Strategic Designer; Service Designer; Design researcher
Hi there, I am Mette

I am strategic designer with an endless curiosity about people’s lives. I want to find out how people experience the world; what moves them today and what will drive them tomorrow?

What excites me as a designer is to facilitate connections between companies and their customers.  This means, researching people’s needs, translating them in such a way that it allows companies to better connect with their customers and helping companies to design the right solutions.

I want to use my skills to help companies design for a better world. To find out more, take a look at my work.

Some of the projects I loved working on

Kameleo - Bringing awareness to the dangers of heat waves for the Red Cross

In the summer time, heat waves cause of a lot of deaths. The Red Cross asked us to help them in bringing awareness to preventive measures that can be taken to prevent deaths among vulnerable groups. Through desk research we identified the most vulnerable group and their challenges. Based on this a first concept was created. A collaborative session with a group of elderly gave us the chance to verify our assumptions and get a peek into their world. By mapping out and understanding all of the stakeholders involved, we identified the best way to effectively reach them in their daily life. Click read more to find out more about the final concept: Kameleo.

Emma - A product-service system to support new plant parents

For my master’s thesis I got the chance to combine two of my biggest passions: design and my own company surrounding plants. During this project I got to research and create together with Overgrown’s users. They helped me expand my knowledge of what the journey to becoming a plant parent looks like. With the help of a context mapping study I dived deep into the green spark: the moment the passion for plants is ignited.

Based on this knowledge, a new future vision for Overgrown was created to expand beyond the niche of rare and collectable plants. The first step towards this new future vision is Emma: a product-service system that supports new plant parents into their journey to becoming a plant parent by lowering the starting barrier.