Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Living In a Movie Set

Living In a Movie Set, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Or at least very near to one. Again.

Or maybe it's just a very elaborate practical joke for somebody living on the bottom floor?

Table View

Table View, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Lot's of people say they like to sit down for a coffee and look at people going by, so here's a snip for all the busy people who didn't have time for that today.

Music by the amazing Black Bottom Brass Band.

Monkey Likes Spring

Monkey Likes Spring, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Past Infrastructure

Past Infrastructure, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Old railroad trench. Would make a good cycling lane, or park, or very long swimming pool doubling as ice skating track in winter.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Usage Simulation

Usage Simulation, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Just a nice display of product development in action at the PDP gala.

Product Design Gala 2009

Product Design Gala 2009, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Spent the afternoon at Design Factory in Otaniemi at the 2009 PDP gala. More on the what and why at www.pdp.fi

Basically it's about interdisciplinary product development projects done by students for real world companies. Quite a few of our clients were involved. Themes reached between projects that were seemingly thought up on the walk from the coffee machine back to the desk on one hand, and some very clever, useful and developable product concepts on the other. The displays were all decently made, and it's always fun to speak with eager students who are full of new unconstrained ideas.


Context, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Think golf, think driving up to the club house in your Audi or Volvo. Then again, why not take commuter train line M to get there? That's the nordic equality ideal, I guess.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dentist Sign

Dentist Sign, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Report: Done

Report: Done, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Morning of slight terror. 30 minutes before the presentation starts over at the client's main office our printer messes up the report, which got finished 5 minutes earlier (planning ahead? Why bother?).

Somehow, someway, a successful presentation and a pleased crowd on the other side of the table made the rest of the day much better.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Work, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Some illustrations to go into the report we're putting together based on the interviews. Makes it easier to characterise the different target groups in writing, and hopefully will make reading the report a bit more fun too.


Sarcasm?, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Some of our engineers having a bad day?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sushi Time

Sushi Time, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Sushi for four, plus apple pie with ice cream for dessert. Feeling kind of stuffed.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Far East

Far East, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Final day of on-site interviews done. Today it was way east, almost as far as the orange thing would take us.

Wheelchair Trap

Wheelchair Trap, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

I wouldn't like to try getting out this place in a wheelchair even if the door was automatic (which it isn't). A pretty though slope to get up unassisted as well, I guess.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Friendly Natives

Friendly Natives, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Spent a big part of today out in Kerava doing user interviews. Slow-moving, unhurried place, and an amazing 100% answer rate from the passersby we stopped. No chance to get that downtown.

Evil Sculpture

Evil Sculpture, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Trying to break out through a gallery window to roam the streets. Or something.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Fitting, originally uploaded by Rollofunk.

Our local Metro is a natural for advertising orange coloured stuff.

From today everything will hopefully be a little bigger (but not necessarily better) than before.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Construction Site Airspace

Construction Site Airspace
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

A very three-dimansional affair. Didn't think about it much before, but I'm sure there's some serious thought behind the crane placement and their respective heights and reach.

Rich Fishes

Rich Fishes
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

Apparently it pays well to be a fish in a fishpond. They don't need our meager handouts.

Target of Opportunity

Target of Opportunity
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Move It

Move It
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

That big white dome is slowly inching forward towards the other soft shaped white plastic object in the foreground.

Bad cables on the JBL's mean they need to be supported on the table behind the subwoofer these days, instead of hangin freely out behind like before.

Monday, April 06, 2009

How Many Cute Furry Seal Babies Are There In This Shot?

How Many Cute Furry Seal Babies Are There In This Shot?
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

No, I haven't counted them. Wouldn't need to ask if I had, right:)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Busy P @Tavastia

Busy P @Tavastia
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

Former Daft Punk manager put on a solid DJ set.

LCMDF @Tavastia

LCMDF @Tavastia
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

The girls have improved amazingly since I last saw them. How many other "warm up" acts can get THE main club venue here bouncing?And before midnight?

Friday, April 03, 2009

Out of Office, Again

Out of Office, Again
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

Most of the day hanging around in Kamppi. A few more ad-hoc interviews, and finally getting to sum up all the data gathered so far. About time, since I should start typing the report on all this next week.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ideal Interview Space

Ideal Interview Space
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

Another day of user interviews (and the official LINK launch party) done. The long distance bus station in Kamppi proved to be an ideal location. You can see when the buses are leaving on the screen, and the people who sit and wait can't make the regular excuse of being busy since we both know their bus is leaving after 23 minutes. Actually people are surprisingly talkative and give good opinions once they get to know we aren't selling them anything and we don't want their names or contact information. Some feel it's flattering to get to give opinions on a new product's deisign and usability, it seems. Makes my job so much easier.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Office Space

Office Space
Originally uploaded by Rollofunk

Ad-hoc user interview day at a suburban shopping mall.