My professional objective is to contribute to the development of technological innovations and software that are not only elegantly designed in a technical sense, but also take into account their intended user base.
In my work, I approach technological innovation (including software development) as a social practice. This makes it crucial to study how innovations and software are made, who’s involved in making them, and how they interact with their intended users, their organizational context, and society more generally.
I’m passionate about discovering what makes people and organizations tick, and aligning technological possibilities with users and their perspectives.
In facilitating this alignment between technology and its users, I deploy techniques from Agile and Scrum, as well as methods I used as a researcher, i.e. stakeholder consultation, value workshops, and interviews.
The aforementioned way of working allows me to understand the various perspectives, commitments, and interests pertaining to technological innovations and software. Studying these aspects of technology and software can help to ensure the perspectives of affected stakeholders and actors are taken into account. Thus, technology and software can be designed in a more inclusive manner that has a better fit with their intended use and audience.
More details about my expertise can be found here.
I hold an MA in Philosophy and an MSc in Science and Technology Studies (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, I finished my PhD thesis on the potential dangers of simulations in hydrology, hydrodynamics, soil mechanics, and ecology at Maastricht University. Subsequently, I held research positions at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Rathenau Instituut. During and after my academic pursuits, I worked as a software engineer.
2017/05 – present: Product Owner & Scrum Master, Sim-CI, The Hague (Netherlands).
2016/03 – 2017/04: Researcher, Rathenau Instituut, The Hague (Netherlands)
2013/10 – 2016/02: Researcher, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven and The Hague (Netherlands)
2013/02 – 2013/09: Software Engineer, Sogyo, De Bilt (Netherlands)
2012/09 – 2013/01: Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, VU University, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2008/01 – 2012/07: PhD Candidate, Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht (Netherlands)
2007/08 – 2007/11: Software Engineer, JTeam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2006/12 – 2007/07: Business Analyst, Stratix Consulting, Hilversum (Netherlands)
2006/02 – 2006/05: Workshop Coordinator (internship), Mediamatic, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2012 PhD Science and Technology Studies, Maastricht University
2006 MSc Science and Technology Studies (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
2005 MA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
Dutch: native proficiency
English: full professional proficiency
German: professional working proficiency
Composing and listening to experimental electronic music
Chinese martial arts (bagua zhang & xing yi quan)