At the end of this period I took on a study and training for the design and management of interactive and ICT projects.
Last year I was hired to be the co-working team lead of the design team of Info.nl attending to several projects for ASN Bank (and Friesland Bank and SNS) , Reed, an auction environment and 2.0 websites for housing corporations, Autotelegraaf and Volkskrant.I organized a debate in the Balie, January 2009 on the topic of complementary monetary alternative systems.
Back in time
From 1998 onward I worked as the co-working head of the interactive design department at a major communications firm (PLEION); mainly working for (semi-) governmental (interactive) campaigns. Thereafter I, shortly, worked as head of design at a pioneering ‘dotcom’ (CLOCKWORK).
Starting my own business in Amsterdam in 2000 I concentrated mainly on non-profit, cultural, interactive media projects. A very interesting project was the creation of an interactive, digital story-space as an interactive learning environment for kids, using ubiquitous devices.This approach, ubicomp, thoroughly integrates the human-computer interaction into playful objects and activities called POGO.
I developed and produced the working prototype of XYnet and took care of the functional design and the editorial concept with the challenge in mind to publish on the mobile phone and the internet. The objective of XYnet is to match and map people, places and -cultural and grassroot- programs. In Oud-West, a neighborhood in Amsterdam, XYnet was used by groups of youngsters and for the publisher of the weekly cultural magazine NL(20/10 etc) a prototype was designed based on the XYnet (software) architecture.
For several years I taught a course in audio-visual and interaction design at AKI (the art- and design academy in Enschede, The Netherlands). In addition, I set up a minor-program, jointly offered by AKI and UT (the University of Twente). These minors were designed to research and analyze the relevance and significance of divers cultural backgrounds and cultural heritage for mixed audiences joining in -online- social networks .
Coordinating the development of the Digital Atelier for ArtEZ, a merger of three art academies in the East of Holland, I worked with a project team on an online space created for around two thousand art- and design students. The students would publish their works in progress in this online environment. They were supported by editorial content and articles concerning the interdisciplinary relationships between the arts and digital media:‘A.DA’.
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