I am a seasoned designer, tinkerer, and creative code wrangler – passionate about the often under-represented human side of technology: inclusion and universal access, non-prototypical “users” or contexts of use, privacy and the risks from its violations, the interplay of (legal) norms and technology, and technologies’ impact on society and the environment.
My creative, research-based practice of two decades is all about finding ways to focus (web) design and technology on the people using it, while striving to create inclusive, data-minimalist and socially as well as ecologically sustainable solutions. I am driven by the desire to develop critically constructive, novel approaches to digital design – based on a chiefly human-centred approach and considerate of systemic consequences: individually, socially, globally.
I am available for training, consulting and design projects where human values are a key driver: creating digital solutions that put people first, or fostering initiatives to increase digital literacy. I enjoy working with organisations that are keen on pushing boundaries in terms of accessibility, privacy, sustainability …approaching things differently. Mostly doing consulting, research, and concepts, I greatly enjoy touching code myself as well (incl. my pet projects).
Exemplary project highlights:
- Ongoing: design lead in an exploratory legal design project aiming to provide easier access to justice
- Designed an inclusive design system for an information service aimed at broad audiences including low-literacy demographics with low-end devices
- Assisted an educational NGO to establish their accessible, privacy-respecting and performant website
- Consulted various clients on data minimisation strategies for their web presence
- Eight years leading the “Usability and accessibility” unit in a training program for communications professionals
- Developed a “Privacy UX” approach that considers privacy a core pillar of user experience, presented at multiple conferences
- Co-authored and facilitated an innovative GDPR workshop series that combined legal compliance, human-centred design, and agency practice
- “The Absent Peer”: award-winning sociological analysis on technology non-users and their role in designing for social interaction
References and portfolio details are available on request.