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Digital Transformation

Redefining the employee experience

At Made by Many, we’ve been building digital products and services for consumers for over a decade. However, rarely have we had the opportunity to create a product and experience solely dedicated to employees. Our recent work with YayHappyFunTimesCorp* surprised us on many fronts. Here’s how we redefined their employee experience, and some surprisingly awesome things that made this project a rather memorable one.

Susan Lin   ·   18 July 2017

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Digital Transformation

WTF is a ‘product-led digital transformation’ anyway?

I did a short talk at Neil Perkin’s most recent Google Firestarters soirée a couple of weeks ago.

Tim Malbon  ·  17 July 2017

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Business

On not-knowing

Out of all the advice I’ve been given over the years there’s one that has been by far the most valuable.

Sam Small  ·  17 July 2017

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Paper prototyping with 50 new bloods

An oyster card for crossing borders, a digital picture frame that syncs with local art museums, and an airline that takes destination requests mid-flight. ...

Mike Walker  ·  14 July 2017

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Design

How to run a sketch session

Sketching sessions can happen at any stage of a project, but we most typically use them in the first week (or day) of a project. They’re an effective way t...

Tom White  ·  14 July 2017

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People

Introducing the Made by Many professional development programme

Made by Many has been practising digital product development for ten years (and more if you count our combined experience at previous companies). A common ...

Charlotte Hillenbrand  ·  12 July 2017

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Technology

Seven unbelievable hacks to make your site fly (Jeff Bezos hates this trick)

Everyone hates waiting. There’s been a fair bit of research suggesting that even a tiny increase in waiting for a page to load could reduce the number of p...

Eric George  ·  12 July 2017

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Technology

What if AI is a failed dream?

We’ve been told the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is right around the corner. But what if it isn’t? What if this is just another false dawn? Afte...

Ilya Poropudas  ·  11 July 2017

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Design

What we mean when we talk about ‘Product Feels’

‘Product Feels’ grab people by the heart and make them feel something every time they use a product.

Mike Walker  ·  4 July 2017

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Launched: Made by Many creates new app for Cannes Lions Festival

We’ve created a brand new companion app for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which kicks-off this Saturday and runs for 8 days in the...

Tim Malbon  ·  15 June 2017

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Technology

How we do Mobile QA at Made by Many

I’ve been testing for over six years now. The early days were very much desktop-based QA, but as the uptake of mobile browsing and the demand for responsiv...

Jamie Mayes  ·  15 June 2017

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Fear and despair in product teams (and how to navigate them)

Making successful digital products is hard. For many businesses, it’s still a step into the unknown. It requires teams to experiment with new ways of worki...

Kristof Goossens  ·  9 June 2017

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Technology

Swallow your developer’s pride and just do stuff

Doing things the wrong way to get the right result

Łukasz Sągol  ·  8 June 2017

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People

Calling all interns!

Summer in London is here again and that means it’s time for us to recruit this year’s team of interns. You’ll have to be quick: applications open today and...

Charlotte Hillenbrand  ·  8 June 2017

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Business

Why we make

Not so long ago Jason Fried of Basecamp published a small piece called “Planning is Guessing” — you don’t need to read it to get his point but a) he’s righ...

Matt Williams  ·  31 May 2017

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Business

How we co-locate on projects at Made by Many

At Made by Many we place a huge value on face-to-face contact with our clients. It improves productivity and helps build strong relationships – if it’s don...

Peter Parkes  ·  25 May 2017

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Design

Riffing on Design

During my heady student days, I spent most of my time (and student loan) travelling up and down the country playing guitar in a pop-punk band. Rather than ...

Adam Morris  ·  24 May 2017

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Front-end London. This time without the booze

At the end of every Front-end London event we invite our attendees to the Earl of Essex pub and encourage them to meet new people, exchange ideas and devel...

Andrew Walker  ·  23 May 2017

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Technology

A Year of React Native: SSL Pinning

We’ve been using React Native for over a year now and we’re loving how quickly we can create feature-rich and performant apps for iOS and Android. So far w...

Sam Murray  ·  23 May 2017