Find the ski resort that suits you best.

2016-2017, Design, CSS
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Are you planning a ski trip with your friends or family? Prepare your holidays with Hohey, a ski resort comparison site. Find the places that best suit you, compare them and choose your destination.


Easy comparison for ski resorts.

The problem

Romain Pichard, Jérémy Leherpeur & Kevin Dubourg, the project founders, made a simple observation: What easy way is there to find the ski resort that suits your needs best? It is not easy to quickly and efficiently compare several different and incomplete sources. Hohey was thus born, and we needed to create a platform used to compare, sort and filter all these resorts according to set criteria.

Creative and technical contribution

This is the stage at which my investment in the project took form. The founders were looking for service providers to collaborate with who could work on design and front-end development. Clement Le Biez, the front-end developer, and I therefore met with the Hohey team.

My role

I first took care of designing the interface. I was then able to integrate the models to the front-end project and implemented a scalable architecture, so iteration was made easier for the design stage.


Front-end design and development.


When the platform design process first began, Hohey already had a website with an existing charter. I focused on reworking this charter, elaborating usability searches and working on the UX. Based on a mobile-first approach, models were elaborated using the Adobe Xd software programme.

Hohey prototype

Creating interactive prototypes in addition to the models made it possible for all employees to agree on the experience to be tested.

The application being responsive, the interface is designed in a mobile-first way. Here is some mobile wireframes:

Hohey wireframes mobile

Front-end integration and development

At the same time as the interface was being designed, Clément was able to implement the Javascript application using the Angular 2 framework. My integration work consisted in complying with this framework and architecturing the CSS code using a component-based approach. The goal here was to create an MVP (minimum viable product), and we had to find the right balance between scalable architecture and speed.

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  • Logo InuitCSS
  • Logo Git
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The design architecture was built up around ITCSS and the InuitCSS framework. These tools/methods helped ensure good code scalability and maintenance, and make the most of object and utilitarian classes. All this with added UI so we could create our own design. To find out more about this architecture, visit the following page: design-system.

Brief technical overview
  • Angular 2, Typescript
  • Sass, InuitCSS, ITCSS
  • Webpack
  • Git

Additional tasks


Back-end developments and infrastructures were handled by the founders, who had the required skills. The API was based on the Symfony 2 framework.

Project management

The project was managed using Github: Kanban, issues and pull requests to save the day!


Feedback and lessons learnt.

What I learnt

This was my very first time working on an Angular 2 project. Supporting this young start-up in the implementation of an MVP was also extremely interesting. I had to ask myself the right questions, focus on the heart of the matter and develop the main functionality: searching for and comparing ski resorts.

Next step

The project is currently evolving, with new functionalities soon to come. You will soon be able to organise holidays collaboratively, by creating a list of travellers. Each participant will be able to reserve their own skiing equipment for their stay. Stay tuned ;)


Kevin Bizien

Product Designer
Design System Jedi

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