I design user experiences for services and digital products, and help to build them.
I love human-centered design, where two actions follow each other. You study situations of use and goals, and visualize a solution that supports these.
I do also kanban, co-creation, visual design, photography, sea kayak surfing and yoga.
I used to be a software developer, and have maintained my skills. CSS can do magic, but backend is often as important. I have technical skills in data modeling and search engines, too.
I love doing hands-on design, which gives my brain rest from service design. There is also another designer in the product team, maybe part-time.
Developers understand that design is not development, that they are not representative users themselves, and that you need human-centered design to understand and serve the real users.
Product owner wants designers to tell why and what, not only how. He comments designs with business model insight.
When there are close to zero developers who take my designs further, I start to look for new challenges.
- Finna.fi branding and content
My main contributions to Finna were new functionality, but I also had a major role in branding and content design. I renewed Finna.fi front page content strategy and edited it in 2013–2015, visioned service introduction pages and designed them.
- Access to physical materials
I designed new features that help people to reach materials across libraries and archives. I also helped to implement them.
- Finna Street
I designed branding and user interface for Finna Street. It is a GPS enabled, easy to use way to access image collections.
I have prepared this initial version of my online portfolio for feedback. Some timeline see more links go to Facebook. Your reactions and comments would be very welcome there.