Ever since Robin was a kid he has had high expectations on life and always dreamed of being part of something bigger than himself. That's how his journey started to become an UX advocate and how his life turned into a mission to help the world become better through design.
During high school Robin conducted his first usability study and confirmed that regular users had more difficult to assimilate to the new Ribbon Menu in Microsoft Office 2007 compared to first time users. New users experienced a much lower threshold, adapted faster to the contextual tabs and was not locked up in an old mindset of how things work or should work. The result surprised Robin and the interest for inteaction design grew dramatically. Ever since he has read lots of UX articles and UX books. But his curiousity couldn't resist to explore the world of media before his UX career took of.
As additional income Robin worked as a journalist for 3 years at the editorial SURR at Kristianstadsbladet. In 2008, his last year at high school, Robin decided to produce his own magazine called KNORR. The same year, KNORR won a national award in category media for being the best high school project in Sweden. Part of the prize included a privately guided visit at the international media concern Schibsted Media Group, where he leartn from their best managers at the industry's greatest brands and websites like Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Hitta.se and Idol.
At Linnaeus University he recieved a Bachelor's degree in informatics. Robin studied Interaction Design, an interdisciplinary degree with a seamless blend of graphic arts, technology, and psychology. He also studied independent courses in art education, media and computer science. One of the most valuable courses was visual communication - about the design and code of a message with a reciever in a global context.
To finance adventurous travelling aroudn the world Robin started to freelance by designing brands, logotypes, responsive websites and do front-end web development. Since 2009 he has been employed as a UX Designer and IT consultant for great companies such as Searchminds, Evry, IT Bolaget Per & Per and CPA Global.
By working long hours both day and night he consistently pushed himself to learn new ways to elevate himself. He has a simple yet elegant style in his designs and believes desing has a higher purpoce and can humanize technology. Designing user interfaces and user experiences for mobile and web are part of his specialization. Proficient in software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, UX Pin, Front-end programming, and understanding of human factors, human-compter-interaction and design thinking makes Robin a good fit in any design team. There are few things that can make him happier than meaninful and honest feedback on design proposals.
Volunteer work has always taken a big place in Robin's life. In 2012 Robin founded a social venture called Comic Health to increase social inclusion and health equity in health care. What first as a pilot project for an international research group transformed rapidly into a concept of breaking language barriers through an open SaaS solution. On his mission to build an eco-system he has practiced value-based leadership skills, recieved startup experience and lead a remote team of developers with the help of Basecamp, Skype, Jira and some creative planning.
Robin recieved a whole bunch of honors and awards for his work with Comic Health. The most remarkable achievement was in 2013 when the swedish social minister Göran Hägglund handed over SveaPriset and prize money on 500 000 SEK for further development of Comic Health. The jury called Comic Health "the most promising eHealth solution in Sweden". Politician Daniel Forslund, one of the top influencers and decisions-makers in healthcare in Sweden, told Robin that he would like to see Comic Health become a role model that can be replicated in any country.
The prize money was used to produce 80 quality assured scenarios describing Diabetes 1 and 2 in ten languages with both text and voice-readings. 350 digital illustrations were produced as a complement to clarify the information. A unique work process was tested, evaluated and scaled together with health professionals at Angered Hospital and Queen Silvia's Children's Hospital in Gothenburg. An cloud service and a mobile application was developed during the project.
Later on Ashoka Scandinavia elected Robin as a Young Changemaker, Telenor flew him to Oslo, Norway, as a representative for Sweden at the first Telenor Youth Summit to adress the future of telecom industry, and he was honored with a private invitation to the ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2014 he received a stipend and a Future Innovator Award from Stiftelsen SKAPA. The same year he was listed on place 28 of 100 of Newcomers of the Year 2014 in magazine Shortcut.
As a true networker Robin has made his way into the Ashoka ChangemakerXChange community in 2014. He has been to Turkey and Marocco to hold workshops and plan collaborative projects with other social entrepreneurs from Europe, MENA region and North Africa.
Robin was elected as a Fellow at Kairos Society in 2015, and through the community he has connected with innovators and entrepreneurs from USA, Denmark and Netherlands.
Recently, Robin was mentioned by TCO as one of Sweden's 99 most powerful future leaders for his work with Comic Health. The same month and three interviews later he become one of five finalists out of 200 nominated leaders in KPMG's Future Leader Award.
Today Robin is connected with social entrepreneurs, innovators, political activists and empowering changemakers all over the world. He know the leaders of today and tomorrow and his network is very valuable in terms of exchange of knowledge, experiences and opportunities.
He is a popular and sought-after speaker and acting as a role model to inspire youth to realize their own ideas and dreams. Robin has hold lectures and workshops in more than 6 countries and he often try to make youths consider a career as social entrepreneurs.
Although he won a lot of awards in his past for social entrepreneurship he admits that he is still a designer at heart. Robin looks at design as something as important as sustainable business models. Design shapes the future and it should be treated thereafter. Design a sacred subject and the leaders of tomorrow are designers. Even Silicon Valley admits it.
On his spare time he explores photography, culture, traditions by traveling to odd and adventourous destinations. The dream is is to have visited every corner of the world. For instance, he was backpacking the summer of 2014 in the Balkan area. He explored 8 countries and learnt about culture, history, business climate and local traditions. In 2015 he went to Southeast Asia to learn more about Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and rural parts of Philippines. It is his belief that you must see things with your own eyes to shape your own picture of the world.
New web technologies and design theories are of great interest for Robin. Things like typography, accessibility, programming languages and having chitchats about new desing trends and how to solve societal problems. If you ever have a moment to sit down in his company, remember to treat him a cocktail or hot chocolate - Robin unfortunately don't drink coffee.
Currently Robin is rethinking user interfaces and workflows for Intellectual Property Management Systems at world's leading provider and IP and legal support services - CPA Global.