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Remote work diary: How Spanish startup Jeff came together while working apart

An epicenter of Covid-19, Spain was one of the first countries to suffer the pandemic’s devastation. Thousands of businesses had to immediately vacate their offices and transition to working from home when the Spanish government mandated a lockdown. One of the impacted businesses was Jeff, a “super app” founded in 2015 that aims to help people achieve...

“I’ve been designing for the Black queer trans person from day one”: A Planned Parenthood designer on identity, career, and craft

Good design conveys the right amount of information in a tailor-made way for a certain user. While we may assume design should always be so good it can’t be ignored, according to Chan Williams, that’s not always the case. Chan is a Portland, Oregon-based creative focusing on making design accessible to all. Through their current work with Planned Parenthood...

Security isn’t just a technology problem—it’s about design, too

When I got my start in design, cybersecurity wasn’t necessarily on my radar. But it’s something that began to pique my interest more when I founded Pinoccio, an internet of things (IoT) startup. Our product made it easy to create IoT projects using basic web development skills. A popular project amongst our customers was a web-enabled garage door opener....

How a developer and designer duo at Deutsche Bank keep remote collaboration alive

When engineer leader Markus Kopf and design leader Sebastian Heitzmann joined Deutsche Bank’s Digital Factory on the same day four years ago, the pair instantly clicked. Both young and from fintech backgrounds, they were determined to disrupt the mammoth 150-year-old bank’s traditional approach and legacy tech stack.  (Their computers even sport matching...

The underrated design book that transformed the way I work

Imagine a book that, if you were to directly put its contents into your brain (The Matrix-style), you would level-up to a wizard-like expertise of UX design. Yes, this book exists, and no, you’ve probably never heard of it. It rarely comes up in the “best of UX books” lists. And the only mention of it I found during a cursory search was buried in a...

V7 product updates: June 2020

This month, we’re excited to share what’s new for developers, plus how designers and developers can better power their design-to-code workflow. Ready to dive in? Let’s go. Meet the new Freehand, Create a Freehand Refreshed screen management experience, Create a set Early access to the new InVision DSM, Explore the new DSM Inspect upgrades for developers,...

V6 product updates: June 2020

This month, we’re excited to share what’s new for developers, plus how designers and developers can better power their design-to-code workflow. Ready to dive in? Let’s go. Meet the new Freehand, Create a Freehand Early access to the new InVision DSM, Explore the new DSM Inspect upgrades for developers, See what’s new See what else is new Drag-and-drop:...

6 ways you can make your design more inclusive and equitable

Imagine: You’ve spent months working on a new product. You feel like you’ve crossed all your T’s and dotted all your I’s—but then the feedback comes pouring in that… your product isn’t as inclusive as you think it is. You’re stressed out, reactionary, and probably defensive. Ultimately, it feels like, despite your best intentions, you’re unable to create...

How to estimate the ROI of design work

According to a February 2020 McKinsey study, 66% of CEOs don’t understand what their senior designers do. While many business people read that design-driven companies outperform their competitors and thus invest in design programs, design’s concrete benefits are still an enigma for most. As designers, we have two options: We can wait for business people...

New: Freehand Templates, built for the whole team

Here at InVision, we’re always looking for ways to solve some of the biggest challenges in the modern workplace, and that starts with listening to our customers—whether it’s the one-person design team at a local business or our partners at all 100 of the Fortune 100 companies. In the past couple of months, it’s become apparent that teams need a central,...

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