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5 July 2019
Experientia on addressing vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy is a top10 global health threat. Dealing with it successfully requires understanding it as a behaviour and generating a holistic view of people’s perspectives & ecosystems. This way we can identify the best opportunities for intervention. Here is Experientia’s position on vaccine hesitancy and our tailor-made support for the vaccine industry.

2 May 2019
MacArthur Foundation’s “100&Change” competition now calling for applications

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. 100&Change will select a bold proposal that promises real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time. And it will award a $100 million grant to help make […]

19 March 2019
Interested in a career with us?

Then we are interested in hearing from you. We have several positions available for talented UX/UI and service designers who are passionate about creating world-class user experiences. Please see the job descriptions on our website for more information, and send us your CV with a cover letter statement about yourself, your experience, and what UX […]

22 December 2018
Our very best wishes for 2019! / Auguri da Experientia!
4 October 2018
Bringing​ ​patients into focus at the Roche Innovation Summit

Experientia is proud to have been a key participant at the Roche Innovation Summit, held at Roche headquarters in Basel Switzerland on 19 June 2018. Themed “​Transforming the Healthcare Experience Together​”, the summit aimed to galvanize the Roche community around the future transformation of healthcare and diagnostics. With 800 attendees from Roche and Genentech global […]

13 June 2018
Invito: DesAlps design thinking workshop per la tua startup

Hai una startup? Hai mai pensato ai benefici che potrebbe trarre dal Design Thinking? Questa è l’opportunità per scoprirlo! DesAlps Workshop #2: Il Design Thinking per la tua startup! Giovedì 28 giugno 2018 – dalle 9:30 alle 17:00 @ I3P | Corso Castelfidardo 30/a, Torino —– Nell’ambito del progetto europeo DesAlps, un team di esperti […]

2 April 2016
A selection of Interaction 16 videos

In this post we highlight a number of Interaction 16 conference videos especially relevant to the Putting People First readers. They are grouped thematically. Algorithm-inspired design Crowds, algorithms and computations: The new materials of design – Matthew Milan, Normative [54:21] Can computers design? – Antti Oulasvirta, Aalto University [57:38] The Dawn of Agentive Technology: The […]

6 September 2012
Marko Ahtisaari, “Nokia’s visionary,” wants to “out-design Apple”

Marko Athisaari, Nokia’s head of design, is pushing a general overall vision where advanced function is blended into unforgettable form¿post-industrial form. The dream, if not the exact language, is very familiar. Nokia is marketing its phone directly into the teeth of Apple’s strength: Design. He talks a great game, and fondles an impressive product. But […]

9 September 2011
Marko Ahtisaari: Patterns of Human Interaction (the Nokia N9 design video)

Marko Ahtisaari is the global head of Nokia’s design unit, and he is responsible for Nokia’s product and user experience design. During Copenhagen Design Week, Marko shared Nokia’s thoughts on how design will shape and influence the patterns of human interaction in the future at a Nokia event at Bella Sky Hotel. He then discussed […]

18 January 2011
Devices will allow for more heads-up mobility

Marko Ahtisaari, senior vp and head of design strategy at Nokia, was interviewed on the [Nokia] Ideas Project site. In the [short] interview, Ahtisaari states that true mobility means devices that users can operate and interact with on the go, at a glance and even one-handed; an alternative to the immersive attention many current smart […]

23 June 2010
The huge challenge of Nokia’s head of design and UX

The acclaimed Italian journalist Luca De Biase recently interviewed Marko Ahtisaari (blog – wikipedia), Senior Vice President, Design and User Experience of Nokia, for the Italian business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Here is what happened these last few weeks: A warning by Nokia on second-quarter sales and profits, a recent fall in the Nokia […]

16 May 2010
Nokia’s designs on Apple

As Nokia’s senior vice president of design and user experience, Marko Ahtisaari is the man charged with leading the software and hardware designers who must craft the challenger to the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices that the Finns have so far lacked, reports the FT’s tech blog. “I still think the whole industry is missing […]

11 October 2008
Congratulations to the Ahtisaari family

On this blog, we have repeatedly featured the insights of Marko Ahtisaari, the former director of design strategy at Nokia and now director of brand and design at the advertising-supported phone company Blyk, and earlier this year we had the pleasure of working with him on a small project. Yesterday Marko’s father Martti Ahtisaari, the […]

30 January 2008
Blyk as a user-generated media company

Marek Pawlowski of MEX thinks that Blyk, the advertising-funded MVNO, is really a user-generated media company: “Blyk is typically described in press reports as ‘an advertising-funded MVNO’, but after spending some time looking at the company’s model and talking to the management, I’m inclined to think of it as a new type of mobile business. […]

2 October 2007
Marko Ahtisaari on the Blyk user experience

Mobi Ad Network has published an interview with Blyk’s Marko Ahtisaari where he talks about the design of the service, user testing, targeting and personalisation. Blyk – the first completely ad-supported MVNO – launched this week in the UK market. There has been a lot of controversy about Blyk’s innovative business model – providing free […]

18 February 2007
Videos of “Digital, Life, Design” conference online
23 January 2007
Ahtisaari talk on the future of mobility
3 November 2006
Goodbye, mobile phone bills. Hello, advertising. [International Herald Tribune]
4 October 2006
How the human experience drives design at Nokia
1 June 2006
Nokia design director describes second stage of mobile communications

This afternoon Nokia’s Design Director Marko Ahtisaari talked about “Mobile 2.0: Social Renaissance” at Reboot 8.0 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In his talk, which is summarised by Nicolas Nova on Pasta & Vinegar, Ahtisaari described the second stage of mobile communication. The mobile industry today has a huge scale: it reached 2bn mobile subscribers today. Ahtisaari […]

1 December 2005
Interview with Nokia design director Marko Ahtisaari

A recent interview with Marko Ahtisaari is now online at the Danish Design Center’s web portal. Ahtisaari is the Director of Design Strategy at Nokia and Sebastian Campion talked to him just before his presentation at the Ars Electronica conference in September. Besides talking about hot industry concepts such as ‘simplicity’, Ahtisaari offers some insight […]

23 September 2005
Ars Electronica posts audio of over forty presentations

Ars Electronica posted over forty mp3 audio files (or “podcasts”) of presentation that took place at its recent festival, 1-6 September 2005.

12 September 2005
Nokia design director on mobile future

Next year there will be more than 2 billion mobile phone users in the world. Marko Ahtisaari, Director of Design Strategy at Nokia, outlines seven challenges to our shared mobile future: reach, sometimes off versus always on, hackability, social primitives, openness, simplicity and justice. The post is a revised version of a talk given at […]

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