In remote-first, globally distributed workplaces, getting everyone on the same page can be super challenging.
Without face-to-face interactions, we lack the necessary visual context to express complex ideas, brainstorm new initiatives, or collaborate in real-time.
Traditional text-based communication just doesn’t cut it; they lack the visual cues essential to fully capture and communicate the nuances of an innovative concept.
Outcome? Lack of context, misunderstandings, and delays in idea implementation.
To address these challenges, we decided to create a native whiteboard and visual collaboration tool inside IdeaScale where you can bring your ideas to life with visual diagrams and mind maps, pair ideas with tasks for clarity, and seamlessly push them into the IdeaScale innovation workflow—as simple as that.
So, we’re absolutely delighted to announce the launch of our latest innovation tool – IdeaScale Whiteboard. As the latest addition to our IdeaScale Innovation Management Platform, the Whiteboard is a native visual collaboration platform that will ridiculously simplify the way our users brainstorm, collaborate online, and implement their ideas within IdeaScale.
How IdeaScale Whiteboard Works
The central idea? Think, sketch, task, and then seamlessly push it into your existing innovation workflow. Now, let’s dig a little deeper to see exactly what you and your team can accomplish with Whiteboard.
1. Connect, collaborate, and create — together anytime, anywhere
Designed with distributed teams in mind, IdeaScale Whiteboard allows you to brainstorm, ideate, and collaborate together in real-time or asynchronously. Mouse tracking features let you see where team members are working on the board so that you can discuss or share real-time feedback with live chat.
2. Make Your Ideas Pop with Visual Elements — Diagrams, Flows, Maps, and Boards
Simply drag and drop shapes, sticky notes, and custom images onto the infinite canvas to create a visual story. A visual narrative always stands out in collaborative settings because it provides a richer context, helping your team understand the context and engage with your idea more effectively.
3. Turn Abstract Ideas to Actionable Projects with Kanban Tasks
You can also link tasks to your ideas right inside the canvas. This allows you to turn your abstract ideas into actionable projects and track their progress. Next up, add descriptions, due dates, assignees, and more to each task card for a complete task management experience inside the Whiteboard.
4. Connect Your Visual Ideas to Your Existing Innovation Workflow
Lastly, once your idea is fleshed out, you can submit it as an idea on IdeaScale, link your whiteboard to an existing campaign idea, or push the idea to your current project management software. We’re excited to announce that this is still an upcoming feature, set to release by the end of Q3 2023. Stay tuned!
Our Vision for IdeaScale Whiteboard
With IdeaScale Whiteboard, we aim to create a native visual collaboration or ideation tool right inside IdeaScale. So, over the next few months, we plan to add even more features that will make it easier for users to move back and forth between IdeaScale and the Whiteboard. This way, you and your team can brainstorm collaboratively in real-time, create actionable visual projects, and implement them faster with richer contexts — all from a single platform.
Please note that we’ve initiated a free trial for IdeaScale Whiteboard for a limited time only. All the data you create during this free trial will be preserved until the end of Q3 2023. After the trial period ends, all logins and data will become inaccessible, and IdeaScale Whiteboard will only be accessible through IdeaScale credentials for native users only.
Get IdeaScale Whiteboard for Free Today
To help you hit the ground running, the Whiteboard comes with a wide range of ready-to-use templates. Whether you’re brainstorming, planning a project, or mapping out strategy, we’ve got you covered with tried-and-test innovation templates and use cases. Feel free to explore our template library and choose one that fits your needs.
We’re genuinely excited to see the innovative ideas that you’ll bring to life with IdeaScale Whiteboard. It’s a whole new way to share ideas and make them happen, and we think you’re going to love it.
Visit our website to start your free trial of IdeaScale Whiteboard today.
Here’s to a new era of visual collaboration with IdeaScale Whiteboard.