Naomi

Naomi Francis

Writing for Marvel. Writing for fun. Eating everywhere, all the time.

How did you get into UX Research? Like a lot of graduates, I didn’t have a strong sense of my destiny after leaving uni. I’d studied psychology and I’ve always been interested in unpicking human behaviour and motivations. I also knew I wanted to work in a role that relied heavily on communication – real face-to-face communication. I love listening… Read More →

In your own words, what is ResearchOps? ResearchOps is about offering support and infrastructure to ‘people who do research’, which I’ve shorted to PwDR. This is because in a lot of bigger organisations like Atlassian it’s not just researchers doing research, there’s also PMs and designers doing research. “Of course, the holy grail is to have only skilled, practised researchers… Read More →

What was the moment that you knew you wanted to work in design? I think I’d always done design. It’s funny, at school I studied information technology and always gravitated much more to the design of the interface, rather than the underlying software and systems – which is really what it’s trying to teach. It was only after leaving, after… Read More →

What was the moment you knew you wanted to work in design? I had no idea what I wanted to study in college, so I picked something that sounded fun: film. And it was! But I had lots of other interests and also took classes in psychology, computer science, theatre design. When I saw a web design course listed it… Read More →

What was the moment you knew you wanted to work in design? It’s when I was twenty-two in an Internet cafe in Kuala Lumpur. I’d been backpacking around Asia for several months, trying to write a novel, when I arrived at an Internet cafe when Steve Jobs was introducing the first iPhone. It grabbed my attention and shortly after I… Read More →

We’re excited to announce the first of our major releases in 2019 that will transform how you use Marvel and validate your ideas. Our goal is to bring core parts of the design process into Marvel, creating a centralised hub for starting and validating ideas, right the way through to handing off to developers. That’s why we’ve built User Testing… Read More →

What was the moment you knew you wanted to work in design? How did you get to where you are now? I worked hard and I was lucky enough to take risks that paid off. Regardless of your craft, I subscribe to the belief that no one becomes an expert without a lot of hard work. I’ve always been a… Read More →

What was the moment you knew you wanted to work in design? How did you get to where you are now? After I finished school, I worked in branding and marketing agencies for a while, and I moved from Montreal to Toronto where my salary nearly doubled because there was so much more design opportunity there. After working at a… Read More →

What was the moment you knew you wanted to work in design? How did you get to where you are now? I have to give credit where credit is due; I am incredibly privileged to have supportive parents who financially enabled me to obtain an education and pursue what I love. Not only that, but when I was growing up,… Read More →

What was the moment that you knew you wanted to be a designer? How did you get to where you are now? In the beginning, as a teenager, I did a lot of free work for some small local business in the area where I lived. Then I started to publish my work and find more clients online. I gained… Read More →

How did you get to where you are now? I did some freelance and agency work in my native Finland, and that felt small, so I moved to New York City to intern and then work at a startup there. I then met my now wife and moved around a whole ton with her as she interned around the world…. Read More →

What was the moment that you knew that you wanted to work in design? It dates back ‘til I was about four years old. Back then, I became obsessed with Mac Paint on my grandmother’s Apple computer, and never looked back. I had a serious interest in art and computers ever since I can remember, and it’s all I ever… Read More →