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As a creative thinker and designer, Rik focuses on simplifying the complex.

In the role of creative consultant, Rik works with world-class brands on their digital products and services.

Prior to this, he worked at Philips Design for 5 years, focusing on healthcare products and services. He was part of the digital agency Mirabeau for 3 years. Prior to this, Rik founded Wakelicious, an award-winning video alarm clock service.

Besides designing, Rik loves cycling and in general the outdoors. Rik enjoys windsurfing, though needs loads more practice.

Presentations

  • Prototyping interactive UX for apps
    Workshop @ Saudi Design Week 2018, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Designing for Healthcare
    Keynote @ Beirut Design Week 2015, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Creating interactive prototypes
    Workshop @ Beirut Design Week 2014, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Paper prototyping your mobile app
    Guest lecture & workshop 2012, ICT Media Design, Fontys Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Five simple steps to designing great hybrid apps
    Presentation @ Mobile Down South 2012 – conference on mobile app design & development, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Awards

Publications

  • 2019 – Patent: Protocol based replacement of UI elements using AR (Philips)
  • 2018 – Patent: Patient positioning in diagnostic imaging (Philips)
  • 2012 – The Best Applications 2012 (305-page report on effective user interfaces) – by Nielsen Norman Group