Since October 2017, I am a Post Graduate Research student at Northumbria University. Being particularly curious about think tanks and how these organisations work in order to influence public policy, my PhD focusses on researching ways how design research might learn from think tanks, and how think tanks might benefit from design Research. My supervisors are John Vines and Abigail Durrant.

A common theme in the projects I’ve done in the past is the drive to investigate the impact of technology on society. I hold a Master and Bachelor in Industrial Design from the TU/e, during which I conducted my master graduation project at the Everyday Design Studio of Ron Wakkary (Vancouver, CA) as an Irvin K Barber scholar and I have been an intern at Muzus (The Hague, NL) - a service design studio for 'context mapping'.

Since 2014, I have joined several organisations that aim to get the work of design researchers and creative technologist to a wider audience. For that, I have been part of the production and management teams of several conferences and exhibitions in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Berlin and Helsinki. Currently, since February 2018, I am the assistant to the editors-in-chief of ACM Interactions.

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Since October 2017, I am a Post Graduate Research student at Northumbria University. Being particularly curious about think tanks and how these organisations work in order to influence public policy, my PhD focusses on researching ways how design research might learn from think tanks, and how think tanks might benefit from design Research. My supervisors are John Vines and Abigail Durrant. A common theme in the projects I’ve done in the past is the drive to investigate the impact of technology on society. I hold a Master and Bachelor in Industrial Design from the TU/e, during which I conducted my master graduation project at the Everyday Design Studio of Ron Wakkary (Vancouver, CA) as an Irvin K Barber scholar and I have been an intern at Muzus (The Hague, NL) - a service design studio for 'context mapping'. Since 2014, I have joined several organisations that aim to get the work of design researchers and creative technologist to a wider audience. For that, I have been part of the production and management teams of several conferences and exhibitions in Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Berlin and Helsinki. Currently, since February 2018, I am the assistant to the editors-in-chief of ACM Interactions.