How we make remote collaboration work

Notion

I fell in love with Notion the first time I saw it: featured on a few screenshots of Monzo’s company handbook at the JAM design conference. Notion makes real-time collaboration possible, which benefits a remote team. It’s accessible via URLs or a desktop app. Organisation within the tool is insanely good — it’s so easy to find files and notes. You can create checklists, tables and tree structures within a page. Also, Figma (our design tool of choice) can be embedded within Notion.

  • Press cmd/ctrl + ] to go forward a page.

The three-minute Slack call

Here’s the scenario: you have a quick question to ask your remote colleague but it’s just so much easier to explain verbally rather than writing a message. That’s where the three-minute Slack call comes in. It’s OK to cut to the chase.

Miro boards

Real-time collaboration benefits a team that is located in three different cities. Our digital infinite whiteboard canvases on Miro are accessible anywhere via a URL and they enable our team to create user flows, annotate, add post-its, colour-code and label — all within the tool.

Figma

  • Figma has been a game-changer for our team. This design tool is where we do design exploration, client demos, prototyping and developer handovers — all in one. I’ve started using it for presentations as well after seeing the guys at Deliveroo deliver their Design System presentation all in Figma at the Design Systems conference.

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