“What We Learned Designing Connected Products” – Presented by Koen van Niekerk, VanBerlo

VanBerlo will share 10 different insights gained, which we find are vital in developing successful connected products. Each insight is illustrated with “making-of” examples of real products by the award-winning design agency.

About Koen van Niekerk

As VanBerlo’s Interaction Design Director, Koen leads a team of UX designers in projects varying from car dashboards, app-development, embedded Interfaces and wearables. Before leading the team, Koen worked as a product and interaction designer on projects for clients such as Maxi-Cosi, Jacobs Douwe-Egberts and kitchen device manufacturer ATAG. Koen: “My background and training as a product designer (Industrial Design at Delft University) has allowed me to gain valuable knowledge and understand of combining the physical and the digital aspects of UX.”

About VanBerlo

With 85 multidisciplinary professionals, VanBerlo is a Dutch design agency working on product design, UX, user insights, strategy and graphic design for start-ups and established corporates. The difference we create has led us to become one of the biggest leaders in Europe in the field of design and realisation of IOT products and systems.

Our ever-growing track record includes:

  • Multiple haptic feedback devices
  • Biofeedback products monitoring body metrics
  • Sports tracker products that can measure speed, distance and spin
  • Communication devices (e-paper communication badge for medical personnel)