Lessons from digital crafting
We chat with Matt Stein, an environmental engineer from Stanford and founder of Wheeli, about balancing time and attention when building a digital product while having a full-time, high-level executive job.
After more than a year of work, the first Z1 Equality Plan is now a reality. We share the ins and outs of developing it from scratch, hoping to pave the way towards gender equality within other design and software studios.
Our design and development efforts in crafting delightful finance and insurance digital products were rewarded last August by Wealth & Finance International.
We helped entrepreneur Matt Stein transform his vision into a powerful tool that integrates the latest behavioural science breakthroughs.
We share some of the pains and some of the excitement a solo founder finds in her journey. From detecting a real problem to be solved to crafting the first version of an app to solve that specific problem.
We accompany entrepreneur Chiara Pastorelli from the first steps to the launch of Applicate, the ultimate app for iPhone to improve how we save, organize, and share images, screenshots and inspiration. Guess what! The first beneficiaries are the designers of Z1.
Loads of our passions are non-digital. Name it: pottery, cooking, or sports. We chat with Eric Mayville, CEO & CoFounder of Fairgame, and Andrew Haynes, its VP, Executive Creative Director, to show you how to add value to your analogue passions by building digital experiences.
If used properly, ESLint can be a superpower. Discover how to configure it with the help of María Simó, Z1’s experienced front-end developer. This guide is especially helpful for those who want to maintain consistency in their codebase and improve their app's design and maintainability.
We adopted a previous step to wireframing in Z1, a system that allows us to see the map of an app from a bird’s eye view to achieve the best results. Now we are sharing a blockframes starter kit on Figma for you. Use it to boost your design process!
We worked together with influencers Mimi and Alex Ikonn to craft a delightful app called Habits. Harmonically, it helps you set goals and track your progress to improve your lifestyle.
A simple design, solved with very few elements, cohesive, and with a slightly retro flavor. That’s how Z1’s front-end developer María Simó imaged what some of her favorite programming books would look like.
To get to a successful product launch in a competitive market, user experience research activities are crucial. We had Stuart Winchester, CEO and founder of the insurtech startup Marble, and also Adi Sundar, CTO, to cover how they did it.
We launch a conversation series with early-stage startup founders that will help you navigate the path to building better digital products.
Qamarero is a digital product that increases the efficiency and profitability of the hospitality industry. Antonio Bustamante, its founder, relied on Z1 to land and launch the first version of his idea.
One of the problems why there are not more women in the technology sector is the lack of references, they said. We introduce you to some of our female team members. Brilliant professionals who we asked to encourage other women to pursue their vocational dreams.
AI deserves attention, reflection, and debate. Far from stealing our jobs as designers, AI can only make our lives easier, evolving our roles into decision-makers.
We designed a synthetic and clean logo back in 2019 that works as a proof of concept for the brand.
Z1 accompanied Mike Dannheim on his journey toward creating an app to tap into the wisdom of our bodies for instant personalized wellness.
The internet has become so interconnected with us that we can now barely imagine a world without it. However, social, political, and economic flaws still need to be addressed. Will dApps be the answer to building a better internet? We’ll walk you through the fundamentals.
Z1's CEO, Héctor Giner, talks with Michelle Reid, VP of Partnerships and Growth, about what they've learned after seven years of helping entrepreneurs to build products that boost their businesses.
We joined Vimi’s founder to upgrade the experience of gifting and showing gratitude. Together we crafted an app that facilitates the creation of personalized videos and attaches them to beautiful paper tags for the delight of the recipients.
The world of cryptocurrencies is complex and constantly evolving. We helped Makara’s founders overcome the challenge of making decentralized finance accessible to investors.
We teamed up with the startup Marble in its early days, shaping and crafting together the first digital wallet and rewards platform for insurance. After several months of collaboration, they raised $2.5M in seed round funding.
We navigate through design trends in crypto with this new website for the leading venture capital firm in the Solana ecosystem.
