PhD CANDIDATE & RESEARCHER

August 2018 - Current

Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology

& Pleyade care organisation Arnhem

Hi! I am Myrte Elise Thoolencurrently a PhD candidate at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, cooperating with TRANZO scientific center for Care and Wellbeing, and a researcher at Pleyade, a care organisation in Arnhem. With my background in Information and Communication Technology and Industrial Design, I am interested in designing HCI to enrich the lives of vulnerable populations, and add value to people's well-being. I am passionate about understanding the diversity of individuals and their vulnerabilities, and how we can empower each individual through HCI design.

In my PhD, I am exploring the potential of designing sustainable technologies for people living with dementia. In my research, I investigate how to adapt novel technologies to the individual, and changing needs and circumstances. In doing so, I am embracing a design research approach in which experience-centered design interventions are evaluated in-situ, together with all vital stakeholders.

 

UX/UI DESIGN

PRODUCT DESIGN & PROTOTYPING

EXPERTISE

my skills

INNOVATION &

DESIGN THINKING

TEACHING &

MENTORSHIP

USER RESEARCH & INCLUSIVE DESIGN

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATION

 
 

EXPERIENCE

my work background

April 2016 - February 2018

LECTURER INFORMATION/INTERACTION

DESIGN​ (UI/UX)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT & GUEST RESEARCHER

February 2018 - August 2018

Academy Communication and User Experience

Avans University of Applied Science

Industrial Design,

Eindhoven University of Technology

INTERNSHIP IN UX/UI

WEB DESIGN

September 2013 - February 2014

September 2014 - February 2015

GRADUATION INTERNSHIP IN

UX/UI DESIGN

Dutch Public-Service Broadcaster (NPO Radio),

Media Hilversum

Philips Design / Healthcare

High Tech Campus Eindhoven

read my publications

view my design work

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