My name is Johan Wastring, I work as UX designer at Qlik. I work in Lund, Sweden.
I have a strong passion for software that makes me happy. Many things makes me happy. 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. Now I use P5.js a lot together with ml5.js which is awesome. The Processing community is still my favorite one with statements like ”we are not code snobs”. I like that.
My main interests is designing with technology. 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.