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12.21.2022

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16 best design collaboration tools to make your team more efficient in 2023

Design collaboration can only really work with the right infrastructure. These tools are designed to make that process even smoother.

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Collaboration plays an integral role in an efficient, well-managed design process. The reason why is fairly obvious: When team members collaborate effectively, they can build better products faster. But coworking also poses challenges, especially for big teams. The more people work on a project, the harder it is to organize the work. The right design collaboration tools can help.


Building a collaborative infrastructure increases a team's productivity and facilitates better design processes. And as this article explores, there are collaborative tools you can integrate now to do just that, from research and information gathering to wireframing and prototyping to usability testing. We’ll review the top 16 tools that product teams should use in 2023, their use cases, and benefits.



Research and information gathering

1. Google Docs

2. Notion


Planning and task management

3. Trello

4. Monday


Daily communication

5. Slack

6. Zoom

7. Loom


Brainstorming & ideation

8. Miro

9. Microsoft


Wireframing

10. Balsamiq

11. Moqups


Prototyping

12. Sketch

13. Figma

14. Editor X


Usability testing

15. User testing

16. User Zoom