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Our brand new Marvel + Sketch integration features some new additions which will level up your designs, prototypes and the way your whole team works. It’s the complete end-to-end design solution for Sketch. We’ve focused on building features which help improve your efficiency, so you have more time to solve the problems important to you. With Marvel + Sketch, you… Read More →

During a recent conversation with David Sleight, Design Director at ProPublica, I found myself realizing and saying “we need design that is faster and design that is slower.” Who are we and what is this thing called design? When I say “we,” I mean our whole industry, when I say “our whole industry,” I mean design, and when I say “design,”… Read More →

Five pitfalls that get in the way Today’s pace of change demands that collaboration and processes be sped up to meet the growing expectation of customers and stakeholders. But is this growing crunch on time stifling creativity? It isn’t enough to make decisions, products and services quickly, we must encourage creativity and create an environment to help the business succeed in… Read More →

This month’s post is a compilation of what our product designer at Marvel, Oleg, found inspiring this month in design. Uber When you think ride-sharing and ordering a taxi from your mobile phone, you probably think Uber. Over the last 10 years it’s seen an explosion of growth, amassing over 16,000 employees, 3 million drivers, and 75 million riders –… Read More →

What is self-awareness? It’s the old Socrates saying: “know thyself.” It’s the ability to see who we are clearly, to know our strengths and weaknesses and understand how we fit into the world. How would one evaluate self-awareness? Let’s dive deeper into what self-awareness means. The phrase “know thyself” doesn’t actually come from Socrates; it’s an inscription among many others… Read More →

As a Support team, we aim for an ambitious average First Response Time (FRT) target of under 3 hours and a C-Sat happiness rating of 90% or above. Whilst these metrics are used to track how well we do as a Support team, we cover much more ground for our customers beyond just responding in a timely and friendly manner…. Read More →

Welcome to Small Ships; where the Marvel dev team share a little of what they’ve been working on in the past month. Enjoy! We’ve recently released a small change to the way a new text element’s initial font is chosen in Marvel’s design tool. When you’re designing a screen with a lot of text content, keeping fonts complementary and consistent… Read More →

Using Shortcut app on iOS Voice UI was the hot topic last year and will continue to be so in 2018. Something I have wondered is how voice designers prototype conversational interfaces, especially voice UI. What is Shortcut? Shortcut is an application on iOS that lets you automate tasks as simple as calculating a tip to appending a note to a… Read More →

Microcopy is the teeny-weeny text or sentences that you see on the user interface of an app. In terms of user experience, I think it plays a crucial role in differentiating a good product from an insanely great one. I recently had the opportunity to work on a product which needed to communicate a lot of things to the user,… Read More →

Since I started speaking about calm technology and designing with attention, designers and developers often ask me if a particular product they’re helping create is calm — i.e. designed to seamlessly, unobtrusively integrate with person’s life and daily habits. We deal with non-calm products every day. Jeremiah Owyang noticed that the new Facebook Messenger asks users to turn on notifications… Read More →

When it comes to selecting a pattern for the primary mobile navigation, product designers usually choose between two options — side drawer (also known as a hamburger menu) and tab bar. Both navigation patterns have their pros and cons. Since this article is about tab bar, let’s start with its advantages over sider drawer: Visibility of current user location. No… Read More →

At times, it seems like eCommerce is a never ending search for conversions; for a strategy that leads to sale after sale. But, as you’ve undoubtedly realized by now, that’s sadly not possible. Sure, you can do something here and something there that will help you out—to a certain extent—but nothing remotely close to an eCommerce holy grail that makes… Read More →

Why all the products on the market look the same? Have you ever been searching for a product that could solve your needs but could not choose one because all somehow look the same? Or it becomes harder for you to choose between 2 services because they offer the same features? The only thing that differentiates them is their design, but… Read More →