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By Loïs Berndsen

Interaction Design

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About

Me

About

Me

Hey! I’m Loïs. Currently living in Arnhem, studying interaction design at the HAN. In my spare time I like to experiment with things like programming, drawing, cooking, sewing and playing the guitar. I aspire to find a job in which I can combine UX design and programming.

Things I

Did

Things I

Did

The concept “The Art of Waiting” enriches the waiting experience of a hospital visitor by distracting them in a positive manner. This is done by placing for example a swing or rocking chair in the room. These will be connected to the wall, where an interaction will take place when the visitor uses the swing or chair. As soon as the user moves the object, a so-called ‘continuous line drawing’ starts on the wall. Because it takes a while for the drawing to form, the user will be intrigued and distracted for a longer time period. When the drawing is finished, another drawing will start. This concept can be widely used, with multiple target users. Think offices, airports, train stations…

This school assignment was given to us by Silo, a design agency based in The Hague. The goal was to investigate a way to use embedded media objects to contribute to a so-called “healing environment” within a healthcare institution.

Methods
Fly on the wall, (expert-)interview, benchmark creation, literature study, cultural probes

Brainstorming methods
Scamper, 5 whys, gap filling, 6-3-5 brainwriting

June 2019
School assignment to design a ‘landing page’ (pun intended) for a journey to space.

Program
Adobe Photoshop

December 2018
An assignment during my internship at ROBIN was to improve the current dashboard they used in the office. This dashboard showed data from their live chat, for example the average response time or the amount of active chats.

Before I started designing, I researched which data the employees found most important. I also researched the corporate identity of ROBIN and various design trends that were circulating at that time.

I designed the layout based on the wishes of the employees. I went through various iterations, which I always tested with the user. This design was made based on these tests, the research I did on the design trends and my own style.

This is not the final result. I had to do more research on the corporate identity to make the dashboard fully fit the vision of the CEO and other employees. The final dashboard can be seen on this page as well.

Methods
(Expert-)interview, literature study, card sorting

Program
Sketch

October 2018
An assignment that I received during my internship at ROBIN. An infographic showing their revenue goal for the end of the year and the reward they would get (a team trip).

Methods
Peer review

Program
Adobe Capture, Adobe Photoshop

December 2018
As you might have read in the description of the other dashboard, one of my assignments during my internship at ROBIN was to improve the dashboard they had in the office. The dashboard that you see here is the final result, formed through many iterations, based on the wishes of the employees and their corporate identity.

Methods
(Expert-)interview, literature study, card sorting, peer review, field trial, thinking aloud

Program
Sketch

January 2019

CONCEPT

'Weightables'
Weightables is a concept that features a scale that can be used to determine your desired weight and quantities on a food market by means of substitute miniature products. The data is stored in disks that come out of the scale, these together form a bar. This can then be taken to the cash register to pay.

In this case we went on to investigate how embedded media can contribute to enriching the experience people have when visiting a public space, such as a market.

Methods
Fly on the wall, interview, literature study, benchmark creation

Prototyping-tool
LittleBits

March 2019
An infographic for a blogpost by ROBIN.

Methods
Peer review

Program
Adobe Photoshop

November 2018
And many more to come...

The Art of Waiting

Some

Skills

Some

Skills

SOFT
DESIGN
PROTOTYPING
PROGRAMMING