Engineering Emotions

Design and styling as function of product development is a common practice for most companies. Engineers are trained in design thinking and user centered design. However applying this on a holistic level and teaching this to all disciplines is quite a challenge. Giving a lecture on this topic is as unique as the challenge presented. Based on experiences from open source hardware, projects, hackathons and communities I perfected my workflow handling new innovations like digital fabrication and 3d printing to support design.

Design for AM

Knowing how a 3D printer works is half the challenge. Using technology were it benefits you most and not the other way around is sometimes harder than it looks. Based on a couple years of experimenting and working with additive machines, I gained a lot of insight in how to optimally use this technology. I create unique designs based on parametric models that can compete with mass production.

Decentralization

Ever since I embraced my entrepreneurial spirit, I encounter like minded people. Dreamers and visionaries that like to change the world by actively starting ripples and nudge the future. Due to these friends I got involved in IOT and BlockChain tech. To be sure I'm not a coder, I use the technology to inspire a better workflow and improve processes. An decentralized network will revolutionize the way we live and work together on all levels of society. Interested? feel free to explore the world of Brightlands Innovation Factory

The story so far

Contact me

During office hours you can find me at my current employer BlackBelt 3d BV. Feel free to visit us in Belfeld or contact me via the form for further details.

office address:

RIDE2
att. Rik Theunissen
Huis Millen 4
6136 KJ Sittard

billing address:

RIDE2
t.a.v. Rik Theunissen
Huis Millen 4
6136 KJ Sittard