Keynote speakers

Christelle Ngnoumen, PhD
Principal Behavioral Scientist @ Headspace Health

Mindful Design

Users of digital and physical products are constantly entrusting designers with their most precious and finite resource--their attention. In some cases, users even go as far as looking to designers to help them manage it. 

In today's attention-based economy, digital products are constantly competing for users' limited attention. As creators, our inclination may be to entice, persuade or even hook users to engage with our products and experiences. How can we do so in a manner that preserves their awareness and agency?

Christelle will share an approach to behavioral design that leverages applied mindfulness psychology, including a set of core principles from her work at Headspace that you can use in your research practice today to deliver more meaningful engagement experiences.

Christelle Ngnoumen, PhD

Dr. Christelle Ngnoumen is Principal Behavioral Scientist at Headspace Health where she leads internal and external research dedicated to the design of Headspace’s evidence-based digital interventions. She is a mindfulness and meditation expert, has published and taught extensively on the topic, and is an editor of the Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness. Christelle has a user research background from working with teams and organizations building B2C and B2B solutions within L&D, HealthTech, and FitTech. She is excited to talk about behavioral design, and ways mindfulness psychology can be leveraged to build positive digital experiences.

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Speakers

Nils Berg
Product Designer @ Sleep Cycle

Guiding users to better sleep

Healthy sleep habits are great, but also tricky to maintain — few things are as important as keeping good sleep habits. As time kicks in, sticking to a routine isn’t easy, even if you know it’s good for you. Nils Berg will show you how design can help change users behaviours and build new habits. In his talk he will introduce you to the nature of sleep and its positive effects on your health, and why the French live in caves — it’s relevant, we promise. Learn some of the best practices in guiding users towards building good habits and breaking bad ones.

Nils Berg

Nils Berg is a Product Designer, currently improving sleep for millions of users at Sleep Cycle. He has a background spanning over several industries including Digital Healthcare, Automotive and Data analytics. Started out designing infotainment systems, to help users create healthy habits for sleep employing design for behavioural change. He strives to design experiences that help users achieve their goals in the most elegant and efficient way possible.

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Aroshine Munasinghe & Eugen Azcoaga
UX Researcher & Product Designer @ Doktor.se

Paths toward a unified patient experience

Creating a unified and seamless patient experience across a multitude of digital and physical touch-points. Easy peasy, right? Add to the equation a white-label solution with support for multiple brands, and you have quite a puzzle to put together. This is a story of how we at Doktor.se have approached this challenge. We will share our process and learnings so far.

Aroshine Munasinghe & Eugen Azcoaga

Aroshine is a UX researcher at Doktor.se. Over the past 6 years, she has combined coding, UX design and UX research. Her core strength lies in product and UX research, a combination of shaping business strategies and user insights using mixed methods. Aroshine has always looked to pursue opportunities that stretches her comfort zone, and continuously widen her perspectives by being curios in building relationships and creating impact throughout the organisation.

Eugen is a Product Designer at Doktor.se and has worked with product design for the past ten years. He gets his kicks out of solving complex design challenges and user problems, always guided by insights and working in tight collaboration across functions. His tendency for systemizing everything has made design systems thinking a natural part of his approach to product design.

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Rebecka Wedlund & Maria Undén Morein
CTO/CBO and co-founder & CEO and co-founder @ Momentus

No woman left unguided after childbirth

After having gone through the life changing event of giving birth no woman should be left to figure it all out on her own. With focus on the special needs of new mothers we set out on a mission to create a user-centered digital support service that our users would love. We will tell you about the ups and downs and the journey so far.

Rebecka Wedlund & Maria Undén Morein

Rebecka Wedlund, CTO/CBO and co-founder: MSc. Computer Science, KTH. Experience as systems developer, business developer, company leader and CEO. Experience of taking a startup to an exit. Baby on the way.

Maria Undén Morein, CEO and co-founder: Licensed physician, KI. Experience from board work, Medical Women’s International Association, rehabilitation and pain relief. Mother of Harald and Astrid.

