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Since the early 90’s, the terms ‘Usability’ and ‘User Experience (UX)’ have been talked about non-stop in the world of design, and are often referred to as ‘must haves’ in the design process for products and services on multiple platforms. Where this couldn’t be more true, it’s hard to overstate the importance of usability testing. In this article, we’ll cover… Read More →

With usability testing software on the rise, there is no reason why a designer can not run user tests quickly and effectively when needed. With the introduction of our own ux testing software, we’re on a mission to create the resources you need to run user testing sessions which help you validate ideas, including this user experience testing checklist. This… Read More →

Recently we hosted a webinar, An Introduction to User Testing in Marvel, and received loads of great questions about how our new User Testing feature works and what’s coming up in the roadmap. Read the full list below and learn more about User Testing in Marvel. Setting up a Test Can you include follow up questions at the end of a… Read More →

You might have noticed that your emails are getting answered around the clock! 😎 This is because we have expanded our team so we can cover all timezones. If you read our Support Team Journey, you’ll have heard about our new remote global team. As our user base has expanded globally, it’s been on our radar to make the necessary… Read More →

We’re really (really) excited about bringing User Testing to your prototyping experience in Marvel. It’s a game changer for your workflow and enables anyone in your team to spin up a user test and validate prototypes with users, stakeholders and colleagues, in just a few clicks. We’re getting closer to the public release, and following our last preview on how… Read More →

One of the lesser known features of Marvel, but one that saves minutes and hours of manual work is our support for hotspot templates by using Symbols in Sketch when syncing your prototypes. Here’s a typical use case – you are working on an iPhone prototype which has 3 buttons in the Tab Bar which appears in the footer on… Read More →

Why the time has come for disruptors in the financial industry Many factors play into this, but the big ones are changes in regulation and technology. Regulation, especially in the UK, has encouraged competition in retail banking for a few years now — and more changes are on their way in the form of required open banking APIs, for example…. Read More →

The McKinsey Design Report in a Nutshell In October 2018, McKinsey & Company challenged our hunch about the business value of design. They carried out “the most extensive and rigorous research undertaken anywhere to study the design actions that leaders can make to unlock business value.” 300 publicly listed companies across three industries (medical technology, consumer goods, and retail banking)… Read More →

How Santander introduced a user-centric mindset through research and collaboration The digital age brought us the inevitable ‘Disruptor’ – companies that have transformed the traditional way industries operate through regular high impact innovation. With the arrival of it’s new Fin-Tech competitors, finance is an industry in particular that has felt significant impact. Banking, Insurance and other financial services have had… Read More →

Last year we launched the Marvel API, a new way to build customised workflows, integrations and apps that utilise the designs, users and data on Marvel. It led to some brilliant integrations like SmartMockups, Maze and Microsoft Teams. We also kicked off Marvel Labs, an internal skunkworks where we experiment with small apps and ideas like Userflows and Dashboard …. Read More →

This article is an excerpt from the Marvel eBook, The Book of Collaboration: Handoff Edition. Many designers and developers hesitate at the idea of collaboration because it sounds like accepting compromises. Nowhere is this dilemma more apparent than when our workflows overlap and the design is ready for developers to begin building. “Great products come from harmony between the design… Read More →

We all have those two friends that have strong personalities. You walk on eggshells when you all get together, hoping you can keep the peace. If left alone, they just don’t mesh – it’s like having two competing soloists. Now, imagine those two friends are fonts. Just like people, fonts combinations need balance. Two loud fonts generally don’t work well… Read More →