I am a Finnish usability practitioner (MSc). That is, I deal with people and software. I also teach making software, that is, programming.
I co-founded Fluxitek. We build software that helps engineers measure product quality, and allows them to concentrate on what is important in their work.
I currently dream about increasing empathy between engineers/software developers and the rest of the world. Human-centered design and usability are a start, as is realizing empathy. What I hope to find is a form of practice in software development that makes glaringly obvious to programmers, the degree in which they can empathize with their users easily. Making usability practice a mainstream practice in software engineering is still a long way ahead. Jun 30, 2012; updated Feb 21, 2014
About meSee also: design references, software work
I find people interesting and confusing, and thus I spend a great part of my time wondering about their strange ways (and my own), learning to live. I find listening important, one of the most important things. My passion, still just finding a way to become reality, is to help people find ways to live up to their fullest potential, staying true, keeping real.
pretty pics&photos I like all sortsa movies, white tea, wheat beer and red wine, melancholy, sincerity, dance, playing, singing, poems and poets. I respect being open to new thoughts and new ways to see, ignoring prejudice (though it is hard sometimes). I also find climbing, swimming and pilates/yoga enjoyable.
If you feel you have got something you would like to share, well, my contact info is right here on this page.
- Tampere, Finland
- ollies on IRCNet
- google talk / jabber:
- olli dot savolainen (at) gmail.com (no email)
- nospace (at) hotmail.com (no e-mail)