Discuss.io is a new way to conduct design reviews and collect feedback.
From typography to color selection, design is all about communicating ideas and eliciting emotion. The feedback received from their clients and coworkers is critical to the success of a design.
Discuss.io helps designers capture and organize feedback, making the review process significantly more effective and less painful.
Draw visual annotations directly onto the image to specify exactly elements on the design.
Each design gets a short url that can easily be shared anywhere (email, twitter or IM).
Have a client on the phone? See the comments and annotations appear in real time as it's added.
Have one single reference point for all feedback instead of having to sift through multiple email threads.
I was working remotely from Toronto for a startup in San Francisco and frequently had to provide feedback on design screenshots. It was a painful process.
Each design review always ended with an email thread with 30+ replies. Over email it was always difficult to figure out which part of the design was being referenced ("try making the button larger" - "which button exactly?" (1 day later) "the one on the top right of the header").
On top of that, I noticed the same feedback was being repeated by different people. Designers needed a better way to collect feedback.
Dan is a designer and ruby/js developer who is the founder of CareLogger and was UX designer at LearnHub. He helped with the design and development of the original Discuss.io app. He blogs about design, programming and startups at dmix.ca.
Jennie and Henry are the founders of Bento Miso, a wonderful little coworking space in Toronto. Their support and advice has been invaluable.
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