I am Daan Smulders, a user experience designer from the Netherlands. I am a designer because I believe that the digital world around us can be and should be better. I improve digital products around me to improve the lives of people.
I focus on understanding the functional and emotional needs users have. Then I make it possible to satisfy these needs by creating meaningful products with well thought-out, easy to use interfaces.
I've done this during my studies in communication and multimedia design and currently at funda as a user experience designer.
Process and skills
I approach every project by first trying to grasp the actual problem by doing research on user needs and business goals. Then, I search for inspiration, patterns and information. I use this information to draw up and prototype ideas for flows, screens, interactions and micro-interactions. Validate these ideas by testing and then repeating the previous step.
I am used to working SCRUM based in a multidisciplinary team. I use whatever tools are necessary to get my ideas across.