How satisfied are you about the impact you have in your work and life? This is a talk for UX in Antwerp, sharing my personal story & learnings. I end the presentation with questions to ask yourself on your mission, role and impact.
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UX Beers in Antwerp (Mechelen)
Tue 28 March, 2017
My talk isn’t a knowledge transfer.
I’d like to share & question life lessons
I believe we are wasting a
lot of talent.
And all of us can do better.
My mission is to inspire
people to discover new
perspectives and help
them to do things better.
Service designer for innovation
Strategist to analyse challenges
Marketeer for value proposition
Facilitator for creative workshops
Instructor for team training
Speaker for inspiration talks
The roles people hire mefor
A journey of exploration
and asking why
Apersonalstoryon lookingforwaysto make an impact.
I’ve studied storytelling
But (art) school wasn’t the place for me learn.
I’ve studied people
And I never stopped studying them.
I’ve learned the most
from doing side projectsAnimator at youth camps, instructor in team building, student journalist,
student job at KUL CUO, writing & blogging, self-employed photographer, …
Web editor & community manager in a public
media company, focused on radio & TV
Community manager & digital strategist in the
e-department of a creative advertising agency
Digital & strategic planner in a network agency,
on the advertising side
I left… (again)
Along the way someone questioned me:
where did you make an impact?
Digital strategist & strategic director
in an rapidly growing digital agency
Making people want thingsvs
Making things people want
Looking for autonomy
Ifyou don’tfit in anybox,tryto inventyourown box.
Orcome upwith something different.
Working as a freelance consultant in (digital)
marketing, service design & innovation
Digital at a the best Belgian BMW dealership
Join a design studio
Service design consultancy vs UX/UI production
UX for IT developers
Match business objectives with user needs
Work with entrepreneurs
From the ﬁrst idea to a viable digital business.
And get the opportunity learning from them.
Service design training for a bank
In ﬁnding their mission and realising their project
The start-up department
Leading a track in an in-house innovation engine
Consulting & design ﬁrm
Service design lead in a digital strategy track
In house design team
Digital strategist & service designer in a digital
bank for youngsters, within the mothership.