voila! you're taken to the top of the article for no reason!
Would love to see the research you conducted that lead you to believe your resources should be directed to redesigning your blog instead of focussing on the product your users pay for which has been left neglected.