There was a seed laying dormant in me that sprouted recently. Years ago, when I was studying art, the American painter Sol LeWitt was one of my favorite artists. He makes very powerful abstract paintings in bright colors. I loved that. That inspired my own paintings. Another cool thing about…

My journey into the spiritual showed me that art and design are a great portal into the spiritual. In fact, my journey in art and design has defined what the spiritual is for me. I have also found that the spiritual can enrich my work in design exactly because they feel like a natural extension of each other.

For some years now, I have been deep diving into the spiritual. I can remember the exact moment I first started on this journey. At the time, I was studying engineering and was getting more and frustrated by the rational, scientific view of the world. At the time, I didn’t…

The willingness to pay is an important concept in the evolution of design. There are all kinds of exiting new opportunities for design in the world today and one of the biggest factors that determines your success in this is the relationship you have with your clients. Your clients determine your growth path. Your client portfolio determines your potential. And one of the characteristics of clients, their willingness to pay, is crucial in this. Awareness of this concept allows you to manage your client portfolio more strategically and enables you to thrive.

Sometimes you come across a concept that immediately opens your mind, puts things in perspective and creates so much clarity. Problems that you have been struggling with for years suddenly become so clear that you wonder why you didn’t see this before. It makes things so simple and clear that…

What UI designers can learn from chatbots and video games

The other day, I was attending an online clinic on conversational design. In the announcement it said that conversational design is about getting the right information at the right time to the user. That, to me, is the goal of any interface. You can’t get more fundamental than that.

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Dennis Hambeukers

Strategic UX Design Consultant @ Zuiderlicht / Design Leadership Forum Member @InVision / Design Thinker / State Secretary of Integration @ Ministry of Design

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