When I receive my Master’s degree, I will be continuing my search for a job within a team environment. I am very open to learn new things, but I would not mind an area of design or research in which I am already more familiar.
I have considered applying for a PhD position in Australia after being invited to do so, but I felt that I could not dedicate myself completely into doing so. Whenever I make a decision, I always need to stand for this decision at least 100%. I would be open to regard a position in the future, but for now I made my decision of applying for jobs in and around the Eindhoven area.
By working for a company, I hope that I will be able to implement my knowledge and skills, whilst learning new things from others. I feel confident going through design research processes, and I am able to support these processes with my own experiences. I can guide and plan such a process, but also deviate from it when things do not work out. I believe that I can be very flexible, but also stick to plans. There has to be a good dynamic between the two, and I think I can bring this into a design team.
In terms of specific functions, I enjoy designing user interfaces and user experiences, but I also enjoy testing what I have made. I have a lot of knowledge and experience in setting up and conducting research, which I am sure I will be doing later.
In 10 years from now, I would love to work for a company where I will have a supervising function in the design field. I want to be taking care of the design and research processes and actively design within a driven team, trying to solve design cases in the best way possible. Being at the front of relevant and user-centered innovative technologies is something that really excites me now and I am sure that in 10 years, that will not have changed.