We joined forces with GoalBased Investors (GBI) to create Lasso, a gamified platform that brings consumers and financial advisors together through two interconnected apps, each with its own customized experience.
This is how I went from journalism and storytelling to UX Writing, a sector in which communicators and editors have a lot to contribute.
We joined forces with Chris Motley to shape and create a platform that facilitates virtual mentorship among employees and prospective candidates while advancing the careers of underrepresented talent.
Agility and clarity are the maxims at Murmur, a digital product we conceptualized together with Aaron Dignan and his team to unleash the power of agreements.
Software engineers and designers, but also psychologists, journalists, and musicians, among other professional backgrounds, coexist in Z1. A fertile environment with up to 11 different nationalities to create the best digital products.
Faced with the trend of making the user spend as much time as possible in an app, our goal at Z1 is to create experiences that add up and that are built on the idea of quality, not time spent inside.
We reflect on the “new normal” for work after the state of alarm in Spain and opt to maintain a hybrid and flexible model. Pros and cons: the time savings due to the lack of commuting in the face of loss of human contact.
Dalal AlRayes, co-founder of the startup Spare, is a brave woman entrepreneur who we worked with to design a smart and safe digital product to radically change the way young people interact with their finances in Kuwait.
In 2020, we witnessed an unprecedented transformation in the history of commerce: we all turned to online shopping for almost everything. Ecommerce users are not only digital natives anymore; hence customer-centricity is more vital than ever.
Saying goodbye to collective breakfasts at our HQ, but never to optimism. Embracing full remote while building an even stronger company culture based on close collaboration. We share some of the lessons we save from this challenging and weird year.
As an illustrator, you may have never dreamed of seeing your work published in an app, but it’s time to overcome this prejudice and learn how to shine in a world constantly demanding visually amazing experiences and talent.
We helped craft Trip from the ground up, a new product for guiding you through consciousness-expanding experiences, with the use of drugs or not, and had a lot of fun creating a new category of technology.
Does your inbox feel out of control? We introduce you to the solution we helped design. An assistant who works with any email clients to make your days more productive. Be the master of your time.
Outcome-driven cooperation, collaborative decision-making, and trust. Let’s talk about crafting meaningful digital products for everyone involved.
Z1 has provided the storytelling with data community with a perfect digital shelter to practice, get feedback, and iterate.
There is no doubt: our whole world is now online. Here's how the pandemic has shown the need for apps and tools in new sectors and the role that we developers will play in the new normal.
We partnered with an experienced entrepreneur to help him realize his vision for “Duolingo for Bitcoin” — a user-friendly, mobile bitcoin learning app. It’s a lesson in how to go from zero to one.
Remote working doesn’t mean an end to close collaboration. In fact, at Z1 we think remote working can lead to fantastic results. Here you'll find some tips from experienced remote workers.
A colleague posts a thread on our Twitter account but ruins it with an incorrect mention. We tackled the problem by creating Sneak, a Chrome extension that warns users if they mistype a Twitter handle they mention.
Less is an app that helps people track how much they drink and build a healthier, more mindful relationship with alcohol. We worked with the promoters and took it from prototype to 15,000+ users a month after launch.
The historic and trendy city of Sevilla is home to Z1, a vibrant digital product studio that helps international startups take off and prosper.
We can’t tell for sure, but after having worked with Castro, Supercast, or DoubleUp, we do know how to build great ones.
Localist is a community event platform that has been working for a decade. We modernized its core product, helping retain clients and go upmarket to enterprise customers.
Motivation, collaboration, and support. The keys that helped us to inspire women in our community to fall in love with programming.
We work together with the founders of Altru to create a powerful product that helps companies win the war of talent.
I joined the Z1 Lab team before finishing my vocational training, worked on projects involving startups, and learned essential lessons beyond technology.
Z1's Lab crafted a cool Augmented Reality video game for kids from scratch. A challenging and fun experience from zero to one.
This is how we helped LoftSmart become a desirable digital product for both investors and the public.
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