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Apr 3, 2024

The cash experience: Should we go all-in digital right now?

In this article, we explore the end users’ perceived advantages of using physical cash. We look at the processes and life situations when using cash feels safer or more fun and...

Feb 26, 2024

Making Fintech ‘Invisible’ - The Singapore Fintech Association’s approach to growth and vitality

Towards the end of fast-paced and wide-ranging conversation, Shadab Taiyabi expresses an interesting take on the future of Fintech, given that he is President of the Singapore FinTech Association. Whe...

Jan 9, 2024

Aron Bijl - Ergomania Senior UX Designer

If you get into conversation with Aron Bijl, be prepared to cover a lot of ground. When we speak he’s in a family home outside of Budapest, and we’re quickly ranging over subjects as varied as why it’...

Dec 20, 2023

A Must-Download for Forward-Thinking Fintech Enthusiasts interested in UX and Digital Payment solutions

In today's rapidly evolving fintech landscape, staying ahead of the curve is not just an option; it's a necessity. This White Paper is an essential read for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understandi...

Dec 18, 2023

Japan Fintech on the rise

When I first e-meet Takeshi Kito in the summer of ‘22, the then Vice-Chair of the Fintech Association of Japan is planning trips to the Singapore Fintech Festival and Hong Kong Fintech Week - the firs...

Nov 27, 2023

Do’s and don’ts using ChatGPT in UX design

In the ever-evolving realm of digital design, cutting-edge tools are revolutionizing how we approach UX design. Among these tools, ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, stands out as a transformative force. B...

Oct 12, 2023

Atomic design methodology in UX - 7 things you need to know

UX and UI designers apply the atomic design methodology to make consistent design changes faster and easier. But sometimes we tend to use things because of their popularity and not b...

Aug 29, 2023

Croatia - In the process of waking up

Timing is everything in the fast moving world of Fintech, banking and crypto, and sometimes time is against us. The interviews with leading players in the Croatian market started long before the pub...

Aug 8, 2023

Meet Olga Rozskova - Ergomania's talented UX designer

By her own admission, Olga Rozskova is a very organized person. “I know, for instance, what I usually will be doing through the whole summer: Every weekend. And most of the days too!” This detail-orie...

Jul 18, 2023

User personas effortlessly - User persona template for your brand

My wife's nephew checked it and he had this amazing, never-before-seen idea! / I like puppies in costumes, we should do that! / I’ll know what I want when I see it. Situations where designers receive ...

Jul 4, 2023

‘Doing the right things’ - Ukrainian Fintech

As if to leave no doubt, the chairman of the Ukrainian Fintech Association is wearing a black hoodie with large white text across the front: I’M UKRAINIAN. Rostyslav Dyuk ...

Jun 22, 2023

How to use colour psychology in UX design to achieve our goals in marketing and branding

Colours play a key role in our everyday lives and how we perceive the world. We can use this to our advantage when establishing a brand identity, marketing a product, or creating a service. But to eff...

May 23, 2023

Working with a UX agency: Which UX design team to choose? - Part 3

Why work with a UX agency? For some companies in the UX journey working with an agency is the first step. Others come later, some never try. As we described in our earlier articles about freelance wor...

May 4, 2023

What are microservices and what are their advantages in UX design?

By designing your digital service with a microservice strategy in mind, you can ensure that your product is easy to manage, fault-tolerant, quickly fixed and updated, scalable, and provides a satisf...

Apr 20, 2023

Working with an in-house team: Which UX design team to choose? - Part 2

Why build an in-house team? At some point on your business journey, you may notice that you spend too much on UX or you might just simply realise that UX is a core competency for your team. You may th...

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Mar 28, 2023

Working with UX freelancers:  Which UX design team to choose? - Part 1

Why work with UX freelancers If you run digital projects from time to time, sooner or later you’ll have to admit that you need some UX folks. You may have been aware of it for a very long time, but yo...

Mar 7, 2023

UX in Zurich

Why work with UX freelancers If you run digital projects from time to time, sooner or later you’ll have to admit that you need some UX folks. You may have been aware of it for a very long time, but yo...

Feb 21, 2023

Sustainable and Inclusive - is this the future of UX - UI design?

Sustainability and inclusivity are as important aspects in the world of U - /UI design as in other service providing industries.Inclusivity is essentially solidarity. One of the benchmarks of advanced...

Feb 7, 2023

Why design is so important – for online business too 

To earn money from a product or service, you have to help users reach their goals.Design is a vessel to do this…and even more.As an experienced product designer, I share my view on design, what inspir...

Jan 24, 2023

At war - Ukrainian Fintech and banking

There are several vectors I’m dealing with here, as I start to write up an interview with Mariam Matiashvili, Chief Business Development Officer of the Ukrainian payments company LEO. The previous nig...

Dec 20, 2022

Clas Beese - curating change and growth

Imagine this: You’re outside a beautiful walled garden. You can see inside through the gates, and there’s lots of new growth, delicious looking fruit, and even some quite mature trees. You want to ent...

Nov 29, 2022

NORWAY – Small but sustainable

“It’s a long country, with only 5 million people, and big distances from everywhere to everywhere,” Niklas Sandqvist sets the scene for the place he’s called home since 1999 – Norway. “I'm actually Sw...

Nov 8, 2022

Qualitative research methods in the world of UX research

There are several qualitative methods for understanding user behaviour, for assessing and researching user needs and unspoken needs. The appropriate choice between methods (methodology, level of detai...

Oct 18, 2022

Mixing experience and technology

How many would-be Fintechers said way back when, ‘You know, when I grow up I really want to get into Fintech’?Answer: none, because Fintech is a very new idea. People may have been interested in Finan...

Oct 6, 2022

Europe’s most popular digital banks - what should we know about them?

Online banking services are satisfying more and more needs and are becoming more and more widespread; many are choosing the comfortable solution of using their smartphone as a bank, among others.Many ...

Sep 20, 2022

Maria Amidi Nouri - Balancing Art and Engineering

I empathize with Maria Amidi Nouri in our mutual wish to be closer to the sea. I was raised on the coast of north east England, Maria in Tehran, a few hours drive from the world’s largest inland body ...

Sep 6, 2022

Fintech conquers Belgium - What are parties and WhatsApp doing in a mobile banking app? - Part 3

The majority of young people do not want to bother with banking apps; however, they are keen on using novel or on the contrary, familiar interfaces if those match their lifestyle. Splitting the cost o...

Aug 9, 2022

Interview techniques for advanced interviewers

Because interviewing is quick and easy, it is a popular tool for collecting user feedback. It is a (UX) research method in which the researcher asks one or more users questions about a specific resear...

Jul 26, 2022

Top 3 UX-UI challenges in the process of buying a motorway vignette in a mobile banking application

Users are increasingly conducting their digital transactions via mobile applications. The number of users who also perform their financial or banking transactions on banks' own mobile applications (mo...

Jun 30, 2022

Hungarian Fintech – Bankers and the orange crop - part 2

‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,’ is an old saying that seems to apply particularly well to my enquiries into Hungarian Fintech, where in the home country of Ergomania, doors are significan...

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