Journal

Perspectives from 10 years of digital product development as a distributed team.

Highlights
Jon sitting in front of a fireplace
VideoJan 2018

Why digital health?

Mobile phone showing Prepd application
Video2010 - 2017

Mixtape: Selected client works

Website showing Omron EVOLV homepage
VideoSep 2017

Case Study: Launching the OMRON EVOLV

Aerial photograph of beach waves and rock formation
VideoApr 2017

Team Retreat: Sri Lanka

An astronaut sits in a thinking position, reading a book
May 13, 2021
Announcing our SaMD Playbook: How we build digital health products
Way back in 2014, we published the first version of Hanno’s Playbook. It was our way of documenting Hanno’s operating model, which at the time was considered a quite unconventional way of working.
The Hanno team in the Dolomites, in front of a sunset
May 12, 2021
The State of Hanno: May 2021
I can hardly believe it’s been three and a half years since our last State of Hanno. If you’re a regular reader, you might have wondered whether things had gone awry, given how infrequently we’ve posted in the Journal since then.
Feb 2020
HealthRedesigned Season 3 is now available
Time flies! It might feel like only a few short months since we announced the last season of HealthRedesigned, but we've been hard at work recording the next set of episodes.
May 2019
HealthRedesigned is back for Season 2
Last season in our podcast, we spoke to pioneers in the digital health space from across the world and gained insight into how they’re using design and technology to build life-changing digital products. We had thousands of downloads and hundreds of regular listeners tuning in to the show.
Illustration of hand navigating a tablet application
Feb 2018
White paper: How to build digital health products that users love and trust
A guide to building digital health products that win the hearts and minds of users.
Jon sitting in front of a fireplace
Jan 2018
Why health?
Filmed on our team retreat in January 2018 and previously published on the front page of this site, here's a short video explaining our shift into digital health.
Nov 2017
Case Study: Launching a life-saving new blood pressure monitor online with Omron
How we designed, validated and launched a fantastic website and EVOLV's digital launch plan
Nov 2017
The State of Hanno: Our new focus on health & sustainability
Why we’ve chosen to focus our work around the two causes we’re most passionate about.
Oct 2017
Case Study: Launching an iOS and Android app for a viral product with Prepd
How we built, beta tested and publicly launched a high-performance, custom-backend React-Native app for Prepd
May 2017
Team retreat: a week of surfboards and yoga mats in Sri Lanka
At the end of March this year, we packed our bags, left our laptops at home and boarded flights from two different continents to meet up in Mirissa, Sri Lanka for our sixth and most chilled out team trip.
Speedboat crossing open ocean with wake
May 2017
Lean and flexible content with Contentful
We’ve written previously in the Logbook about some of the challenges of building a mobile app in React Native for our recent project with Prepd. This article will give you another peek behind the curtain at how we tried to make a great user experience for content editors and app users.
Mar 2017
MobX: a Redux alternative you should consider
When it comes to managing app state in React, people usually default to Redux. I'll explain why we chose Mobx instead, and why you should consider it too.
Feb 2017
How to automate your React Native deployment workflow using Bitrise
An important part or our process while building Prepd was deployment. Read on to understand how Bitrise helped us save some hours of work every day.
Jan 2017
Building Prepd: the pros and cons of launching a product with React Native
In this post, we talk about how we used React Native to launch an iOS and Android app for Prepd, a Kickstarter-backed physical lunch box product.
Sep 2016
5 Tools to power your remote workflow
A few new tools we've started using recently to help sail our remote ship.
Jul 2016
Team retreat: back to the future in Valencia
Find out what we got up to in our recent team trip to Valencia.
Jun 2016
Path to React Native: from Rookie to Rockstar
A handy guide to help you master React and React Native a lot quicker!
Jun 2016
Case Study: Making assistive technology accessible with Ava
How we helped Ava team overcome some of their biggest challenges, with our 5-Day Sprint process
Mar 2016
The State of Hanno: March 2016
A year ago now, on the back of a really financially strong 2014, we knew it was time to take the next step. Here's how it went.
Feb 2016
On handling stress and creative projects
We all get stressed, sometimes. That’s just part of life. But are there ways we can handle it better?