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Marvel has changed dramatically over the past few years, where we started as a tool for individual designers, we now have entire organisations working within the platform everyday, from design, research, right the way through to engineering. This led us to ask the question – how can Marvel help companies perform at the speed and scale they need to build… Read More →

You’ve got an idea for a new feature, app or website, you’re ready to pitch it to stakeholders but you don’t know how to put together a compelling message. One of the most common use-cases for the millions of Marvel prototypes created each year is to present ideas both to internal stakeholders or external clients. Whether that’s on a big… Read More →

During my time at Etsy, I had the pleasure of watching the design team grow and evolve. When I joined over six years ago, there was just a handful of designers working collectively to support business and customer needs. Today, it is a multi-disciplinary group of Product Designers, Brand Designers, Art Directors, CX Strategists, Information Architects, Copywriters, and Researchers. With… Read More →

My design journey started four years ago when I quit my job at a children’s sleep clinic to become a designer. I would read books about UX on my commutes to and from work. Every evening, I would spend 6 to 7 hours taking web development courses and learning what it meant to design. Everything was new and exciting. After… Read More →

This article was previously published in UX Collective. For a short period of time I worked on a design system at WebNL, an agency specialised in web design, development and marketing based in the Netherlands. Our design system was aimed at improving the bridge between the design and development of the products we’re making. In this blog I will explain… Read More →

A couple of weeks ago we released a great update to our User Testing feature that enabled anyone on your team to quickly start an in-person test session directly from their iOS device. If you mostly conduct remote user testing, moderated or unmoderated, don’t worry we have you covered too! Remote testing is super simple to set up in Marvel,… Read More →

Did you know that hundreds of workshops take place around the world each month using Marvel? From schools to enterprises, Marvel is used across every age group. The growth we’ve seen across education has been amazing and initiatives like Design Club have been driving design and prototyping with kids across the UK who will no doubt be the entrepreneurs and… Read More →

The other day, I saw a bad prototype. It came up during a design critique. We were going to start user testing that very prototype the next day. I wrote down my notes and mentioned it to the designer. The problems I saw were: Typos. Simple design flaws (different colors for the same hierarchical information). Information that made no sense… Read More →

User testing is one of the most powerful tools in the product design process but it’s important to remember that it’s an iterative process, you test and gather results, implement changes then repeat until your participants are completing tasks as you hoped. But how do you make fast decisions on whether your designs and prototypes are even worth iterating on?… Read More →

Design thinking as a mindset and work attitude for creative problem solving has become crucial for many activities both in education and advanced training. In this article I will reflect on the added value design thinking brings to education. I believe in education and lifelong learning as being the foundation for all we do in life. However, the way we… Read More →

If you’re testing on the go, you can now quickly access and launch user test sessions directly from our iOS app – perfect for guerilla testing sessions! This new feature turns your iPhone or iPad into a portable testing lab and gives you access to all of your user test projects in Marvel. Simply hand your device to your participant… Read More →

So you’ve created your initial prototype or maybe you are much further along and ready to build your app or website, but wait, have you done any user testing? To make user testing worthwhile for you and your project, recruiting the right participants is crucial. They must be representative of your target group or potential users, otherwise, their feedback might… Read More →

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus. More than a design aesthetic, Bauhaus was a movement, with its school contributing to an era of thought leadership that shaped our modern world. The founding principles of Bauhaus lauded function: the idea that design should scale and serve society. That impact is still felt today in the way… Read More →