The Rickies are a prediction draft show on the Connected podcast at Relay FM. Every year and every Apple event, Myke Hurley, Stephen Hackett, and Federico Viticci try to predict what Apple will announce next. Over the course of the show, the hosts have relied on The Bill of Rickies to keep the record straight. Some predictions are risky, some are… Continue reading Rickies.co
Lex joined our team for his graduation project. It was a rather complex project: how can we have a large community of users collaboratively use, host and distribute durable consumer goods, e.g. a power drill. Through a series of well designed experiments, Lex was able to identify the key success factors that would need to… Continue reading Understanding the needs of users
Bragi, a relatively new company based in Munich, Germany, has created The Dash, a beautiful set of wireless earphones. The two earpieces are completely wireless from each other and loaded with smarts. They have touch controls, heart rate sensors, an internal 4GB MP3 player, and much more. This is my review of The Dash. I haven’t… Continue reading Review: The Dash by Bragi
I’ve worked with Lex during his graduation project. He had the difficult task of tackling the user experience of one of Peerby’s possible future directions: interacting with ownerless products. It was a difficult, human-centred assignment with very little existing research, but he managed to get results and surprised us with new insights. The way he… Continue reading Surprising new interaction insights
A set of 10 icons for Synology network drives mounted on OS X El Capitan. The icons are based on the generic greyish-blue OS X icon from Apple, that is used by default for network drives. I added some details like more LEDs on the front — just like my DS410 has — and custom… Continue reading Synology for OS X
A set of 13 drive icons for OS X El Capitan, most of them based on the default hard drive icon. In this day and age, most Macs come with either a SSD or at least a Fusion Drive. I want my icons to display what they represent, so I made a couple that are… Continue reading Drives for OS X
A balance monitoring system for stand-up paddle boards for Jobe Sports International. Nova Radian monitors the pitch and roll of the board and indicates the balance to the user via LED strips. This way the user can alter his stance and improve his stability while SUPping.
A cute, friendly, automatic citrus juicer, designed to fit the Americanos lifestyle and certain other key elements. A design project solely focused on aesthetics and building a physical mock-up. The design is based on a process with several collages and shapes and lots of sketches and iterations.
Product-service system that improves the pick-up experience for both travellers and pickups. Feel right at home Schiphol Nest is a cross media interaction design that will ensure a better pick-up experience. The main idea behind this concept is that the pick-upper can make a personal and warm welcoming nest while waiting for the traveler. This… Continue reading Schiphol Nest
Redesign of the Whirlpool MAX 109, based on professionally set up user tests. We completely reimagined the user interface to make it easier and clearer to use and made slight alterations to the exterior design to make it friendlier and more ergonomic.