I first heard of InVision on https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/2017/03/28/software-psychology-with-bjorn-freeman-benson/ (transcript at http://softwareengineeringdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/SED322-InVision.pdf ) and it sounds great but I wanted to hear more from customers, ideally from the open source perspective.
As luck would have it, Richard D. Bartlett from Loomio has already recorded a video in which he demos his use of InVision. Here’s a link to half an hour into his fantastic “Design for Developers” talk:
You can see his slides at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_fXPrVEqPOFlsZ32yBlxchaPWX_RVEAs4KMzGQS3WOE/edit?usp=sharing
This talk is mentioned in an Open Source Design article at http://opensourcedesign.net/2015/11/21/5-steps-to-design-a-ux-that-people-love ( discussion at https://github.com/opensourcedesign/opensourcedesign.github.io/pull/33 ) and Richard has a people page at http://opensourcedesign.net/organization/people/richard-d-bartlett indicating that he’s very much one of us, an open source enthusiast.
I don’t see InVision mentioned in the “Free-as-in-freedom tools for Designer Dev communication and creation” discussion at https://github.com/opensourcedesign/resources/issues/16 but I’ll drop a note there as well.
Does anyone have anything to add to what Richard says about InVision? Does it make sense for open source to use InVision, even though it’s proprietary? Are there any open source alternatives to InVision? What do you think of InVision? Thanks!