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Since the first iPhone, standard screens have been the medium for which we’ve been designing for most – usually apps and websites. As technology has advanced though, new avenues have slowly emerged (e.g. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) through which we can consume media and information in different ways. “VR and AR are just 2 realms we can design for… Read More →

Nowadays, more and more product teams are adopting Agile processes to manage projects and create more user-centric products. As a result, we’ve seen a bunch of new jargon pop up alongside the various design methodologies that emerged to help teams bring design to Agile development. “From Design Sprints to Agile UX, this is my attempt at breaking down industry jargon… 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 →

As individuals, and as designers, we are all looking for those special qualities in our jobs. It can sometimes be overwhelming stepping into the job market. We question: Will the role be challenging enough? What can I expect to work on? How do my own values match to that of the business? After a while the answers just become guess… Read More →

Designing for social good through volunteering opportunities and pro-bono work can be really rewarding. However, it isn’t always straight forward – before jumping in, it’s a good idea to get an understanding of the challenges involved with doing design work to help charities and non-profits. To help out, we spoke to a few people who have first-hand experience in the… Read More →

Welcome to Dear Developer’s entry seven. It’s the dawn of summer in London, providing bundles of vitamin D and some once in a blue moon smiling faces. Including my own. And what better to whack a smile on your face on top of the sunny weather than a little HTML hack? That’s what I thought. If you’ve been following this… Read More →

Designing for a cause is celebrated at Marvel and recently we’ve been seeing inspiring stories emerge one after the other about sharing knowledge and empowering others. Last week on Twitter, Pablo Stanley’s design workshop for children was circulating the masses and we were overwhelmed to see that Marvel was playing a part in the lesson! Happy as Larry, we grabbed… Read More →

Since we launched Marvel in 2013, there have been so many amazing stories of how it’s being used out there in the ether. Marvel was created with the vision of democratising design, enabling creatives who perhaps hadn’t given themselves a chance and the professionals alike to create high fidelity, interactive digital mockups. But the impact it’s had with the younger… Read More →

There’s no doubt that working on something we care about is both rewarding and exciting, especially if it aligns with a purpose close to our hearts. Sometimes though, our day jobs can’t always provide us with engagement on this level. For instance, only 30% of the U.S workforces report being enthusiastic and committed to their work. With 62% of 18–26-year-olds… Read More →

Many of us have solutions to problems stored in our heads, maybe even app ideas that can make each other’s lives easier. The problem comes when taking these ideas and then turning them into a reality. Of course pitching ideas in the conversational route is the first step, but in the digital realm, it really pays to show, not tell…. Read More →

The essence of digital product design lies in identifying problems, solving those and improving user experiences; the visual part of things should merely be an enhancement to it all, not a blocker. One way to stop spending time fiddling with font sizes and spacing, whilst improving consistency, is to build a comprehensive collection of highly-reusable design elements and decide on… Read More →

My last posts in the Dear Developers series so far have been focused on the lessons I’ve learned from various coding classes and the step by step basics of HTML & CSS. This post is a something a little more special as I’m going to share my progress in building my own website from scratch. I’ll be sharing some nuggets… Read More →