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.
While working for Google, I’ve been leading designers and user experience projects for Fleet Deployment and Optimization organization. Our task has been to develop internal tools and processes around how to spend roughly 16 billion dollars a year on Google’s hardware infrastructure and data centers. These projects cover end-to-end forecasting, planning and management of the whole compute infrastructure to increase efficiencies and provide capacity where it matters the most.
Coming later. The operating system has yet to be launched.
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.
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.
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.
Snip & Sketch
Modernizing the Windows 10 screen shot tool to drive pen and ink engagement.
Getting people to try out new apps is hard. So how can that be made more enticing?
Improving consumer awareness for Nokia’s offerings.
How to make first party accessories work seamlessly with Nokia’s mobile phones.
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.
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.