As a young Software Engineer our speaker Vegard Jormeland only had one problem in his life; all the ridiculously stupid users who were not using his products. After it dawned upon him that maybe the problem was not them but rather himself. He decided to quit his job, sell most of his belongings and move to England to become a Psychologist. This would become the start of a long winding journey that would take him across the world – and back again.
By chance Vegard Jormeland met Eric Ries before the term “Lean Startup” was even coined – and helped to bring it to the Nordic countries. He later served as Head of R&D at the Nordic startup (now scaleup) Zoaring. Before deciding to go corporate by joining Norway’s largest bank DNB as their Head of Behavioural Design.
Vegard says that the hard thing about making a successful product or service, is often not actually making the product or service, but rather making people use the service. So how cool would it be if we could hack the human mind and program users the same way we can program computers?
- – Behavioural Design: So you believe you have free will? And how companies exploit your lack thereof…
– Behavioural Design : Lean Startup meets Behavioural Science
– Behavioural Design : Design Thinking meets Behavioural Science
– Behavioural Design : User Experience Design meets Behavioural Science
– Time to unplug? : Escaping the Digital Hamster Wheel(!)
– The Big Experiment : The Human Mind was not Designed for the Modern World. What will the Implications be for the Individual and Society as a Whole?
– Data-Driven Design : The 5 Metrics that Matter in Innovation
– The Lean Startup : How Startups Innovate in the Silicon Valley
– The Corporate Startup : Implementing Lean Startup in Corporations
– The Corporate Startup Guy : From Entrepreneur to Intrapreneur
– Going Corporate : OMG! What have I done! Confessions of a former Entrepreneur…
– Entrepreneurial Management : Why Innovation Fails in Corporations