Can't knock the hustle.

Recent projects

Dictionary of Digital: Exploring our emotional relationship with digital technologies through language

This project is a collaboration with Ocean Conijn and funded by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie in which we host sessions and experiments to collaboratively question and articulate our emotional relationship with technology while exploring neologizing as a tool for dialogue.

Dreaming up imaginary landscapes with Runway ML & StyleGAN

Together with Nadia Domide, we used Runway ML to (re-)train our own StyleGAN model on scraped Google Earth Imagery and generated 250 beautiful imaginary landscapes.

Futures Design & United Nations 2050: Proposing a more-than-human parliament for post-anthropocene politics

Together with Viraj Joshi, we created “The Utopia Compass” proposing a more-than-human parliament for post-anthropocene politics in response to the UN & Design Futures open call on Futuring Peace.

Data strategy from reactive to prescriptive maintenance for a social housing organization

While working at Bit as a research lead, we developed a data strategy to move from reactive to predictive, and ultimately prescriptive maintenance for a social housing organization in the Netherlands.

E-book AI-Driven Design in collaboration with Adyen & AWWWARDS

I was invited to write a chapter as part of the series of e-books on AI-Driven Design in collaboration with Adyen & AWWWARDS and initiated by Joel van Bodegraven in which I zoom into 9 UI/UX Design Challenges in Machine Learning Products.

Analyzing data to help European airline minimize CO2 emissions on their flights

Working at Bit as a researcher, we married mixing qualitative and quantitative methods in researching variables that could be affected (relatively) easily and would have a positive impact on CO2 emissions.

Hacknight on Adaptive UI with Pi Campus Rome

I joined Pi Campus in their hacknight on Adaptive UI. Following talks by Trond Wuellner (Director of Product Management @ Google), and Luba Elliot (AI researcher & curator), I provided a 15-minute introduction on AUI to kickstart the hack where 8 designer-engineer teams competed for the winning concept.

Talk on AI Meets Design at World Usability Day Rome

A talk I did Design Thinking for AI at World Usability Day in Rome surrounding this year's theme 'design for the futures we want'.

AI meets Design Toolkit 🤖🎨

The AI meets Design toolkit is a set of tools for each step of the design (thinking) process to help designers turn AI into social, user, and business value. Aiming to bridge the gap between design and AI/ML, it is the result of 6-months of design research in collaboration with MOBGEN | Accenture Interactive.

Design Thinking for Artificial Intelligence Talk + Mini-Workshop at ClujHub

I did a talk and mini-workshop in ClujHub in Romania on Design Thinking for Artificial Intelligence, setting apart how designers and machine learning engineers can collaborate to create human-centered AI products and services.

Speculative Design Workshop

During this speculative design workshop, we explored potential future user experiences with intelligent agents and algorithmic systems. I shared the full agenda and reflections in a Medium post.

GANschach: an exploration of human and machine visual perception

An exploration of human and machine visual perception and pattern recognition through AttnGAN-generated images. It's called GANschach - a play on Rotschach - as it brings underlying and unconscious patterns to the surface.

Chatbot Research Assistant

This chatbot helped me interview designers about their views on AI/ML through Messenger to scale up my research scope and bring in more perspectives. It's hardly intelligent and follows a simple decision tree logic but people enjoyed its Cardi and Seinfeld GIFs.

Brands I've worked with ✨

(AKA a little namedropping)

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