Type: Insights

  • A Month of Mindfulness: Honouring Mental Health Awareness

    A Month of Mindfulness: Honouring Mental Health Awareness

    Recognising Mental Health Awareness Week all Month Long 💚 The 13th-19th of May saw companies across the UK celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, and here at hedgehog lab, we went all out to celebrate our mental well-being and educate our teams on mental health issues all month long. For the past few weeks, we have…

  • Celebrating 10+ years of Design at hedgehog lab

    Celebrating 10+ years of Design at hedgehog lab

    Over the last decade, hedgehog lab has seen significant transformation in its design team, roles, practices, and its strategic integration into our core business offerings.  The structure of the design team has evolved to include various roles such as UX Research, Service Design, and integrated positions like Product Management within the wider business. The addition…

  • What’s got our developers excited at WWDC 2023

    What’s got our developers excited at WWDC 2023

    For those who might not know‚ WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference. It is an annual event organised by Apple Inc. that serves as a platform for Apple to showcase its latest software and technologies to developers and the wider iOS community. During the conference‚ Apple announces updates to its operating systems such as iOS‚…

  • What happened at WWDC 2024

    What happened at WWDC 2024

    The latest WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) aired this week and brought with it lots of exciting new releases!  For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, it is an annual event organised by Apple Inc that serves as a platform for Apple to showcase its latest software and technologies to developers and the…

  • Sarat Pediredla: Starting and Growing a Tech Company – Podcast

    Sarat Pediredla: Starting and Growing a Tech Company – Podcast

    In the latest episode of the Haystack Tech Uncovered podcast‚ our CEO Sarat Pediredla‚ chats with presenter and founder Mike Davies. Sarat is an award-winning entrepreneur and software developer by trade who started hedgehog lab. Sarat shares his journey from wanting to be a surgeon‚ to software engineering to starting up his own business. hedgehog…

  • hedgehog lab ‘What If?’: B&Q

    hedgehog lab ‘What If?’: B&Q

    This is the first installment of our ‘What If’ Series‚ where our development specialists question and discuss the current opportunities in the market for digital improvement. Over the past couple of months‚ we challenged our Mobile and UX teams to put their minds to solving the world’s problems. We wanted to pick the brains of…

  • Why multivariant (A/B) testing is an essential part of your continuous improvement and risk management strategy

    Why multivariant (A/B) testing is an essential part of your continuous improvement and risk management strategy

    Making changes to a live app can be risky. Especially when you have a large user group that relies on your product every day. Toby Li‚ one of hedgehog lab’s senior product managers‚ believes testing is an ideal way to reduce the risks associated with integrating new features into a live app.   “Testing a new…

  • 5 things you didn’t know about app design prototypes.

    5 things you didn’t know about app design prototypes.

    The design prototype is the thing every one of our clients wants to see.  It’s their ideas brought to life and the tangible embodiment of the project they’ve been planning for months or even years.  But it’s more than just a whizzy piece of design. It’s actually the product of a tremendous amount of research‚…

  • Why we’ve ditched context switching for development pods

    Why we’ve ditched context switching for development pods

    It’s common practice in the agency world for developers to work on more than one project at a time.  Known as context switching‚ developers work on a number of projects simultaneously and move frequently between code repos‚ project briefs and technical requirements.  We don’t think it works.  So‚ we’ve made some changes to how we…

  • Discovery Phase with hedgehog lab

    Discovery Phase with hedgehog lab

    Many of our initial conversations with prospective clients who are looking to develop digital products whether it be a web platform or a mobile app include talking about our discovery phase. Many of our clients who choose to work with us follow a four-stage process that begins with discovery.  Discovery is all about getting to…