In the world of digital design, we have a lot of different tools that make the process of prototyping really simple. But still pen and paper remain the most useful tools for UX designers. Paper prototyping can be extremely helpful during the early-stage conceptualizing — when a team needs to explore a variety of different concepts and choose the one… Read More →

Recently at Marvel we launched our Platform API. We wanted to harness the power of integrations and place it directly into the hands of the creative community of people that use Marvel every day, so that we can work more seamlessly -work- with the other tools that serve them on a daily basis. Here I’ll write about some of the… Read More →

As a support team we love hearing from our users how new features could help speed up their processes. Plus, it means we get to see first hand how Marvel users can help influence and shape the platform. Feedback and feature requests are essential to deciding the next steps we take at Marvel and often work their way into our… Read More →

Luckily there are a lot of articles about why psychology is important in UX/UI design. But unfortunately, only a few of them provide practical knowledge. What I mean by practical knowledge is those daily designs that exemplify the impact of psychological rules on design. Collecting more examples and techniques that can immediately be applied into designs is why I started… Read More →

Labeling bad decisions as “unforeseen consequences” is no longer an excuse. Here’s how designers can proactively ensure that their products are ethical in every stage. This is the second part of a two part series. If you haven’t already, check out Designing Ethically Pt. 1 for a high-level overview on why ethics in design is necessary, how to redesign our design… Read More →

There are lots of great tools for drawing wireframes today. However, I still prefer my good ol’ paper wireframing kit. In this post I’ll tell you why and explain how paper wireframing will make you a better designer. In 2012 I was planning on taking my wireframing skills to the next level. I had gotten the excellent app Paper by… Read More →

Companies can no longer afford to ignore the ethical ramifications of their products. Here’s how designers can pave the way for ethical decision-making in tech. This is the first part of a two part series. Check out Designing Ethically Pt. 2 for a deeper dive into the nitty-gritty of evaluating problem statements, forecasting “unforeseen consequences,” and monitoring your product’s ethical progress…. Read More →

Your portfolio is a story about you and your work — your expression of growth through all the obstacles, surprises, successes and failures. This is your epic. Illuminate the arc of your career and why you matter. For the audience, your portfolio showcases your problem-solving superpowers, hard and soft skills, and your ability to reflect upon your successes and failures…. Read More →

As design teams start to scale in size (and the design process in complexity) our industry turns the spotlight to DesignOps: a new nomenclature for an old profession that is becoming increasingly important for every company seeking to create great, consistent, and efficient work. So we decided to put together a quick guide for you to be in the know…. Read More →

Animation is a big part of user experience. When it comes to transitions in mobile apps, there are a lot of things you can communicate very subtly with animation. Send the message, open Settings, check the box, navigate to another page — these are all moments of change. Animating a transition is an excellent way to reinforce the user’s action…. Read More →

If you’ve been following us a little these last few months, you probably noticed we’ve launched a series of small applications built on top of our Platform API. Including: BotBot: Automate Marvel tasks in Slack by using slash commands, such as creating and adding people to projects or pulling up a searchable list. Marvel for Keynote: A Mac app which… Read More →

These books have been the most impactful books in my work+life. They have helped me stay inspired, learn from the experts and motivate my best work. Use these books to examine your beliefs, attitudes, habits and skills. You’ll learn how to invest in yourself, build a remarkable career and live a fulfilling creative life. If you’re looking specifically for UX/Product… Read More →