ir. Jesse Nijdam

PhD Candidate at Designing Intelligence Lab at the TU Delft

I am an Interaction Designer based in Den Haag, the Netherlands, with a keen interest in enhancing our interactions with intelligent systems. My primary focus lies in conceptualising and prototyping interactive interventions using cutting-edge technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). What sets me apart is my ability to not only conceptualise these ideas but also bring them to life through hands-on development. To that end, I am currently doing a PhD at the Designing Intelligence Lab at the TU Delft.

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Interaction and User Experience (UX) Designer

I specialise in creating captivating experiences through interaction design, leveraging my understanding of user research and human-centered design principles. I bring innovative and user-centric design solutions to life. I possess strong problem-solving skills and employ creative approaches to address challenges and deliver innovative solutions.

Maker, Coder, and Prototyper

With a strong focus on building prototypes alongside conceptual thinking, I combine design skills with coding proficiency in multiple programming languages, bringing ideas to reality and creating impactful solutions. Additionally, my diverse range of technical skills across domains enables me to quickly adapt, learn new tools and technologies, and bridge gaps between design and development. Making me a valuable asset for projects requiring a combination of skills.

Realtime Interactive visualisation and Designer

As a designer, I excel in crafting visually stunning and interactive visualisations using Unreal Engine 4 and D3.js. With expertise in 3D modeling using industry-standard software, I bring concepts and datasets to life with immersive and engaging experiences.


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PhD Candidate in Designing Intelligence

Designing Intelligence Lab at Delft University of Technology (Nov 2020 - Current)

Since November 2020, I work as a PhD researcher at the Department of Organisation and Strategy at the TU Delft. I am interested in how designers can better interact and work together with the intelligent systems emerging in our field. My goal is to enable more efficient and more creative outcomes in design using AI.

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Graduation & Internship in Virtual Reality Design

VR Design Intern (Feb 2019 - July 2019) and Graduate Intern (Sep 2019 - June 2020) at ATG Europe

Internship and graduation project at ATG Europe during which I made multiple Virtual Reality applications in Unreal Engine 4. I worked on the ExoMars VR exhibit currently being displayed at ESTEC Noordwijk. For my graduation, I developed a tool for long distance collaboration for composite production using Virtual Reality and Unreal Engine 4.

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Student Assistant Content Management and Web Development

Online Learning Support - Delft University of Technology
(Feb 2016 - Oct 2020)

I developed online support web tools with HTML, PHP and jQuery and supporting all online (including edX, edge and profEd) courses of the TU Delft.


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MSc - Design for Interaction

Delft University of Technology (2017 - 2020)

During my masters, I deepened my knowledge of user experience and interaction design. In addition, I had a unique focus on combining this with prototyping techniques, both physical and digitial. For example, Virtual Reality and realtime visualisation techniques. Graduating with a 9.

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BSc - Industrial Design Engineering

Delft University of Technology (2013 - 2017)

In my bachelor in Industrial Design Engineering I learned how to engineer physical and digital products that lead to behavioural change in users and have a smaller climate impact. Graduating with an 8.5.

I participated in the Erasmus program to study a semester at the Design School of Loughborough University.

Expertise and Skills

Interaction and User Experience (UX) Product Design Designing intuitive and engaging experiences and products that prioritise user interaction.
Using D3.js for Realtime Interactive Data Visualisation Utilising D3.js to create dynamic and visually appealing data visualisations that update in real-time, allowing users to explore and understand complex datasets with ease.
Machine Learning Leveraging Python, SKlearn, and TensorFlow 2 to develop machine learning models for intelligent data analysis, pattern recognition, and predictive capabilities.
Web and Mobile Development Developing responsive and user-friendly web and mobile applications using a versatile stack of technologies including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, WordPress, and Android (Java).
Realtime Interactive Design Visualisation using Unreal Engine 4 Using Unreal Engine 4 to design and develop immersive virtual reality applications and realistic real-time visualisations for architectural and design projects.
3D Modelling Creating detailed and visually stunning 3D models using industry-standard software such as Maya and Blender, and enhancing them with realistic textures using Substance Painter, Photoshop, and Quixel Mixer.
3D Printing Employing Fusion 360 and Solidworks for precise parametric modeling, and utilising Cura for transforming digital designs into physical objects using 3D printing technology.
Adobe Suite of Creative Apps Able to work with Adobe's creative suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects, to create visually captivating graphics, illustrations, layouts, and videos.