Design feedback

Simplified feedback, better designs

Designers can simplify and streamline how they share their work and receive feedback, keeping stakeholders happy and in-the-loop—ultimately leading to improved designs, faster.

Design feedback

Switchboard helps designers and stakeholders:

  • Aggregate feedback in context with designs
  • Share and review different types of design work regardless of tool or format
  • Leave video feedback or in-context comments for more clarity
  • Host meetings in the same space as feedback and files

Use any tool, including:

1.

Bridge the communication gap

Feedback across tools, tabs, and threads is easy to miss or misinterpret. Instead, aggregate feedback in your room, and record videos to say and show what you mean.

2.

Review any style of file, all-in-one

Whether you need feedback on a video, image, PDF, or something inside a web app, you can load up anything you need to see and share it all inside your room.

3.

Bring your designs to life

Showcase your work, explain what changes you made and why, and show exactly how they look with recordings or interactive video calls in the room.

Any tool, side-by-side

Any web-based tools work natively in Switchboard’s browser. Just paste a URL into the canvas and you’re in. You can add images, videos, text, sticky notes, and PDFs too.

Using a desktop app? You can screen share it.

All the tools you already use work with Switchboard

How to improve your design feedback process in a room

  1. Show your work and stay organized. Group related designs or single pieces of work into sections to make everything easy to find. Load your designs by logging into relevant web tools in a browser, or upload any image, video file, PDF, or doc. You can also add related work like the creative brief or project timeline the same way.
  2. Share your room with stakeholders. Invite them to your room. Then they can leave feedback with in-context comments directly on files or videos, or leave sticky notes. They can also record videos to leave extra clear feedback with a visual to reinforce what they’re saying.
  3. Review in real-time. You can host a meeting right inside your room anytime to incorporate real-time feedback across any work you have in your room.

Explore more features 

  • Video and voice calls
  • Browsers for any web app
  • Notepads, stickies, and open question apps to track everything
  • Room recordings
  • Screen sharing and presentation mode
  • AI summaries, and idea generation
  • Live chat and comment threads
  • Voting app for favorite ideas, designs, etc.
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Share, guide, decide, do

Too much time "collaborating" and not enough time putting it into action? Unite in Switchboard to get things done.

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Share, guide, decide, do

Too much time "collaborating" and not enough time putting it into action? Unite in Switchboard to get things done.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a design feedback room and how does it improve the review process?

Switchboard makes giving and receiving feedback a more pleasant and streamlined experience for designers and reviewers, which gets them to a final design faster. Designers can log into their design web apps and share work without needing licenses for reviewers and keep anything locked when they’re out of the room. Reviewers can capture feedback with in-context comments, video recordings, or in a notepad if they’re live in an interactive video call with the designer. When designers implement feedback, everything is in one expanded canvas instead of across multiple tabs, files, or email threads, which also gives reviewers signal about what was changed and why.

What applications can I use in Switchboard?

Any tool that you can use in your browser works in Switchboard’s browser app—from your web apps for design to file sharing tools. Designers can also screen share their desktop for tools not on the web.

How do browsers work in Switchboard?

Any room member can log into a web service from Switchboard’s browser app. This member can keep any page open and visible to room members, give shared control (even during video calls), or pause access when they are not in the room—meaning your designs stay “locked down.” Other members can open their own “read only” view if they have an associated account. Occasionally you might be logged out of your apps and asked to log in again, just like on a web browser. 

Who has access to the room?

You can set different access levels for your Switchboard workspace and its rooms. Invite your fellow designers and reviewers to your design feedback room as full members so they can see and share designs up for review at any time. You could also offer limited guest access to a room—they’ll only be admitted when someone else is in the room to let them in.

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Get on the same page.
In the same space.

Bring everyone and everything together into a
dynamic, digital work canvas.