ABOUT


I am joyful and forward looking Sr. Ux Designer who works at the moment at HERE Tecnology, IoT Design team in Berlin, Germany.
At HERE Tecnologies my work is to study the end user’s profound needs and identify the core user journeys with user researchers. I turn the findings into the interactive concept prototypes that are ready for further product development. During the product development I help to define the MVP requirements and give the direction to the team how to solve complicated design topics.

 I am used to work with Agile Scrum teams and in big multicultural organisations as well as in small teams and start ups.
I have been working in Italy, Finland, Germany and Virtual teams members situated around the globe.

I am also independent publisher working under brand virva.
My graphic novel 'Lady Isabella's secrets' is sold on Amazon world wide.

My graphic novel stories are inspired as much by study of the past as by observation of the present,
on the trail of facets of everyday human life that span the centuries.

My private work has won several international awards.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me: virva @ virva.biz

Find my detailed CV in Linkedin



AWARDS


2013 PATENT PENDING

Smart Guidance, Everyday mobility HERE - Nokia business


ISABELLA
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2011
Winner, NEM Art and Design Contest, Grant given by Europan Comission
Information Society and Media, Torino, Italy
"During the closing session, an award was delivered to the piece of art that makes
the most innovative use of networks and media to Virva Emilia Auvinen for her work on
"Isabella - The Secret Recipes" that blended real historic references into
a beautifully illustrated game concept that makes history and learning come alive for children.
"
Link

2012
Art, Science & ICT event, invited by European Commission Information Society and Media Future
and Emerging Technologies section to the to the event to mentoring about storytelling in ICT field.
Moreover exhibition at Galerie Libre Cours, Brussels, Belgium

2012
NEM summit, Hilton, IstanbulTurkey Prenseting the prototype at closing ceremony


2010 TOUCH THE UNREACHABLE
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2010 Gold, 2010 MUSE Award, Los Angeles USA,
The Media & Technology Standing Professional Committee of the American Association of Museums (AAM)
"It is a very attractive project that contains a wonderland-like environment and
an interesting story that allows users to make their own decisions.
With devices like this, museums would have no problem bringing their visitors
a remarkable experience, and leaving a long term influence in their minds. A true inspiration.
"
Link


2010 :output competition
one of the winner, Amsterdam Netherlands


2010 A BYTE
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2010 - Screening Tamperere Film Festival Finland
2010 - XXIX edition of Asolo Art FilmFestival, Italy
2011 - The 2011 TISFF festival, Greece
Watch the short film


2010 MOA EXHIBITION

2010 - Aalto University, exhibition of young desiners 12.5 - 13.6.2010


2008 ON THE WAY HOME AND THE SCREAM
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For Micromailart 2007 - Micromailart & Microyoung Circolo Culturale Bertolt Brecht, Milano, Italy.


2007 FRAGRANCE OF JASMINE

Coop for words contest -
Shared 5th position Two pages comic strip published in
"Tracce di Realtà - Coop for Words 2007" book (ISBN 978-88-95074-10-8).