2018 in review05 Jan 2019
2018 in review
My first personal year-review. I had fun this year :) I wrote over 20.500 words worth of blog-articles which had over 3.000 views on Medium and 1.356 on my website. Work was great, and I started writing a book.
AI and Design
Me presenting at UX Camp Amsterdam
My ‘crazy ideas’-blog got updated as well. I dreamt up a rotating clock face, a place to train yourself to be more rebellious, a t-shirt, a global address book (an idea I actually pitched to the Dutch postal organization), I tried out bacon tea (unsuccessfully) and I published my vision on how to get rid of cardboard.
Workshops and Facilitation
I invented 3 new workshops with my colleagues at Angi Studio. The most important one being the Design System Takeoff which I co-facilitated at the municipality of The Hague. I facilitated multiple workshops, Design Sprints and Research Sprints, and even a marketing sprint. I trained people in giving Design Sprints.
Researching job-titles in design
83 people filled in my questionnaire on job-titles I set up that research, because I feel that job-titles are misleading. I published a detailed analysis of the results (and an analysis of that analysis).
Prototyping and experimentation
I wrote 5 tips on how to use the prototyping tool Axure, in one of which I create an actual working game. I experimented which photo-service is the best (part 1 and part 2). Figured out which days are most popular in songs, created several scripts for photos, moved my blog to gitlab, experimented with internet beats in my blog and wrote on how to combine git with dropbox.
New year, new stuff
What’s up for 2019?
I’m going to continu with my hobbies: photography, experimenting and prototyping crazy ideas. I’ll also delve into AI&Design more.
Furthermore, I hope to be more relaxed in my attitude, we’ll see how that works out ;)