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Mikael Eriksson Björling

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

User and experience design—expectations on service providers

Over the last 20 years, we have seen incredible changes in our society. Both in the ways we work and the type of jobs and professions that are available on the market. We have changed, and the way we interact... Continue Reading →

5 ways to master the new innovation game

  Assuming your organization has a creative mindset, and beyond the possible implications of emerging technologies, a key challenge lies in pinning down what is required from an organizational perspective for innovation to take place. To a large extent, this... Continue Reading →

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3 ways that new technologies are accelerating innovation

Most innovation is directly or indirectly driven by new technology – even business model innovation and changed consumer behaviors – and the way new technology transforms our world and various markets. In this way then, an understanding of new technology... Continue Reading →

5 key steps to creating an innovation mindset

If innovation is about developing something new that impacts the market and creates value for users – what is required to make that happen? Innovation is a question of mindset, and creating that mindset precedes everything else. In my opinion,... Continue Reading →

Why is innovation the buzzword right now?

What exactly is innovation? And how does it work in the business transformation context within ICT? At Ericsson, we have talked about the fundamental digital transformation that is taking place across our entire society for many years, with particular focus... Continue Reading →

OCRWC – VM i hinderbanelöpning!

Blue Mountain Village. Photo by: Jeff S. PhotoArt at HDCanvas.ca Nu är det mindre än en vecka kvar till starten på OCRWC, Obstacle Cource Racing World Championship 2017 i Blue Mountain, Ontario Kanada. OCR, eller som det hette när jag var... Continue Reading →

Converging Technology – Diverging Families

10 Year ago, we (Fredrik Öhrfelt, Mikael E Björling, Erik Kruse) submitted a paper "Converging Technology - Diverging Families" to ESOMAR. The paper was nominated to the ESOMAR award ”best research paper of the year”. The research we did 2006... Continue Reading →

Design from the dot com era

I developed this IP telephony concept during the autumn 2000 for Ericsson Business Corporation. The work included doing the interaction design, graphical design, prototype development and usability testing. This was three years before the first version of Skype was launched 2003.... Continue Reading →

Mobile phone interface design from year 2000-2001

These design sketches are from about year 2000. Mobile phone screens still had black and green screens and this is seven years before the first Apple iPhone was launched. I still have my R380 in a box together with most... Continue Reading →

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