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posted on 31st January 2017

Failure in Design (and How to Recover)

In this post I want to talk about failure. So far, I’ve mainly come across failure under the buzzword “fail fast, fail often”, which is used to explain an experiment-based approach of building produ…

fail fast, learn fast

posted on 22nd December 2016

Designing a Londoner’s Commute

With my new design job at Sofar Sounds came a new experience: Commuting in London. I soon realised that commuting isn’t the best experience London has to offer. What makes commuting in London generally c…

mind the gap

posted on 31st October 2016

Designing with Real Data

In my design work at Sofar Sounds, a website where users can find secret live music gigs in their city, I have to deal with various scenarios which mainly derive from two of our product’s c…

keep it real

posted on 30th August 2016

Paper Prototyping in Practice

For my project of designing a website for renting a holiday home, I currently sketch wireframes for any flow users may follow when they come to the website, based on user tasks and stories I defined…

start on paper

posted on 28th June 2016

The Importance of Sharing Expectations

Today I finished the Design Kit Prototyping Course, offered by IDEO.org and +ACUMEN. Although the course was run online, most of the work took place offline, because the course required to form a team…

sharing is caring

posted on 19th June 2016

Failure Mapping of Purchasing a Round Trip Ticket

In his blogpost about 13 design predictions for 2017, product designer Chase Buckley explains that “Failure Mapping” becomes an increasingly important UX practice in a future where we face new unt…

map it out

posted on 15th May 2016

Key Takeaways for Designing Colour

During designing my personal website, it came the moment when I needed to apply colour to my grayscale wireframes. I soon realised that colour is a detailed issue. The challenge of picking the right…

spot the detail

posted on 30th March 2016

Why I Like Being Self-taught

When I made the decision to become a UX designer, I had one main question: How do I learn all that stuff? UX is in fact a profession consisting of a large number of diverse disciplines which themselves…

see my approach

posted on 29th February 2016

5 UX Insights: What I learned from the Course

In January I started participating in an online course called Interaction Design on coursera. More precisely, the course is a specialisation consisting of 8 single courses. Each of them can be enrolled…

get the insights

posted on 15th January 2016

Why I Decided to Become a UX Designer

The Design Part I was always fascinated of the value and impact design has on many areas of life. There was a time, I was really into fashion and dreamed of a career in fashion design. I did an…

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