About Emma

A creative problem solver that needs colors and a sense of fun innovation to thrive.

For as long as I can remember there has always been creativity in my life. At an early age I enjoyed drawing, painting and sowing. Later on that creativity became a sense for easy usability, color combinations and combinding shapes, but also taking photos. With my education and interest in keeping things usable and efficient I like to use tools and work with people that share that quality. Striving for efficiency is always a goal.

I consider myself to be a problem solver and being such I enjoy challenges, thus I tend to challenge myself in finding solutions that might not be 100% conventional but still are usable and interesting.

Education

I just finished a 5 year long masters program in Interaction Technology and Design-Engineering (.pdf) which has taught me the foundations of computer science, industrial & interaction design and cognitive psychology. This foundation gave me great knowledge in human-computer interaction and showed me the importance and the value of keeping interfaces simple, fun and interesting.

During my five years at Umeć University I had the opportunity to go abroad for one semester to study at another university. So for one semester I went to the University of Bradford, England, to study for one semester a variation of courses that would broaden my education further.

Parallelly with my studies on the masters program I studied a variation of courses that I had big interests in, especailly photography but also in web design.

Experience

Goeco

During 2009 me and 3 three classmates entered a design contest where we were to develope a concept, a product or a service that would encourage people to use more environment friendly transportation. We came up with Goeco, a smart phone application and website that would show the user the whole cost of their transportation: how much money it costs, how big carbon foot print they got and how much calories it cost taking the car instead of the bike. In 2010 the concept was rewarded first price in the contest and during 2010 we developed a functional beta application for Android.

Photos for BBC

During my exchange to England I studied a course in photography in which I got the opportunity to take photos for their new radio project. This was a project that where an interactive drama-thriller with a website where users could interact and influence the story told on the radio.

Photography equipment

  • Canon EOS 60D
  • Canon EOS 450D
  • Canon SpeedLite 270EX
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm/f3,5-5,6
  • Tamron AF SP 28-75mm/f2,8 XR Di
  • Samyang MF 14mm/f2,8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Digipod 2841P
  • Gorillapod-stativ
  • Kenko UV 67mm MC Digital

Misc.

This website has been coded (in .asp) and designed by me, Emma Landfors, and is optimized for the resolution 1280*800.

In Short

  • Name: Emma Landfors
  • Born in: Umeć, Sweden
  • Currently lives in: Umeć, Sweden

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf): Download

As others needs/craves/enjoy/love coffe I love tea, all sorts of tea.

I am looking for a creative job where I can grow further as an interaction designer.

I love to to travel; to see new places, meet new people and experience new coultures.

If it would be possible I would carry my camera with me at all times.

I love to doodle.