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2016 A Practical Approach to Icon Taxonomy

My poster and paper presented at HCI International 2016 in Toronto. Also published in Communications in Computer and Information Science / Springer.

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An experimental approach on icon taxonomy

Latest update from my doctoral thesis research – my thoughts about creating a taxonomy for interface icons.

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2015 Crasman

Lead designer at Crasman.

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Update from Iconresearch.net

This is a status update from the Iconresearch.net project. The icon set that will be used for the first surveys is now complete. The collection consists of twenty interface icons that have a long history and most of which we … Continue reading

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Iconresearch.net

I’ve just registered and set up the domain iconresearch.net for my doctoral research website.

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2014 Aalto University

Doctoral Student, Department of Media / Graphic Design.

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2014 Alan01 exhibited in Space Station Sixty-Five

Alan01 was be exhibited in the Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery in London, 23 March – 11 May 2014.

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Talitianen || Great Tit

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Alan01 exhibited in London

Alan01 will be exhibited in the Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery in London, 23 March – 11 May 2014.

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Karuselli

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Unperformed tool in Aki Suzuki’s “Aino – Kalevala”

The video tool I developed while working at Crucible Studio will be used to control the projections in Jaakko Pesonen’s  set design for Suzuki’s dance performance.

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Tyvex

This post is only in Finnish. I bought a small sail boat this summer. And this thread will be dedicated to all the things related to it.

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Intranet for residents

I promised to build an intranet site for the residents of our apartment building. The main requirement was that it had to be cheap, or better yet free. I considered two main alternatives – WordPress and Google Sites. Here’s why … Continue reading

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This is responsive

I finally made this site responsive. It had been haunting me for a while, but I kept putting it off, since I expected it to be a time consuming project to go through. Well, I was wrong and I should … Continue reading

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pikehead

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Olmec head – 2013

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stockholm

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First year of Vintage Galleria

The story of starting up a vintage furniture store from my perspective.

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NEDS – North European Design Symposium

I had the chance to spend one day at the NEDS symposium, which was organized for the first time this year. I was left with mixed feelings about the day.

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Virtual toilet wall becomes mGraffiti

Futurice has picked my original Virtual toilet wall concept for the Nokia Ideas Project: http://www.ideasproject.com/ideas/9881 and they have made it into an app called mGraffiti, for both Windows Phone and Symbian.

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Spider macro

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Bumble bee free lense

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Suomen Kardiologiset Hoitajat

Website design for the Finnish Association for Cardiac Nurses.

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Mobile websites vs. responsive design

Vierityspalkki organized this morning seminar for the second time on friday 16.6. The event was hosted by SC5.

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Great success for team Crasman at High Tech Run

The first ever High Tech Run event was organized in Otaniemi by Tietoviikko. 53 teams participated in the 5 runner, 26 kilometer relay run. Our team performed splendidly, finishing in the 5th place with the total time 1:54:10.

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mucha-prague

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Photographer

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Mayfly

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Koskenlasku 2012

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2012 Crasman

Account manager at Crasman.

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Vintage Galleria

Graphic identity, web design and web development for a vintage furniture store based in Helsinki.

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2012 N2

Web developer at N2.

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No more Bolder

As the year comes to an end, so does our time together at Bolder. On monday 2.1.2012 I’ve started at my new job at N2.

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Touchscreen project

We are building a rear projection touchscreen hardware/software setup for an art installation. Our group consists of three people: media artist Heidi Tikka, architect Jaakko Pesonen and myself. I will post updates on the stages of the project in this thread.

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Elsa

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2011 Provoking the city—touch installations for urban space

Heidi Tikka, Sandra Viña, Giulio Jacucci & Teemu Korpilahti (2011): Provoking the city—touch installations for urban space, Digital Creativity, 22:3, 200-214. Article.

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More about the Virtual Toilet Wall

Here’s the actual concept I mentioned previously, which I posted to the Nokia Ideas Project.

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CheckLikes

CheckLikes is an iPhone Air application that can be used to get Facebook data about any URL address through a FQL http query.

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2011 Nokia World Hackathon

My Concept “Virtual Toilet Wall” was chosen to Nokia World 2011 Hackathon. You can read more about it here.

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Facebook likes FQL Flash reader

Here’s a small example Flash file for getting the number of likes, shares and mentions of any Url from Facebook, using a FQL http query.

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Portrait as an old man

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Free lens macro photography

I tried taking some free lens macro photos. I used a 52mm solid lens that I held backwards in front of my Nikon D7000.

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Lizard

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Kaislavene

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Jakob Nielsen – Usability of iPad Apps and Websites

Jakob Nielsen and Raluca Budiu, recently published the 2nd edition of their report on the usability of iPad apps and websites. You can find it online here. The 129 page report uses a set of casestudies to illustrate the dos and … Continue reading

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The Use of Storytelling in Music Artist Promotion

I just finished reading Pekka Hartikainen’s thesis: “The Use of Storytelling in Music Artist Promotion”. It’s a study that describes how contemporary musicians are becoming increasingly active and available for their fans, and using storytelling to build their character. Hartikainen … Continue reading

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Working full time at Bolder

Starting this monday I’m working full time at Bolder.

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Unperformed – Installation / Performance tool

We developed this experimental tool in Crucible Studio for controlling multiple projection screens. The system was developed for an opera set design.

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Litti

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