Politie Brabant Zuid-Oost
Together with a colleague I support a workgroup of the Politie Brabant Zuid-Oost/Noord to find a solution to stop the illegal trade of goods (heling). My task is to guide part of the group through the design process, stimulate design thinking and identifying & discussing design opportunities. After every session we create a detailed report of the session, including proposals for future research.
Design studio Mendeldesign is involved in shaping the future. Mendeldesign helps you to solve design problems, making use of scientific methods, extensive user research, context analysis and explorative prototyping. With a background in both Psychology and Industrial Design, Mendeldesign looks at design problems from a human perspective. All design is focused on making our lives a little better.
Mendeldesign has worked on projects with several clients, including Bekaert (BE), LEGO (DK), Public Library of Amsterdam, and Politie Brabant Z-O. Mendeldesign dives into the needs of your organization, the user and all other stakeholders. By communicating with specialists, and managing the design and research processes, the studio will make sure that the solution adds value for everyone who is involved.
The Hague, Netherlands
Internship / Graduation project
Design and development of my TU/e graduation project “Future Nostalgia”, which had started in February 2011. During the internship I have analyzed qualitative data from interviews and social media, analysis of statistics from one of the websites of Muziek Centrum Nederland. The project evolved into an iPhone Application that enables users to share memory-inducing music with close friends. I have implemented the interaction and functionality, and developed a working beta prototype of the application for the iPhone. www.mendeldesign.nl/futurenostalgia/opus6
- January 2012
Student assistant Hand Drawing
Together with another student I assisted the teacher for the drawing education of Architecture and Industrial Design to shape the course material, and during the classes to help the students with the exercises. After every course I was involved in the grading of the deliverables.
During the first 1,5 years I assisted the teacher of Industrial Design in groups of 25 students (Bachelor and Master), 8 hours a week. After my internship in Denmark I rejoined the drawing education, but now at the department of Architecture, for 4 hours a week, assisting groups of 30 first-year-students.
- June 2011
Intern concept development and design
During my 3rd bachelor year I spend 4,5 months on an internship at the Education department of LEGO in Billund, Denmark. I have worked in the area of Research & Design in LEGO Education, here being part of early processes, bringing forward and maturing concepts and opportunities towards potential launches. I assisted the innovation team with ongoing projects, by visualizing, concept mapping, early conceptualizing, preparing presentations, communicate concepts, ideation, analyzing, design research, and idea selection.
- June 2009
Together with a student assistant from Architecture I was the teacher for a course in basic geometrical drawing skills. The group consisted of 25 1st-year and 2nd-year students from Industrial Design, and the course was taught in 7 three-hour meetings. I got the freedom to shape the materials and the exercises, in collaboration with the responsible teacher. Halfway the course I had individual feedback meetings with the students, and at the end of the course we graded the work.
- January 2009