Designing for Designers: Building InVision Studio with Tom Giannattasio

User Defenders – UX Design & Personal Growth

By Jason Ogle

Designing for Designers: Building InVision Studio with Tom Giannattasio

Friday, 19 January

“Designers are the architects of human behavior. With a consolidated tool like Studio, designers are going to be able to focus a lot more on they should.” — Tom Giannattasio

In this very special episode, I had the great privilege of talking to Studio mastermind Tom Giannattasio all about what went into building what's being touted as "the world' most powerful screen design tool". Tom has an interesting designer origin story. In this interview, you'll hear how his past experiences have really shaped him into the toolmaker superhero that he's become. In this compelling interview with Tom, you'll hear him answer my questions such as:

What is Studio, and what makes it “the world’s most powerful screen design tool”? Do designers really need another tool? What makes Studio different than all the others? What lessons did you learn from Macaw that you’ve applied to Studio? What’s it like designing for designers? What are the inherent challenges? What have been the rewards? Much more!


Designing with colorblindness (2:30) What is Macaw? (7:09) What is Studio? (16:37) Do we need another design tool? (22:08) Where does Studio leave Craft & InVision tools? (27:30) Lessons learned from Macaw in making of Studio (31:14) What's it like designing for designers? (34:44) Coolest things you've seen folks do with Studio so far? (37:51) How much does Studio cost? (41:17) When is Studio available? (42:08) Designers are becoming the architects of human behavior (43:35) When we build (45:51)

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