Urban Explorations

What to do with abandoned, liminal spaces in cities? Should the city’s inhabitants be let to make use of them? And how to design a space where everyone feels welcome? These are some of the questions that I have been facing lately in conjunction with my university studies. … I have always been interested in … Continue reading Urban Explorations

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About Travel and the Notions of Place

"Place is security, space is freedom”, states Yi-Fu Tuan, the author of “Space and Place – The Perspective of Experience”. He goes on to explain that “what begins as undifferentiated space becomes place as we get to know it better”, and that places are, essentially, “centers of value”. According to Tuan, places “attract or repel … Continue reading About Travel and the Notions of Place

On the Lean Methodology and Metrics

I think setting up consistent metrics makes all the difference in relation to the lean startup model thinking. The practice of creating Minimum Viable Products is becoming a prevalent way to create new products and services. But in order to keep on improving our MVPs, it is essential to figure out the relevant metrics in relation … Continue reading On the Lean Methodology and Metrics

Flow and Seductive Interactions

How to create an engaging website and increase conversion rates? According to psychologist Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi, great websites are really not about navigating content – they are all about staging an experience. The key, says Csíkszentmihályi, is a finely tuned sense of rhythm, involvement, and anticipation known as "flow". Csíkszentmihályi has famously stated that flow is … Continue reading Flow and Seductive Interactions

Designing for Happiness

Last week, I visited several design agencies in conjunction with the IXDA Helsinki Open Studios 2016 event. The most important takeaway of this event, in addition to making new friends, was to visit the various agencies in the field of digital service design, see what they are working on, and how. I met many interesting … Continue reading Designing for Happiness