Mikael Eriksson Björling

About digital transformation, design, creativity and lifestyle in the Networked Society.


Mikael Björling

Mikael is UX line manager and Senior Lead Designer at the Ericsson UX Lab heading up a team of UX designers, front end developers and user researchers at Ericsson’s UX Lab in Stockholm, Sweden. He was previously Director of the Networked Society Lab. Mikael’s specialty is in understanding how consumer behavior, emerging technologies and new industry logics are shaping the future society and at the intersection of these areas, innovate and build great user experiences. Mikael believes that with the ongoing digital transformation we have a great opportunity to shape a better world! Mikael joined Ericsson in 1998 and is based in Stockholm. You can engage with him on Twitter at: @mikaeleb or at LinkedIn.

Att bestiga Kebnekaise med barn

“Nästa år gör vi Kebnekaise”, hörde jag ett av barnen säga med självklarhet när vi vandrade i Jämtlandsfjällen. Härligt, tänkte jag! Perfekt när barnen kommit i den åldern att de vill hitta på äventyr som man själv gärna vill göra... Continue Reading →

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UX design in AI

Currently, computational capacity is doubling roughly every 18 months. The pace of this development, amplified by rapid improvements in software, has resulted in artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced algorithms that are quickly evolving to understand and interpret some of our... Continue Reading →

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Ericsson Design System!

The Ericsson Design System was 2018 honored with a Red Dot award for its innovative approach to user experience, enabling agile software design and implementation. This video we created together with House of Radon. Watch more videos at  

Design awards: What sets the new Ericsson interface design apart?

The new Ericsson Design System consists of everything a designer or developer needs to create iconic user experiences. From the design foundation with the visual hierarchy, themes, colors, typography, and iconography to components with ready to use code. The only... Continue Reading →

Culture is a foundation of the new innovation game

Innovation, design, and creativity are stimulated by diversity. That’s one of the reasons I’m glad to be part of one of the most diverse teams in the whole company: Ericsson Experience Design (the team that created the award-winning Ericsson Design... Continue Reading →

Adopting design thinking to embrace a changing business landscape

During the last few years many of the big traditional management consultancy companies have acquired creative and digital agencies. Why? I believe they want to ensure they have the right competence and the right toolbox to future proof their business... Continue Reading →

Innovating the future workplace

A couple of weeks ago I published a new blogpost at about the future workplace and how Kista is changing. I’ve been at Ericsson for 20 years this year, spending almost as many of them in Kista Science City, which... Continue Reading →

Future Summit i Norrköping

Jag har rest runt och pratat på många konferenser, både stora och små runt om i världen. En av det roligaste och trevligaste jag varit på är Future Summit i Norrköping tidigare i höst. Vi talare fick tid att umgås... Continue Reading →

OCR World Championship 2018

För en vecka sedan var det OCR VM i Kelvedon Hatch ute på den engelska landsbygden norr om London. England bjöd på strålande fint höstväder. Kyliga morgnar, med dimma och solljus, lätt kyliga men soliga dagar och lågt stående eftermiddagssol.... Continue Reading →

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