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We’ve seen our prototypes make a huge impact in communicating with development teams, but we wanted to find a way to save the time and effort that goes with the design-to-development process. Redlining, annotating PDFs and (urgh) cutting assets are tasks that we wanted to solve in just a few clicks. Our goal is to free up the time your… Read More →

Collaboration between designers and developers is essential for creating great products. Every company has different organizational structures for designers and developers. Some companies have designers and developers on two separate teams. Those development teams may also break up developers in sub-teams as well. For example, they may separate by front-end developers and back-end developers. In other companies, designers and developers… Read More →

A good product is a lot about the problem that you pick & the ideas that you implement. But a well-sorted & deliberate design-development process can play more than a handy role; ironing out quite a few wrinkles that can cause unnecessary escalations and ad-hoc duct-taping later during the execution phase. “As designers, we are the guardians of execution and… Read More →

We’ve seen our prototypes make a huge impact in communicating with development teams, but we wanted to find a way to save the time and effort that goes with the design-to-development process. Redlining, annotating PDFs and (urgh) cutting assets are tasks that we wanted to solve in just a few clicks. Our goal is to free up the time your… Read More →

Between 2012 and 2017, we’ve seen the biggest tech companies in the world hire thousands of designers to push the value of design through their organisations. For example, IBM has gone from just 1 designer to every 72 engineers, to a ratio of 1 in 8. Intercom lead the way in terms of numbers, with 1 designer to every 5… Read More →

A mechanical engineer by training, I’ve always chaffed at using the word process to describe something as messy and nonlinear as design. At MIT, I learned about processes for solving problems like how quickly heat moves through a block of metal, or how to calculate the impedance in an electrical circuit. To me, a process is something with a set… Read More →

Great! You’ve got your design brief, areas of interest you want to look into, and some interviews lined up. But what‘s next? This article provides you with hands-on advice on why and how to conduct interviews in your UX process. Some of the recommendations you are going to read might seem trivial and obvious but neglecting only one of them… Read More →

We’re excited to announce Marvel for JIRA and Confluence – our latest integration with two of the most popular Atlassian tools for product and development teams. Prototypes have become a fundamental part of the design-to-development process, so naturally one of the most common uses of Marvel is within project management tools. Whether it’s spec documents, development tasks or even bug… Read More →

Do you often hear the word ‘empathy’ at work? Do you find that it gets thrown around too much in the world of design? Do you know what it means? Would you like to be able to improve your empathy and become a better designer in the process? During my time as a designer, I’ve heard the word empathy a… Read More →

I’ve been designing in the iOS space for the past few years, and sometimes there was friction at the handoff between design and development. Everything changed when I learned how to code in Swift. Fresh out of art school, my design process looked something like this: design an interface, get my art director to review it, update it, get my… Read More →

When moving apartments in Singapore I tried Carousell, a Southeast Asian peer-to-peer marketplace similar to Letgo (US) & Mercari (Japan). I was instantly impressed with the ability to monetize my unwanted belongings with speed and simplicity. Every sale felt like I was getting free money since the other alternatives were 1) letting items collect dust at home or 2) donating… Read More →

We’re excited to announce that Marvel now integrates into Paper, a beautiful, collaborative document creation tool by Dropbox. One of the most popular uses of Marvel is linking to prototypes in project documentation. That can be everything from creating specifications for developers to notes from brainstorming sessions. Now with our Dropbox Paper integration, those links automatically turn into full, interactive… Read More →

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” -Aristotle Collaboration is a practice where individual contributors work as a team to achieve a certain goal. It relies on the individual qualities such as self-organization, motivation, engagement and ability to deliver the work. It is essential to be focused and open in order to collaborate successfully. The magic of… Read More →