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Sami Hamed

How shared urban housing can be revolutionized through digital product design

As physical as a product can be — a shared Community Space in one of homefully’s shared flats in Munich, Germany.

When we talk about digital products, we mostly think of video games, mobile apps, and tools which give us access to content — namely Spotify, Youtube, or Medium. We seldom consider that digital products can also serve as a support function for everyday life processes. Working can be digital. Training can be digital. Schooling can be digital. Can even housing become digital?

Since computers took over the workplace, tech companies have made significant progress in digitizing everyday items and services. …


Photo by Justin Peralta on Unsplash

Conquering the space of numbers - is the first part of a series I’m putting together about the evolution of machine interfaces and their design throughout time. It is based on notes collected during a research I did before starting to work in software development, studying social anthropology at Goethe University in Frankfurt (a. M.), Germany.

In its essence this first part describes early occurrences of machine-user interfaces and how technological innovation has resulted in certain cultural conventions surrounding modern computing tools and our concept and usage of numbers in our everyday life. The rest of the series will describe…


This essay goes out to all those who decided to jump on the developer bandwagon a little later than most of their peers. Maybe you’ve just created your first `index.html` file and are interested in what professional software development looks like. Maybe you’ve just landed your first job in web development. Maybe you even have a few years of experience and are now considering moving to a more senior role in your company. …

Sami Hamed

VP of Product Experience at homeful.ly

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