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Flash font embedding

Having trouble with dynamic font embedding and CSS styles in AS3/Flash CS5?

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Pilot

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New website

So I finally redesigned my website. In the new site I wanted to reconsider the focus of the pages. I removed some unnecessary pages and combined others. I also wanted a proper blog section. Perhaps this way I’ll be more … Continue reading

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Leopard

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Teotihuacan

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2010 Metropolia

Visiting teacher, AS3 programming workshops at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

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Pinocchio

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2010 From Physical to Non-Material Art – ICIDS

Third International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling November 1st – 3rd 2010 Edinburgh UK. My paper.

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Instant photo annotation

Within the time of two weeks, I’ve heard engineers and researchers in two different conferences (ACM & ICIDS) talking about the importance of annotation and ontologies. In the case of personal photography this would mean adding metadata to pictures about … Continue reading

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2010 ACM Multimedia Art Exhibit Colorito

The Alan01 installation was exhibited 26.10.-06.11. in Palazzo Médici Riccardi, Firenze, Italy. Conference website.

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The Holy Grail of hiding the mouse cursor in OS X

This is perhaps a bit off the topic I’ve set for this page, but… I recently ran into the most surprising problem, one which I couldn’t find a solution to anywhere on the internet. I needed to automatically hide the … Continue reading

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At Hand

Heidi Tikka’s At Hand is an interactive piece designed for touch screens in public space. The project is about urban gestures, micro spaces of the street and the possibility of encountering otherness.

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Paijanne

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Tour de France

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Icon taxonomy in interface design

I found this article: A survey of icon taxonomy used in the interface design by Wang Hsiu-Feng, Hung Sheng-Hsiung and Liao Ching-Chih. Which is a good overview and comparison of the different systems that have been suggested for icon taxonomy.

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Corporate logos and interface icons

Designing logos for companies has a lot in common with designing interface icons. Specially when it comes to pictorial logos, like those of Apple, Twitter or Lacoste. These logos are recognizable literal images that have been simplified and stylized (Wheeler, … Continue reading

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Metaphors and the user interface

I just read this article by Katalin Szabó which “provides a glimpse into the world of metaphors and how they can be used in user interface design”.

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UU Motion graphics

Two intro animations for the UU campaign I made while working at Bolder. The animations are made with Flash.

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2010-2011 Bolder Helsinki

Rich media and UX designer at Bolder.

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2009 MA in New Media

Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki. You can find my thesis From Alan01 to AlanOnline – A study of the different characteristics of physical media installations and non-material media art Here.

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2009 Concept, Content and the Convict

Our paper was presented in the ACM International Conference on Multimedia in Beijing. Authors: Mika Tuomola, Teemu Korpilahti, Jaakko Pesonen – TAIK, Finland; Yue Feng, Robert Villa, Punitha Puttu Swamy, Joemon M Jose – University of Glasgow, UK

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2009 EUROPRIX Quality Seal

The Alan01/AlanOnline production was awarded the official EUROPRIX Quality Seal.

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Alan01 and AlanOnline

This project is part of my work at Crucible Studio. Alan01 is an installation based on the life of Alan Turing. The installation was created in co-operation with Jaakko Pesonen and Merja Nieminen.

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Crucible Studio

In Media Centre Lume and Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Crucible Studio studies and develops narration of the digital, non-linear and interactive media.

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Brownie

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Viewmaster

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Deep sea diver

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Finnish Architecture game

The Finnish architecture game was produced by Crasman for the The Museum of Finnish architecture. The textual content and photographs were provided by the staff of the museum.

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Poda

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Tiger Cave Temple

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Trendi

Trendi Oy is a privately owned, independent and growing service company specialised in new construction and rebuilding.

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2008-2011 Crucible Studio

Interaction/interface designer and researcher in Crucible Studio, Department of Media of the Aalto University School of Art and Design.

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Pehmeä paketti – Unicef

Pehmeä paketti (that’s Finnish for soft package) is the online donation service of Finnish Unicef.

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Domin Rental Apartments

Domin Rental is a company that provides rental apartments located in central Helsinki. This is a project I made while working for Crasman in the summer 2008. I designed a new graphic layout for the pre-existing company website.

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Mobile instrument with motion tracking

As a part of rapid mobile application workshop, our group made this “Pocket Toshi” instrument. It uses the N95 phones accelerometer to move the ball on the screen. When the ball hits the keys on the side of the screen, … Continue reading

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Kultajyvä

Kultajyvä is a competition for Finnish print advertisement. It is organized annually by the Finnish marketing association. It was organized for the first time in 1966.

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Teno

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Hammerfest

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Kuukkeli

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Dragonfly

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Pole jump

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Singer

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Fun & Games

This is actually from a few years back, but I ran into the game files and thought it would be fun to have online. It’s a small Flash game I made while working for Crasman. Must have been around 2006-2007.

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Car Jump

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Toy Horse

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2006 – 2007 Crasman Co.

Graphic designer and site builder.

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2005 BA in Multimedia Production

Lahti University of Applied Sciences – Institute of Design.

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Old school action

The Pedestrian was my final work for the BA degree I finished in the end of 2005. Special thanks to Richard Lapington, who made the sound design.

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Violin

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2005 Media Lab

Production assistant / Flash game developer in the Tulse Luper Journey -project in Crucible Studio, University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland.

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