About the author

 

This blog deals with topics of usability – or the lack thereof. Abuser interfaces as I once wittily put it. The author is  usability expert, M.Sc. (Tech.) Matias Pietilä. The content is mostly in Finnish but I might write in English whenever I imagine the topic be more broadly interesting. These articles can be found under the category In English.

The beginning of my gmail.com address is matias.pietila. I can be found in Twitter as @mpietila or in Linkedin as matiaspietila. You can call me at +358 5050 60 201.

I work as the head of design at Qvik and am typically not interested in job offers.


The rest of this page is dedicated to blatant self-promotion. I’ve been presenting at various events and being interviewed by different media over the years. I’d be happy to do it with you, too.

Upcoming:

4.10.2018
UXDX conference, Dublin
https://uxdxconf.com/

14.6.2018
Training: Lean Startup  (Alma Talent)
https://events.almatalent.fi/lean-startup/

8.6.2018
Travel Tech Con, San Francisco
Best practices for winning travel services
https://www.traveltechcon.com/

Past

15.5.2018
Toolbox Travel conference, Helsinki
Lessons learned from designing contextual travel companion services 
http://www.toolboxtravel.fi/kutsu-matkailun-digitalisaatio-seminaari-ja-workshop-1552018

7.5.2018
UXDX conference, Helsinki
Ensuring an effective prototyping process that aligns with all objectives to speed to delivery
https://uxdxconf.com/helsinki

18.4.2018
Authentication 2018 seminar (Alma Talent)
Case Tallink Silja: How to improve your customer experience with an SSO solution
https://events.almatalent.fi/tunnistautuminen

28.2.2018
Keynote for CXPA Finland meetup
Mobile and emerging payments
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/MjP2/cxpa-evening-at-qvik

27.2.2018
Interview for news article by Ilta-Sanomat
Bluetooth vs. NFC as mobile payment technology
https://www.is.fi/digitoday/art-2000005587999.html

27.2.2018
Interview for news article by Finnish broadcasting company (Yle)
Mobile payments taking its first steps in Finland
https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10094786

24.1.2018
Radio interview in Juuso Pekkinen show on Yle Puhe.
Calm Technology vs. addictive technology
https://areena.yle.fi/1-4328026

18.1.2018
Presentation and moderating a panel
PSD2 and its implications to mobile payments
https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/954023034045820928

26.–27.1017
Future payment technologies seminar, Alma Talent
Apple Pay, Credit card tokenisation and mobile wallets in practice
http://events.almatalent.fi/maksutekniikat/

24.10.2017
Interview for news article by Finnish broadcasting company (Yle)
Mobile payments are a jungle
https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-9898680

24.10.2017
Live interview for Finnish Broadcasting Service (Yle) TV news
What will Apple Pay launch mean in practice?
https://areena.yle.fi/1-3824485?start=3m10s

6.–8.6.2017
Edinburgh Mobey Forum
Building winning consumer services
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/MjP2/building-winning-consumer-services-extended-edition
Event: http://www.mobeyforum.org/events/edinburgh-member-meeting/

15.6.2017
IxDA Helsinki design meetup
No excuse – mobile payments don’t need to suck anymore
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/MjP2/no-excuse-mobile-payments-dont-need-to-suck-anymore

19.4.2017
MePin Breakfast seminar : The future of authentication
Authentication – from a painpoint to business driver
Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1yf9vUNUkp_NHFQeGd0OV9XSDg/view

23.10. 2016
Front-end Finland meetup
Prototyping UI magic
Slides: https://t.co/KWd6VTM39J

12.5.2016
I was a judge in categories Best Mobile Service and Best UX Design in the biggest design competition in Finland, Grand One.
http://2016.grandone.fi/tuomaristo

20.4.2016
Process Days semiar (Wakaru)
Utilising Lean Startup in product development
https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/722753730370748420

21.3.2016
I was interviewed on the topic #NoUI and chat based user interfaces for a podcast Vikasietotila, published by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle)
Episode: https://areena.yle.fi/1-3368010

11.3.2016
Presentation at Qvik birthday seminar
Smart linking between mobile apps and web
https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/708288918467321856

14.2.2016
Our team won an Industryhack hackathon ”Hack the Ship” for Tallink Silja, the leading cruise ship company on the Baltics. Together with Google developer expert Jerry Jalava and Tommy Eklund we designed and developed a working proto of an interactive cruise guide for Android, including beacon based indoor positioning. https://twitter.com/Qvik/status/698856295475101696

15.10.2015
Digilife seminar (Wakaru)
Designing for Apple Watch
https://twitter.com/GeasyAI/status/654615551881383936

1.9.2015
Google Launchpad seminar
30 things to consider when designing mobile login flows
Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1yf9vUNUkp_Qmg1cFllc2Nja2c/view

23.4.2015
IxDA Helsinki design meetup
Story and data behind Yle Uutiset Uutisvahti

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