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Nice to meet you!

My name is Anna-Kaisa, aka AK. I am a Helsinki based service designer, entrepreneur and design consultant. My background is in design research, service design and concepting in both, physical and digital environments. I also happen to be a trained agent of sustainability.

My delights in life are photography, coffee, canoeing, mushroom hunting and participating in food coop Oma maa.

As a designer, I ground my doing into design thinking, systemic approach and futures research but what drives me the most is life-centric design.

To me, life-centric design means creating products and services that profitably serve a need, have a positive impact on society and take the planetary boundaries into account without harming non-human animals and the planet on which we live. It requires circular thinking where everything is a nutrient or resource for something else, the power comes from renewables and the natural systems thrive through complexity and diversity. 

What keeps me passionated is seeking the right problems and the solving them right. I work fluently from the vision and discovery phase towards validated, customer – and planet proof – solutions that are also viable from the business point of view.

Atm, I’m a passionate about investigating the possibilities of digital sustainable transformation.

Interested about facilitating a dialogue about alternative sustainable futures?

Feel free to contact me if you want to order Tivoli Utopia Discussion Game or want a facilitated playing session or have some neat suggestions related to design games!

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