Spaces was created to bring teams' work and workflows into a single source of truth
In 2021, InVision conducted a study on the state of visual collaboration. Our research showed that one the most common pain-points for users was creating alignment between multiple cross-functional stakeholders. Many users struggled to organize and maintain a single source of truth for their projects, which could have workflows and communication divided across 5+ tools.
Spaces was created to solve 3 major challenges with cross-functional collaboration:
Reducing the time it took to find documents
Consolidating the context and communication of projects
Before Spaces, our users relied on a conventional folder system called Groups. We launched Spaces as a subfolder of groups because we found that our larger teams needed more than 1 level of organization.