My name is Johan Wastring, I am working as UX lead and senior interaction designer at Qlik. I work in Lund, Sweden, where I am in the leadership of Qlik product design group.
I have a strong passion for software that makes me happy. I strive to aid in developing software that is enjoyable to the user. Concerning the whole information part that I have written most about on this blog, I still feel strongly about transferring information into knowledge faster and easier to the user. Finding and showing knowledge in data that is not yet discovered. The amount of data and information nowadays is massive. I believe that we have just begun to view information. Qlik Sense is one great way of doing it. With the amount of data available today and the flora of techniques and their increasing accessibility it’s just a golden time for new and improved ways of accessing knowledge hidden in all this enormous amount of information and data.
I thank Ben Fry for a lot of my energy. I found his first thesis (OIV) together with Processing in 2007 and suddenly (well six months later at least) found myself able to program a bit. An old dream of mine.
My main interests are design thinking in general and interaction design specifically. I also love information visualisation, graphic design, visual communication and typography.
I got my business degree from Lund University and my graphic design degree from Forsbergs skola, both in Sweden, but I also took some time to go to Central Saint Martin (Graphic Design) in London.