Janne Kaasalainen

Product designer


I am a product designer. To me, that means that I excel on how to make good products that meet users’ needs. I have a strong emphasis on running projects and setting the goals to meet the user and business needs before diving into interaction or visual design. This, in my opinion, forms the very basis for succeeding and makes the rest of the design works far simpler and more straightforward.


Key to this process is collaboration with research, business and engineering to form independent teams with clear goals and a mission.


If you want to learn more how I view my ideal design process, I’ve written about it in more detail here.


Adventures in leading Fleet Deployment and Organization’s user experience projects & designers to findways on how to best spend more than $13B a year on Alphabet’s data centers. These projectscover end-to-end forecasting, planning and delivery of the whole compute infrastructure toincrease efficiencies and provide capacity where it matters the most.

Projects coming soon.

Windows 10X

Coming soon.

Video editing

In August 5, 2015, I created a pitch to Microsoft leadership about modernizing the aging Movie Maker.

This lead to a chain of events of moving me from Finland to US and designing a basis for a new video editor.

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Remix Everything

To take storytelling to a new level, me and my team started to concept on ways to make people more engaged with video editing.

We came up various ways to accomplish this and concepting how storytelling could be made viral by allowing people to riff off from existing stories and add their own twist to them.

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Nokia Camera

Nokia’s Pro Camera was originally designed for the ‘monster’ camera phones, but ended up being the default Microsoft Camera that ships with Windows 10.

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Snip & Sketch

Modernizing the Windows 10 screen shot tool to drive pen and ink engagement.

Photos Mobile

Getting people to try out new apps is hard. So how can that be made more enticing?

Lumia Highlights

Improving consumer awareness for Nokia’s offerings.

Lumia Accessories

How to make first party accessories work seamlessly with Nokia’s mobile phones.


Hobby Projects


Here and there I also engage in hobby projects. My latest interests have been about home automation and spreading the joy of voice assistants to my motorcycling. 


On personal side, I do find photography relaxing. I love to organize a handful of photoshoots a year.

Galleries on Flickr

Diving & Motorcycling

Having a kid has limited my leisure time activities, but I yearn to go scuba diving again and still enjoy my motorcycling trips on warm summer evenings.