Update 19 May 2013
Now doing user experience design for ING
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User Experience is about a user's complete perception of an information system (website, application) - from the first impression to long term use. An important element of the User Experience is the usability of the system. This is of crucial importance to its success.
I prefer User Centered Design which means that I frequently get feedback from end users during development of the information system, for instance through a usability test. Using this method, I can be sure that the User Experience stays 'on track'. Besides User Experience, I like to focus on the business goals of a site and the technical possibilities and limitations because for a successful information system, all these factors have to be balanced.
I have been working in the User Experience field for 12 years of which the last 4 years as a freelancer. While getting my master degrees in Medical Information Science and Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, I worked as an interaction designer and usability specialist for Microsoft and TNO and later I was Lead User Experience for Logica for 3 years. By now I have worked on IT projects of all sizes in many different industries including finance, government, healthcare, transport and telecom. See also my Portfolio.