Miles Fitzgerald

April 16, 2021

A new way to email

I'm writing this newsletter from my email client. It's called Hey. It's made by the folks over at Basecamp. I've been using it for a month now. It's a bit of a learning curve but it's been interesting to experience email in different ways. Here's what I love about it: • It's private and secure. There's no trackers and the parent compan...
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April 12, 2021

Your data makes them millions

I’ll start with a quick update on how the leaving Twitter and Instagram experiment is going. It’s been awesome. I enjoy being able to still access web links if someone sends me something to check out. While I’m working, I find that I've been more focused and I’m actually calling friends to have long conversations. The biggest change ha...
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April 12, 2021

Design a lab at home for your body

Last year when Covid hit and my gym closed down, I started looking for ways to work out at home (with everyone else in the country). I was dealing with a knee injury from running a marathon, and overwhelmed by the amount of programs out there. From Peloton to Instagram fitness, the whole industry is hard to navigate. I tried a few zoom...
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April 12, 2021

Part 2: A design system for modern wellness

Last week I shared Part 1 of how I’ve been designing my wellness system. A way for me to stay healthy and have regular check-ins with myself. I use a mix of qualitative and quantitative data to analyze different factors. This week I want to share some of my quantitative data experiments. I would also love to hear from you if some of th...
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April 12, 2021

Part 1: A design system for modern wellness

I want to share some of the experiments I’ve been exploring for overall wellbeing. Just like you, my journey in health is full of ups and downs. With more questions than answers. While you read this, take everything with a grain of salt. I’m not saying this is the “right” way to do it. But I believe that sharing this information is imp...
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April 12, 2021

What I've been listening

I want to share some music that’s been keeping me company. Working from home I’ve been appreciating listening to more music while designing and these French radios have been my go-tos. • Radio Nova I’m always discovering new tunes with them. They’ve been around since 1981. Based in Paris. • Radio FIP Eclectic and World music. Great to ...
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April 12, 2021

Quitting Twitter and Slowing Down

I've been thinking more about different ways to slow down in my life. In this issue, I want to share a few ideas and things that have helped me on this new journey. Quitting Twitter 🔊 2020 was the year where social media exploded. “Thanks” to we know who, it's taken such a heavy place for news and media. I remember back in 2010 when I ...
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April 12, 2021

Smalls Jazz Club

There is a jazz club in New York. It's down some narrow stairs. It's called Smalls. The place is small but the crowd is large. You get there, the band is already playing. You sit down or order at the bar. You can tell people here are serious about their jazz. It’s dark; it smells. The piano is always at the same spot. You get a glass o...
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