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Jonas Söderström
Author & UX strategist @ Form & Innehåll

What every UX:er should know about stress and the digital work environment

What few UX:ers know, is that we have a law about user-centered design and development. Yes, it's true. I'll reveal it in this talk, in which I'll touch on questions like

  • How does UX fit into the framework of ergonomics and Occupational Safety and Health/Hazards? 
  • What is "stress", exactly?
  • The Demand, Control, and Support Model
  • How do digital services create a "loss of control"?
  • How do digital services lead to increasing cognitive demands, instead of diminishing?
  • How can UX leverage the traditional Ergonomic/OSH approach?

Jonas Söderström

Jonas Söderström's title is usually "ux strategist". He has worked with usability in digital systems and with the internet as a consultant since the mid-1990s, with assignments for a large number of corporate groups, organizations and authorities. He is a pioneer of the concept of digital work environment and has been called "the Swede who comes closest to the concept of web usability guru”. In the spring of 2012, he was appointed one of the members of the Swedish government's special working group for increased usability and accessibility in the digital field. In 2015, Sweden's interdisciplinary association for human-computer interaction (Stimdis) awarded him its Large Prize. He has published the books "Jävla skitsystem!” (”Stupid f*cking system!”), sold in over 20,000 copies in Sweden and Norway (latest edition 2022) and ”Inte så jävla krångligt! Praktisk handbok i att skriva för digitala medier” ("Not so f*cking complicated! Practical handbook in writing for digital media”) (2018). He was also one of Sweden's first bloggers and started the blog Blind Höna already in 2001.

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Elisabet Johansson
UX Lead @ Bolibompa, SVTi

User tests are not an exam

Performance anxiety and stress are common feelings that many students battle with when it is time to do their examinations. As a consequence, this may impact their communication skills and results negatively.Can our user research practices show similar challenges? Are we getting "bad" results from respondents, or are we just not good at identifying when other communication tools are needed?

In this talk we will explore ways UX can practise a more inclusive design process, where we not only take responsibility for asking the right questions, but also make sure that our users have the support needed to express their opinion.

Elisabet Johansson

Elisabet Johansson is a UX designer and product strategist with a background in EdTech and media. Through her work with parents, kids and teachers, she is trying to create learning experiences that are fun and friendly for all.

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Maria del Riccio & Linda Braeken
Product Manager & UX Lead @ Wellobe

I.D.E.A.: the-not-so secret formula for weekly menus to help users to eat right and reach their health goals

How we at Wellobe combined INSIGHTS, guidance from our DIETISTS, a big dose of EMPATHY and an ALGORITHM to build our new, personalized weekly menus.

Maria del Riccio & Linda Braeken

Maria is a product manager with a background in analytics and conversion optimization. Including quantitative insights in the product development process is her forte. Before joining Wellobe, she has worked with conversion and a/b testing in different Schibsted companies.

Linda is a product designer with over 15 years experience of designing web and mobile applications. She has been working with larger companies such as Länsförsäkringar, Telia and Viaplay as well as with smaller start-ups.

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Workshop facilitators

Eugen Azcoaga & Aroshine Munasinghe
Product Designer & UX Researcher @ Doktor.se

Accessible UI theming in Figma

We are going to do a practical exercise with Figma on how to apply multiple UI themes to one single design. The focus is on setting up an accessible color scheme. Based on your interest, you can choose to try applying your own brand, own UI theme, or create a dark mode. You need your computer and a Figma account.

Eugen Azcoaga & Aroshine Munasinghe

Eugen is a Product Designer at Doktor.se and has worked with product design for the past ten years. He gets his kicks out of solving complex design challenges and user problems, always guided by insights and working in tight collaboration across functions. His tendency for systemizing everything has made design systems thinking a natural part of his approach to product design.

Aroshine is a UX researcher at Doktor.se. Over the past 6 years, she has combined coding, UX design and UX research. Her core strength lies in product and UX research, a combination of shaping business strategies and user insights using mixed methods. Aroshine has always looked to pursue opportunities that stretches her comfort zone, and continuously widen her perspectives by being curios in building relationships and creating impact throughout the organisation.

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We hope to see you on November 10th.