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Monthly Meeting

Our regular monthly meeting on the first wednesday of every month, hosted graciously by Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Peter Boersma will tell us all about the valuable lessons he learned from over 200 projects.

After the talk there will be plenty of room for socialising, exchanging experiences, and enjoying some drinks and snacks at Eetcafé de Zwijger.

18:45   Welcome
19:15    Start (sharp!) 
19:20   "What I learned from 200 projects" 
20:00  Q&A 
20:15    Social

Talk: What I learned from 200 projects 

Focussing on teamwork, deliverables and processes, I will walk the audience through a selection of projects from my 20 years of experience with designing interactive systems, sharing the lessons that I learned the hard way, and showing how some things in design agencies have changed while others have stayed exactly the same. I hope that some of the lessons resonate with the audience, and that the models I plan to include (like the T-model, or overviews of where UX can live in organizations) helps them reflect on their practice and consider improvements to the way they design.

Speaker: Peter Boersma
Peter Boersma is Interaction Design Director at Blast Radius and a design process freak. 

Since 1995, he has been designing complex, digital systems at (increasingly internationally-oriented) interactive agencies for clients such as ABN Amro Bank, the UK and Jamaican Inland Revenue departments, Shutterstock, Michelin, Nikon and Nokia. 

At most of his former employers, he made himself responsible for documenting the design processes, as well as optimizing and promoting them, both inside and outside the organization. 

Peter has given presentations and taught workshops at many national and international User Experience conferences, some of which he helped organize. Since 2001, he is the host of the Amsterdam UX Cocktail Hours.

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  • Bettina K.

    Unfortunately the scheduled topic wasn't discussed due to one of the speakers getting sick, but the talk that was given instead was great. Great opportunity to meet like minded people and network with them.

    July 4, 2014

  • Gena D.

    Thank you, Peter. Hope that you and Birgit will be able to also present about 'How to sell UX' when she will be fine again. Best wishes to her.

    1 · July 3, 2014

  • Peter B.

    I have uploaded my presentation to Slideshare, in case you want to have another look.
    It can be found here:

    5 · July 3, 2014

    • David M.

      Great! Thanks Peter, I was about to ask for them ;)

      July 3, 2014

  • Sander B.

    This was my first meetup at AmsterdamUX and I really enjoyed the way Peter Boersma took us along his UX experiences throughout his career.

    July 3, 2014

  • Nadia U.

    The presentation of Peter Boersma was exciting! However, I feel like Peter needed more time to tell his story and to dive in the details of his career in some places.

    July 3, 2014

  • Frank van den B.

    The meetup is on the 5th floor!

    July 2, 2014

  • Robin N.

    Unfortunate overlap this time with the EmberJS meetup, maybe next month

    July 1, 2014

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