About Domenique van Gennip

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I’m a Dutch UX researcher and product designer living in Sydney, Australia.

With a background in user experience research and design, industrial design, and experimental psychology, my interests are in the design of all kinds of interactive systems and services, with those who use them, and guiding people to be human-centred in their design process.

Current availability

I’m currently the first Industrial Design Engineer at Nexport, working on building better electric buses.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Skills overview

  • Strong creative, design, research, and engineering skills that enable me to scope, design, and develop novel ideas in software and hardware.
  • Well-honed abilities to scope, design, develop, and prototype novel ideas in software and hardware.
  • Exceptional written, visual and oral abilities to communicate effectively in both English and Dutch.
  • Effective project management skills for small and medium projects, including:
  • 11+ years of project and research experience in:
    • new product development and UX research, with a focus on emerging digital technology;
    • human-centred research methods to support development of interactive products, systems, and services (including interviews, diary studies, user flows, journey maps, etc.);
    • wireframing and prototyping to explore and convey design solutions;
    • physical product design, including visualisation and workshop skills to build prototypes
  • 8+ years of teaching experience in:
    • subject coordination for large, multi-project undergraduate teaching for 3100+ students;
    • delivery of lectures on human-centred design, user research methods, and engineering design.
  • Proficient in digital design tools including Adobe CC, Figma, Blender, and Solidworks.
  • Software development in HTML, CSS, JS, and python. Basic skills in C and Java.
Overview of skills applied in projects

Notable training and certificates

  • 2022 Solidworks, Introduction to CAD Modelling (4 days)
  • 2021 Project Management for Researchers (4 days, via UNSW)
  • 2021 Supervising Doctoral Studies (2 days, UNSW Graduate School)
  • 2021 Masterclass on Creative Leadership & Collaboration (5 days, TwoCollaborate)
  • 2019 Course Design Institute (5 days, UNSW Engineering)
  • 2017 ILM screen presenting (1 day, via UTS)
  • 2015 Innovation and Creative Intelligence Labs Series 5 (2 days, via UTS:ICI)
  • 2014 InSPIRE Graduate School (5 days, via UTS Graduate School)

Timeline of my life

  • 2022----- Industrial Design Engineer at Nexport
  • 2020----- Daughter Maya born
  • 2019-2022 Lecturer at UNSW Design Next
  • 2018-2019 Research Fellow at University of Technology Sydney
  • 2018----- Got married
  • 2013-2019 Casual academic at University of Technology Sydney
  • 2013-2018 PhD candidate (joint degree) at University of Technology Sydney and Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
  • 2013----- Moved to Australia
  • 2011----- Exchange semester in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010-2012 MSc Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (NL). Graduated with high disctinction (cum laude)
  • 2006----- Exchange semester in Singapore
  • 2003-2010 BSc Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
  • 2002-2010 Activity guide at Indoor Fun Centre Breda
  • 1997-2003 Secondary school, VWO, Mencia de Mendoza Lyceum
  • 1989-1997 Primary school, De Werft
  • 1984----- Born in Breda, the Netherlands