Journal

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

Jun 2015
Here’s the tool we’ve built to overcome remote isolation in our team
If you have been working from home, you may have noticed how easy it is to slip into remote isolation. Here's an automated tool we built to resolve this...
Jun 2015
Reinventing Organisations: next steps towards ‘going teal’ at Hanno
How we'll be working our way through the challenges of self-management in the next few weeks.
Jun 2015
Why offline-first matters, and what developers should know about it
Summary of Marcel's talk about offline-first at jsDay, the annual JavaScript conference in Verona.
May 2015
How we use OKRs to boost our team
A look inside how the team at Hanno uses OKRs to gain huge growth at home and at work.
May 2015
How to get hired by a remote team
Getting a great remote job is tough. Here are a few words of advice to increase your odds.
May 2015
Case Study: Helping a young startup uncover their potential and win user growth — Zirx
Since our very first sprint ZIRX managed to secure a total of $36.4 million in funding and continued to expand rapidly
May 2015
Plotting our new route towards Social Good
If we don’t find a way of turning our emerging vision into immediate actions, it will be in danger of remaining simply an idealistic ambition, gathering dust instead of momentum.
May 2015
Navigating the stormy seas of organisational change
We've been going through some challenging transitions in the last few weeks. Here's how we've been trying to reduce the stress and trauma that comes with that.
May 2015
Getting into remote design thinking with MURAL
We've already talked about how we started to get into design thinking. But the biggest challenge was yet to come.
May 2015
The State of Hanno: May 2015
It's time for massive change. Here's why we're going to give up profit maximisation and become a social good business.
Apr 2015
A simple experiment, a huge impact
Here is a Design Thinking exercise that we did at our recent workshop, and what we've learned from it in terms of user testing and idea validation.
Apr 2015
A shipmate got to have a code
Improving our code quality has always been an important part of our process. To help us get closer to producing the best code we can, we've defined a set of rules we call Pillars. Here's how it all came about.
Mar 2015
How Hanno became remote
It was never really our intention to be quite so committed to being a remote team. And it certainly wasn’t easy to get to this point. But there’s absolutely no way we’d change that, now.
Mar 2015
Team retreat: design thinking in Buenos Aires
Last February the Hanno ship docked in Argentina for a week. Here's what great things we learnt from the Design Thinking workshop during our team retreat.
Feb 2015
When Hyper met Hanno
I woke up this morning like I do every morning: slumbering in the semi-darkness as I roll out of a friend’s sofa-bed I’m crashing on while I figure out my next few weeks in London.
Feb 2015
The State of Hanno: February 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I posted our 2014 year in review, which rounded off a great year for us. But talking about what you’ve already been through is easy...
Feb 2015
How do UX Designer salaries vary around the world?
There are many salary comparisons around which look at the differences between US and EU cities. As a data fan, I love browsing them. Since Hanno is 100% remote, I thought it would be very interesting to gather up some of this data and look at how UX designer salaries compare amongst some of the biggest tech hubs in the world.
Feb 2015
The story of 4-years spent building the Hanno brand
Over the past few years we've been slowly building and evolving our brand and identity. There are few projects as challenging as designing for yourself, but we’ve had a lot of fun with this one.
Jan 2015
How using Angular.js can benefit your startup
We have been using Angular.js on a few projects, and are quite excited about it. Here are the benefits it provides in a rapid development process like ours.
Jan 2015
The State of Hanno: January 2015
It has been a bit of a crazy year here at Hanno. Looking back to last January, we were five strong—myself, Matt, Sergei, Arnas, Zsolt, and living in London, Russia, Norway and Budapest. Now, things have changed a little. So, we thought we’d recap a little on the best and worst of 2014 on the team.
Jan 2015
Our View: Why the teehan+lax shutdown isn’t the end of client services
Okay, I don’t know the inside story on exactly what went on inside teehan+lax before they made their announcement that they were closing down last week.
Jan 2015
10 European front-end conferences to attend this year
With the new year just having started, I thought it is a good moment to share with everyone which European front-end conferences I’m going to attend in 2015.
Jan 2015
Juggling with timezone differences
We’ve been working as a remote team ever since we started up, but every now and then, juggling timezone differences can be an unusually extreme challenge.
Dec 2014
My durian experience, and other adventures outside my comfort zone
Two weeks ago I visited Kuala Lumpur to give a workshop at UX Malaysia. Here's how it went, and why I leaving your comfort zone is always a good idea...
Nov 2014
Announcing our Playbook: why we’re defaulting to transparency
The client services industry is an interesting one in that I think many companies like to keep their cards very close to their chest.