At Made by Many we believe in working extremely closely with our clients. So closely that our NYC studio regularly sends teams to work from within our client’s offices. The last few months I’ve worked from two different client offices. For the past two projects my morning commute involved skipping my normal subway stop and the Made By Many office to head straight to the client’s office. With my changing routine I found it was a slippery slope to being completely disconnected from our studio culture.

These are some tips I’ve found over the last 2 months to maintain a connection with HQ while working embedded.

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ITV News - election 2015

Last year we embarked on a project with ITV focusing on their election coverage in May. However, we all wanted to avoid solely developing functionality that could only be used for one night. This meant that we had to identify the must have requirements to serve the election night itself and focus the rest of our time on more long lived functionality.

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Memories of WWDC

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It's that time of year when the Apple developer community prepares for Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), an annual gathering in San Francisco of around five thousand developers from around the world. These days the event is so over subscribed Apple uses a lottery system to determine who gets tickets. Sadly I won't be going this year but I have been fortunate to have been to eight WWDCs, the first in 1996 and the last in 2014. How things have changed...

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The (not so) little things: day to day decision making

What is the day to day reality of working on a project? There are thousands of blog posts written about strategy, product thinking, design, methodology but ultimately when working on every day on a product, this isn’t the reality. The reality is emails, a lot of emails. And tickets. Decisions. And the challenges that documenting and communicating those decisions bring.

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