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Building the Public City: the Fak’ugesi chapter

Building the Public City is a project run by the City of Johannesburg that tries to solve public space challenges like disconnected communities, insecurity, and lack of civic participation. The project will propose ways to better integrate design and participation processes in Johannesburg. One of the prioritised areas is Braamfontein, a vibrant part of the central city. The area has poor public spaces in terms of both [ Read more ]

See you at MWC’16

Several quadcopters on a table Ok, we know, it has been awfully quiet here for a while. We’re truly sorry about this. One reason for this absence of information is that we’ve been really busy with a research project that has developed into a rather big demonstrator that will be presented at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (February 22–25) in Barcelona. We can’t [ Read more ]

Upcoming talks: IxDA Oslo and Smartgridkonferansen

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Just a heads-up and pointers to a couple of upcoming talks by Joakim. The first is in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday September 2 and will be about how design can be used actively and strategically in technology research and development. The event is hosted by IxDA Oslo (the event is open to the public, follow this link to join and RSVP). The second talk is on Wednesday September [ Read more ]

True remote controlling at the upcoming Mobile World Congress

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In a few weeks’ time (March 2-5) we’ll be at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This year we at the UX Lab will be there to present the evolved version of the concept “Remote Control over Mobile Networks” that we introduced last year (http://www.ericsson.com/strategicdesign/2014/03/mwc-recap-presenting-an-ux-view-of-the-future-of-mobile-networks-and-systems/). We’re pretty excited considering that this year we will present a fully working demonstrator of [ Read more ]

A new year’s promise

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It’s a new year and we are a little bit embarrassed over our blog activity in 2014. Last year it turned out that quite a lot of the work that we produced mattered quite a lot the rest of the organisation, something that made it a bit tricky for us to decide what we could share publicly. This was unfortunate and in [ Read more ]

UX positions at Ericsson Business Unit Support Solutions

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Ericsson’s Business Unit Support Solutions (BUSS) has for a long time worked hard and successfully on the user experience of their systems and products. Now they are increasing their efforts in the UX area by opening a number of new UX positions in Sweden, USA, India and China. Any help with spreading this information is of course more than appreciated. Below is [ Read more ]

Jambo UN-Habitat!

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A few lines to announce that the collaboration with UN-Habitat now formally has started. The three-year partnership aims at combining UN-Habitat’s vast knowledge about urbanization in developing countries and framework around city prosperity with Ericsson’s vision of a networked society and thoughts around future mobile networks.

Along the way, we will combine overarching and more theoretical reasoning with [ Read more ]

Wanted: Creative explorist of the Networked Society (Archived)

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[Please note that this blogpost no longer apply] This blogpost is an ad. A rare occasion; we have an open position! We are looking for a person that can strengthen our ability to explore and visualize how our society will evolve in relation to ICT and how Ericsson as a company can seek opportunities moving forward. We are looking for you that have a curious and [ Read more ]

UX and future networks – Mobile World Congress 2014

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We will be presenting one of our concepts at this year’s Mobile World Congress (Feb 24–27). The concept as such is still a bit of a secret, but we can reveal that we will talk about using user experience as a way of innovating around future communication technologies as well [ Read more ]

Hello world. Again!

Picture of styrofoam model As some of you might have noticed, this blog has been rather quiet for a while. The reasons for this are quite a few but all of them are also really good!

2013 ended with us finishing a project that looked at future network technologies from an UX perspective (the styrofoam in the picture above was essential!). We [ Read more ]