My name is Per Addenbrooke.
What do you do at Visma?
I work as a user experience designer at Visma Opic in Linköping. We develop a subscription based web service where public procurements are published and presented to potential suppliers.
What is your favorite task?
Meeting and talking to customers in different contexts. They are the users of our service and it is the their problems we are supposed to solve. And it is the users who can give us an idea where to take our product next – how to develop it further.
What are you working with now?
For the moment I am applying a new look and feel to our service. We want it to look and behave like a modern web service, so a big thing is to make the design play nicely with mobile devices like tablets and smartphones. We will soon release the new version, which means my next task will be to test the service on users and, at the same time, gather more user intelligence to guide me and my team where to go next.
What is your favorite activity outside work?
Reading books, travelling and making stuff up. I just finished reading Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and now I’ve been spending a couple of evenings with John Lydon’s memoir Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored. It’s really, really good and ridiculously entertaining.