A quick introduction
I am a Human Centered Design Strategist. This means I build and evolve design teams for agencies and product companies where the starting point is always people, humans. Both as creators and as receivers of the work created, whether it is products, services or spaces.
In my world AI is here to support humans, and the design challenge is thus to make the best use of the Artificial Intelligence flavour known as Augmented Intelligence. Ideally when embracing Anticipatory Design. The same goes for touch-points. The fact that tools, services and interactions are no longer stuck behind a sheet of glass is liberating as long as we put people and ethics first.
I am currently Global Head of Design for the Futurice agency where I also do strategic client work, often with the teams I build.
In addition to this role I am a partner to Boris Design Studio, one of Hong Kong’s leading design agencies.
In terms of professional roots, mine are firmly planted in the world of User Experience design. It is no great surprise, then, that I believe clarity and simplicity are the only "rules" we should follow.
I advise a select number of international companies on Design Strategy, and build teams for them that successfully, collaboratively and consistently deliver the results they need.
When possible I bring my clients, their teams, audiences and clients together in live projects to explore how and why a better way of working matters and how they can all contribute to it and benefit from it. At the moment I work mainly across Europe and in Hong Kong.
Co-founder State of Mind at Work ⇢ and Founding Editor of print title 96°.
Speaker, guest lecturer and moderator at events and institutions including Berghs School of Communication, XDesign Stockholm, Cotalk by Codesign, Almedalen and Nordic Intranet Summit.
Swedish, formerly based in San Francisco and London with a stint in Washington D.C. Now living in Stockholm.
International Head of Creative at Comprend [Stockholm, London, Lisbon + Milan] (2014-2016). Developed award-winning UX & Design team. Established human centered design methodology with an emphasis on research and collaboration. Clients included European industry leaders BBVA, Grant Thornton, SEB Bank, Electrolux, William Hill.
Global Head of Creative at Nansen [Stockholm, Chicago, London, New York, Washington D.C.] (2011-2013). Built and coached the international UX and design teams, setting the overall creative direction for the agency. Clients included Electrolux, Coop, Reyes Beverage Group, Vårdförbundet and Aggro Pekuliar.
UX & Design Director at cloud collaboration leader Huddle (2010-2011) in San Francisco, Telegraph Tech Start-up 100 Award winner. Inaugural RHoK ⇢ judge with founding partners NASA, The World Bank, Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft.
Co-founder at Skrivr and OpenTypography. Advisor at Weld ⇢ and MND Labs. Co-author of 'Noded - The untouchable business', listed by Internetworld magazine with Twitter, Apple and Nintendo Wii as ideas and companies that “got it right” and are leading the way to the future.
In 2008 coined the term Functional Creativity to explain how successful digital projects combine strategy, concept development, function and UX:
Spray, Marieberg Interactive, SMC, Yahoo! (2003-2004), Sharpenr (2004-2010) and Stanford University CSP, JMK Stockholm University and Poppius School of Journalism alumni. Former writer, editor, photographer and columnist.
...or explore how my work has been featured.
The press coverage for Huddle during my tenure as UX & Design Director was very positive.