Five ways to boost creativity and innovation between remote teams


A lot of teams are adjusting to suddenly becoming remote workers. This might be particularly difficult for creative teams that are used to sharing ideas in person. But there are a whole host of tools online that can ease a tricky transition, all of which allow teams to collaborate and brainstorm creatively.

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Mural offers an online workspace that makes visualising a project from afar much easier. It bills itself as a collaborative real-time whiteboard: great for building a project digitally from the get-go. The brand has also pivoted well to meet the sudden surge in remote workers, offering live webinars and other resources for remote teams.


Miro is particularly good for creative teams in sudden need of a virtual drawing board. It hosts a video sidebar function that sits alongside the canvas itself so teams can talk through their process as they sketch. Miro is also useful for keeping up with the process of a project, with easy tools for strategy and planning, but the real benefit for remote creatives is that it can be used as a giant collaborative canvas.


This design platform is an intuitive and useful tool for creating products. It’s also built to be used collaboratively, with a feedback chat function and easy tagging within the site. Developers are able to easily look at a design through Sketch’s Cloud Inspector tool when a product ready to be handed over.


This is a great tool if you’re used to brainstorming as a team when you’re together. It’s essentially a virtual whiteboard on which teams can build spider diagrams and jot down ideas, either individually or collaboratively. Colour-code ideas and map out a plan with this very logical tool.


Conceptboard has a video function built-in, so teams can chat as though they’re face-to-face while looking at a shared project space. The software offers collaborative blank canvas spaces and tools to help teams jot down ideas and sketches, and lends itself well to a team brainstorming session. You can also share and export the boards you create, building a presentation straight from the app rather than through PowerPoint.

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