A researcher and product designer based in New York City.

In his projects he focuses on working with global companies, startups and scientific institutions to transform their data- and AI - driven technologies into new products, services and experiences.

Through a continuous interplay of applied design experimentation and future research he is uniquely positioned to create product applications that are driven by technology while guided by a deep understanding for the human complexities of our future everyday.

His direct clients include Google AI Research, the Volkswagen Future Center, Audi Data Strategy, Telefonica Innovation, the BBVA Innovation Center and startups such as Status and Citizen.

He has led large scale projects that helped the BBVA Innovation Center to create a range of urban data driven services, developed a range of products around privacy for the future cars of Audi and helped the Volkswagen Future Center through a range of speculative products to explore the behavioral changes in our lives once ‘everyday AI’ becomes our new normal.

Throughout his career he has worked for renown agencies such as Artefact, Antenna Design, ReD Associates, FutureFarmers and IDEO.

Next to his consulting activities, he teaches the MFA class 'Future (Im)perfect' at New York City’s School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design where, together with the students, he explores the social and ethical implications of today’s emerging technologies entering our everyday lives.

For his work he has received several distinctions and awards from the Art Directors Club, the Red Dot Award, the German Design Price, Fast Company's Innovation by Design, the Kantar Information is Beautiful Award and Industrial Designers Society of America.

His work has been exhibited internationally such as at the Westbound Shanghai Architectural Biennial, Data in the 21st Century exhibition at V2 Rotterdam, Data Traces Riga and the Big Bang Data exhibition at London’s Somerset house.

He is an avid speaker and has recently spoken at conferences such as Interaction18, OFFF Barcelona, FITC Toronto and TEDx among others.

Selected Talks

TEDx, Louvain-le-Nouve

An interactive experiment - involving a live audience - that practically showcases how quickly our own personal data can come back to haunt us.

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Interaction18, Lyon

Proposing new methods to explore the ethical implications of todays emerging technologies.

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  • Interaction19, Seattle, 2019
  • OFFF, Barcelona, 2019
  • UX Day, Mannheim, 2018
  • Vivid, Sidney, 2018
  • TEDx, UC Louvain, 2018
  • MTP Engage, Hamburg, 2018
  • Vivid, Sidney, 2018
  • FITC, Toronto, 2018
  • SYPartners Lunch & Wow, NYC, 2018
  • Microsoft Design & AI, Seattle, 2018
  • Interaction18, Lyon, 2018
  • Globant Converge, NYC, 2017
  • Strata New York City, 2017
  • Bloomberg Big Apple Redux, NYC, 2017
  • Interaction17, NYC, 2017
  • Wolfram Alpha Data Summit, 2016
  • Geo NYC, 2016

Selected Awards

  • German Design Award
  • Mercury Innovation Award
  • Red Dot Award
  • Kantar ‘Information is beautiful’ Award (Gold & Silver)
  • Interaction17 Awards - Shortlist
  • IDEA (International Design Excellence Award
  • ADC (Art Directors Club - Germany)
  • Fastco Innovation by Design Awards - Finalist

Works exhibited at

  • Neotopia: Data and Humanity, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, 2017
  • Social Mobility: Envisioning Bodies in Motion, Hyundai, Bejing, 2017
  • You are here NYC, Pratt Gallery, New York, 2017
  • Biennial Graphic Design Festival Breda, Netherlands, 2016
  • Data Traces, Riga, Latvia, 2016
  • Data in the 21st Century, V2, Rotterdam, 2016
  • Big Bang Data, Somerset House London, 2016
  • In the Public Eye, New York Public Library, New York, 2015
  • Filmatic Festival, UCSD, La Jolla, California, 2015
  • Westbund Biennial of Architecture, Shanghai, 2015
  • Data Esthetics exhibition, ACM Multimedia Amsterdam, 2015

Selected Press

  • CBS News
  • FastCompany
  • Creators Project
  • PFSK
  • Gizmodo
  • Wired Magazine
  • The Verge
  • FastCoDesign
  • Flowing Data