A quick look inside Alan’s design community!

Alan has written a lot about its “no meeting” policy and about its written culture. Some like it; some hate it. Anyway, it does not leave people indifferent, and it generates lots of questions like “how do Designers collaborate in such an environment ?

Let’s start with a quick description…


Following up on the story on the Withings scale, here is a piece on the design of the Withings Pulse interface.

The project

When I started designing at Withings in December 2012, two products were in the work; a new scale (the Smart Body Analyser), and the Withings Pulse. …


Here is the first of a series of case study I wrote a few years back on a very specific aspect of my work at Withings on embedded software and never shared online. Hopefully it will be useful to you people!

The story

Arriving at Withings on December 2012, the first two…


Before joining Alan to help build the best health insurance company in Europe, I was the lead designer at Withings (now Nokia Health) for 4 years. When I started in 2012, smart objects were just starting to become more common.

Since then, the hype around connected objects has gone up…


How to prepare, perform and analyse the results of a user test.

A few weeks ago we shared a first article on how we build design at Alan:
4 designer tricks to launch an online insurance in less than 9 months”.

One of the important tool described in the post is user testing. …


Alan is the first 100% digital health insurance in France, and the first independent insurer to be regulated in the last 30 years.
You can learn more about us on Techcrunch.

A year ago, I left Withings to join Alan as the “first and only” designer in a team of…


It’s a sentence I have been hearing a lot lately, usually to justify building big apps with a very large scope of functionalities.

As explained in a previous article, it sometimes is a great strategy to build an echo-system of apps instead of a juggernaut. …


Facebook took Messenger out of its core product into a standalone app (and tried several times to build apps around other Facebook features), Foursquare made Swarm, LinkedIn made Pulse (and a bunch of others), Instagram made Layout, Hyperlapse and Boomerang, Google with Drive, Spreadsheet, Doc, etc…; other exemple can be…


For those who don’t know about Devialet, it’s a Paris based company founded in 2004 that aims at building ultra high quality speakers at a reasonable price (from $1600 to $2000) using cutting edge technologies (more on CrunchBase). …

Édouard Wautier

Lead UX / UI designer at Alan.eu, former Lead UX / UI Design at Withings. More on ma at edouardwautier.com.

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