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How Ireland’s biggest bank executed a complete security redesign

Mobile banking has seen a huge increase since Coronavirus. In fact, CX platform Lightico found that 63 percent of people surveyed said they were more willing to try a new digital banking app than before the pandemic. So while you may be more inclined to bank remotely these days, cybercrime—especially targeting banks—is on the rise. Although online...

Why you can’t vote online in 2020

“Can I vote online?” is a common question. According to Google Trends, the query peaked in interest back in March when the rise of Covid converged with the presidential primaries. In the six months since then, interest in the question has been steadily climbing. The US government’s website addresses that, no, you cannot vote online—then provides no...

New in Freehand: 6 updates that’ll bring joy (and confetti) to your work

We could all use a little more fun and encouragement in our work these days. Whether it’s starting off a meeting with an icebreaker game or taking the time to check in with your colleagues, a culture of camaraderie and positivity keeps teams that are physically distant from feeling socially distant. Freehand, our digital whiteboard, has been the go-to...

How to turn an unexpected career pivot into your next great job

Many are facing unexpected career changes. While this can feel scary, it may be the perfect time to consider new opportunities and change the trajectory of your career. The important thing is to lean into the change and learn how to transfer your skills and expertise, says Elayna Spratley, design thinking program lead and coach at Duo Security. She...

The new hybrid design role that’s completely transforming how product teams innovate

In case you missed it: We launched a new free book, the Design Engineering Handbook. To celebrate, over the next couple of weeks we’ll be publishing excerpts we think Inside Design readers will find especially useful. Here, authors Eddie Lou and Adekunle Oduye define the discipline of design engineering and the value they can add to maturing companies:...

Why you’re the right person to start your team’s design system

In case you missed it: We launched a new guide, Building a MVP Design System. To celebrate, here’s an excerpt we think Inside Design readers will find especially useful. Here, author Rebecca Kerr explains why the biggest barrier to entry for design systems is your mindset. I f you’re reading this, you probably know that a design system can deliver...

New InVision DSM: Connect your design and code with a unified design system

When you hear “design system”, what comes to mind? At InVision, we’re big believers that design systems are more than UI toolkits. Pattern libraries in design tools are not a design system. Neither are style guides or point solutions that only focus on things like the developer handoff. A true design system connects visual assets to code, plus houses...

Why talking more won’t solve your design/dev collaboration problems

In case you missed it: We launched a new free book, the Design Engineering Handbook. To celebrate, over the next couple of weeks we’ll be publishing excerpts we think Inside Design readers will find especially useful. Here, author Natalya Shelburne explains why the designer-developer “gap” is all in your head:  If collaboration between design and...

The 36 essential hashtags every UX professional should follow

You could think of social media like a busy highway with a constant stream of traffic. Hashtags are much like the exit signs, helping guide you to your specific destination—or, in this case, the content that’s most interesting and relevant to you. Maybe you’re a designer hoping to garner a following or gain some inspiration. Or, perhaps you’re a hiring...

The new InVision Design System Manager

Today, nearly every brand and company is working in overdrive to deliver new types of digital products for a changing world. These companies require design tools that scale effortlessly across teams, departments, and geographies—not to mention tools that easily support product lines, sub-brands, as well as various types of devices and platforms. It’s...

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