axbom.blog on coaching, design and ethics

My opinion pieces, articles, diary entries and rants on everything digital and humanitarian.

Why I avoid using Zoom for meetings

Sep 23, 2020
Zoom is a nine-year old company with growing pains. When I mention that I don’t use Zoom people tend to respond: “well they’ve fixed all their problems now”. Yes, they started fixing some of the problems they had for nine…

#UXCopenhagen talk: First Design No Harm (video)

Sep 4, 2020
My talk from UX Copenhagen earlier this year is now online. It’s an emotional talk that takes its start in a story of abuse and the systems that support that abuse. As designers we have the power to abuse, but…

Embed YouTube videos without cookies

Aug 5, 2020
A previous version of this post made it appear as if you could to some extent avoid cookies and tracking by YouTube when using their “Privacy-Enhanced Mode”. As is now explained in the post, it turns out that you can’t.…

Trump debates Trump by Justin T Brown

Aug 5, 2020
Yet another video is about to make the rounds without crediting the original creator. The maker in this case is Justin T Brown, who has made an edit of the Axios interview with Trump, to make it appear as if…

Digital Ethics – The Mindmap

Jul 12, 2020
This mindmap is a work in progress. It helps me create the syllabus for my course Ethics in Design, as well as outline corporate workshops. It helps to draw from when I’m preparing talks and lectures. It reminds me of…

Vem vet till slut hur maskinen funkar?

Jul 4, 2020
Snabb skiss kring komplexiteten i vad vi söker i sociala medier, vad vi får, och vad som driver företagen bakom. Till slut vet ingen hur trådarna däremellan egentligen hänger ihop. Inspirerad av Ralph Hammers inlägg, Make me Think! och Jordan…

The slavery supported by that device in your pocket

Jul 1, 2020
When I look at my phone I think about slavery. I think about modern day slavery, perpetuated by the wealth and power that historic slavery facilitated. I think about how invisible it is despite modern day access to information and  …

Hey, your e-mail matters more than hype

Jun 24, 2020
There is a new e-mail provider in town and it’s an excellent opportunity to have a reasoned conversation about how to improve your e-mail management. I do not believe that decisions around your e-mail provider should be made lightly. Your…

Byggstenar för förändring

Apr 23, 2020
Varje gång jag ska starta ett nytt projekt så checkar jag av att vi – eller jag – har tänkt på alla delar i detta diagram. Jag kallar det ‘Byggstenar för förändring’ och det är en sammanfattning av de fem…