axbom.blog on coaching, design and ethics

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

How to delete unroll.me and revoke their access to your e-mail

Apr 25, 2017
In reports coming out about how the unsubscription service unroll.me has been selling your data to Uber, it has become glaringly clear that not only are they selling your data (which truly should not surprise you a great deal) but…

Same goal. Different tactic.

Apr 5, 2017
A fisher had finished work early and was sitting next to her boat on the beach. A wealthy businessman walked by, clearly upset by seeing the woman displaying such laziness. “Why aren’t you out fishing?”, he inquired. The fisher responded:…

Journalistens klagovisa

Mar 25, 2017
Gårdagens politiska debatt utlöste en känslostorm på Twitter. Jag räknade till minst 20 personer som Twittrade kritiskt och det kan vara bortåt 60 personer, och kanske möjligen även 120 personer som retweetade det någon annan skrev. Det motsvarar ju 0,000012…

Ruckusmaker Day

Feb 24, 2017
In honor of Steve Jobs. As initiated by Seth Godin, on February 24 each year we celebrate annual Ruckusmaker Day. The first Ruckusmaker Day was celebrated on what would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. Your opinion matters Ruckus noun.…

Ling Valentine answers my questions about LingsCars

Feb 14, 2017
So I did an e-mail interview with Ling Valentine back in 2013 but I only published it on my Swedish blog. By popular demand, here is my post with Ling’s answers in English (which they of course originally were written…

Trust. Can you build it?

Feb 8, 2017
All the signs say 2017 is bringing us into an era where UI:s no longer will be UI:s in the traditional sense. As the explosion of mobile devices and content chunking has rendered it nigh impossible to anticipate how a…

Min användare, min människa, mitt misstag

Dec 30, 2016
Jag avslutar 2016 [på Facebook] med att dela med mig av den föreläsning på 15 minuter jag höll på World Usability Day den 10:e november i år. Kvällen ägde rum i SEB:s lokaler vid Sergels Torg och STIMDI arrangerade. Föreläsningen…

STIMDI:s stora pris och mina anteckningar om etik

Nov 14, 2016
Torsdagen den 10 november firades World Usability Day runt om i världen. I Stockholm arrangerade STIMDI, Sveriges tvärvetenskapliga intresseförening för människa-dator interaktion, en temakväll med fokus på hållbarhet. Jag var inbjuden att tala om etik, baserat på att jag det…

Kom igång med DriveNow i Stockholm

Sep 28, 2016
Jag har börjat använda mig av DriveNow och Car2Go i Stockholm för att ta mig genom storstadstrafiken. Det är ofta billigare än både taxi och tunnelbana! Eftersom jag får en hel del frågor satte jag ihop denna guide som beskriver…

What is UX?

Aug 19, 2016
UX is naturally an abbreviation of user experience – but has over the years come to encompass so much more. You may even say that user experience is the passive way of explaining what UX entails. In fact, the overwhelming growth…

When friction is a good thing

May 30, 2016
Last week I gave a talk at UX Lisbon entitled The Invisible Problem With Fairy Tale Experiences. It is a talk that challenges conventional wisdom within UX, specifically the claim that the role of user experience is to remove obstacles…

Fairy Tale Experiences talk at #UXLx

May 26, 2016
Here are the slides for my UXLx talk The Invisible Problem with Fairy Tale Experiences. Huge thank you to everyone in the audience for having a good time with me. Give me a shout on Twitter if you have questions…