It’s a question that most of us ask ourselves from time to time. A single visit to Design Twitter, filled with its hustlers and lifelong learners, is enough to leave anyone with the crushing feeling of not doing enough to keep up.

So, I thought I’d set myself a challenge…


The sentence ‘Eight Totally Bodacious Testing Tips’ written in a funky 80s font with neon, retro colours and style.

The 80s were the best of all the decades. I don’t actually remember them much, but if Stranger Things is anything to go by, it was all big hair, synthesisers, arcade games and deadly monsters from alternate dimensions (fun!). …


I sometimes wonder how the design community — a group of people who pride themselves on their empathy and ability to communicate clearly — have been able to create such an unapproachable profession. For outsiders, the litany of buzzwords, methodologies, and rules can at best confuse newcomers, and at worst…


This article is adapted from a flash talk I gave at General Assembly in October 2017, and the images have been pulled straight from the presentation deck. Enjoy.

You may have heard about digital brutalism. It’s so hot right now. …


Summary

Fast-growing telemedicine startup MedicSpot required a complete redesign of the interface used by their doctors during video calls.

As part of this client project at General Assembly, I undertook a two-week sprint with three other team members, utilising the entire UX process, including interviews with GPs, three Design Studios and…


Summary

CitizenM is a hotel chain that focuses on being innovative, youthful, and different. As part of a mock two-week design sprint on the UX Immersive course at General Assembly, I was tasked with creating a responsive, mobile-first website for CitizenM that would allow travellers to plan and book ‘local’ experiences.


Summary

Briefed to create an app to solve a specific user problem, I developed a productivity app that would help my user overcome distractions with gentle ‘nudges’ reminding them to get back to work.

The resulting app, Nudge, allowed the user to set specific work blocks and designate how quickly to…


Bowel Status: Calm & Ready

It was a sunny Friday afternoon when my friend excitedly sent me a link to the website for Huel, a new nutritionally-complete powdered food ala Soylent, but manufactured in the United Kingdom. …


My alarm rung at 5am. I jumped down from the top bunk and shook awake my best friend, who grunted and rolled away from me to show his enthusiasm for the early wake-up call. A symphony of six snoring men filled the dark room.

We left the hostel and flagged…

Jared Hill

Design and other fun stuff. Planning to write a really good article on procrastination but keep putting it off. http://jaredhill.co

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