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Take-aways from UXLx 2015 in #sketchnotes

Jun 7, 2015
In line with my passion for visual explaining, I doodle whilst listening to presentations which really helps me focus and remember core messages. Here are all the sketches I made at UXLx: from the two workshops I attended on Wednesday,…

Slaying 5 UX myths for the good of mankind

Feb 10, 2015
1. UX is about asking users what they want No. Just. No. If users were able to articulate their needs then running a business and being an entrepreneur would be a walk in the park. If there’s anything I’ve learnt…

Please stop the useless meetings

Aug 7, 2014
Ever so slowly many workers are returning from summer holidays, ready to start stirring the soup that is our bubbling national economy. And despite this long period of rest and reflection (an insane amount of uninterrupted vacation in Sweden I…

Eliminate Design — #UXLx lightning talk

May 19, 2013
Here is a an iPhone-video of the lightning talk I gave at User Experience Lisbon (UXLx) in May 2013. All of the Q and A session didn’t make it, but the full talk is in the clip. Also: check out…

A magazine from Axbom Innovation

Mar 28, 2013
NOTE! This magazine is no longer being updated! Staying up-to-date is one of the challenges of our time. Diving into and sifting though all this information and finding the right stuff. And then there are people like me who just…

My response to responsive web design challenges

Mar 11, 2013
There is a post over on Bloom Web Design about problems and solutions regarding responsive web design that is gaining some traction. Since I feel it misses some important points I wrote a comment. And since the comment is taking…

Introducing the ACEAWE Experience Model

Jan 22, 2013
For more than two years I have been making use of variations of the ACEAWE Experience Model in workshops and presentations to increase awareness and promote a holistic view of the work I do for clients. The model has always…

Digital trends that will transform your business

Dec 11, 2012
In a few hours I’m giving a keynote at the Ballad networking conference covering export of digital services for small and medium enterprises. These are my slides for the presentation, which I decided to entitle Digital trends that will transform…

Jesse James Garrett explains UX

Nov 9, 2012
An impressive walkthrough of the ins-and-outs of user experience. Jesse James Garrett from Adaptive Path is interviewed by Brian Solis. Teaser: ”As people were working on [traditional interface design issues] they started to realise there was some larger context that…

Don’t ask users what they want!

Oct 19, 2012
One of the most common mistakes organizations make is to ask users what they want. The problem with this is that users are lousy at knowing what they want. What you need to do is listen to what their problems…

The strategy document booby trap

Oct 3, 2012
Now what’s that jedi mind trick for differentiating between vision, mission and goals again? And what parts go into a strategy document? The answer: it really doesn’t matter. Only one thing matters. I’ll tell you. Running strategy workshops for companies…