Resume

Experience

2018 - Present

PHD CANDIDATE

Eindhoven University of Technology,

department of Industrial Design

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

In my PhD, I am exploring the potential of designing sustainable experience-centred technologies for people living with dementia. In my research, I investigate how to adapt and scale novel technologies to the individual's changing needs and circumstances. 

Partners in my PhD are Tranzo scientific centre for care and wellbeing, GGZe, cooperation Slimmer Leven 2020, and care organisation Pleyade.

2018

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Eindhoven University of Technology,

department of Industrial Design

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

As a research assistant I investigated the role of warm (experience-centered) technology for people living with dementia. As such, I set up a research project as a start for my next experience as a PhD candidate.  

This function was carried out at the systemic change group at the department of Industrial Design (studio Silver).

2013-2015

GRADUATE INTERN R&D

Philips Design

High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Investigating the interaction flow of the interventional radiology suite in hospitals. As part of the design research method, an ethnographic approach was used to clarify the needs, behaviour and perspectives of interventional radiologists during an intervention.

 

A new interaction design (wearable) was developed, introduced and evaluated in-context with the interventional radiologists. 

INTERN UX/UI DESIGN

Dutch Radio broadcasting (NPO)

Mediapark, Hilversum, The Netherlands

Designing user interfaces, graphic design for social media and other online media for radio 1, radio 2, 3fm, radio 4 and radio 5. 

2016-2018

LECTURER UX/UI 

DESIGN

Academy Communication and User Experiences, Avans hogeschool

Breda, The Netherlands

Lecturer in courses such as user experience design, interaction and information design, prototyping tools and methods, user research methodologies, execution of coaching activities and supervision of graduate students. 

 

Besides being a lecturer, I was a member of the development team in setting up practice-oriented research labs for a new curriculum.

Education

2015-2018

EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Premaster & Master of Science (ir.)

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Master of science (ir.) in Industrial Design with a focus on an iterative, user-centered design approaches through situated participatory design methodologies. Most of the project were focused on designing for health and wellbeing, but also in the automotive industry.

2011-2015

AVANS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, COMMUNICATION & MULTIMEDIA DESIGN

Bachelor of applied sciences

Breda, The Netherlands

Bachelor track Information and Communication Technology (CMD). Specialization in interaction and information design and practice-oreinted research with a focus on user experiences and technology. 

2005-2010

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Onze Lieve Vrouwelyceum

Breda, The Netherlands

Four years pre-university education and two years in Higher General Secondary Education  

Abstract Structure

Professional skillset

Qualitative Research

User Experience Design

Teamwork & Collaboration

Teaching Qualification

Project Management

Design Thinking

Languages

Dutch (native)

French (basics)

English (proficient)

© 2020 by Myrte Thoolen

PhD candidate & design researcher

Call

+31 630 398 766

Write

Follow

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Instagram