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 spend most hours on hands-on design, which gives me some 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 to 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 let users access physical and other difficult-to-access Finna content. I also helped to build them.
- Tabs for external sources
I re-designed a badly working tab navigation UI and related search term interactions for university library Finna sites.
- Search result relevance and SEO
I evaluated relevance of Finna.fi search results, designed major improvements and later implemented some, too. I also designed SEO enhancements because Google found only 20% of Finna material pages, and majority of Finna.fi users came from there.
- 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. Timeline see more links go to Invision and Facebook, where your observations would be very welcome.