Bot.je – simple, smart bots that empower the disadvantaged

I believe that simple, well-designed chatbots can significantly improve the quality of life for disadvantaged individuals and groups.

In my current design research I explore new value propositions for Chat and Voice interfaces.

To test my ideas, I design and build experimental bots in my design practice, and in my educational practice at AUAS. With the things I learn, I create products and ventures that empower the disadvantaged.

Projects

  • Chatbot Ongewenst Gedrag – AI Assistant to identify and report bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, aggression and violence in the workplace.
  • AI Assistant tool Jeugdbescherming – automated digital reflection for Child Protection Officers.
  • Contractor Communicator – chat applications for use in industrial factories;
  • Edubadges Toolboxing – smart badges and certificates for hazardous enviroments
  • VOCAB – POC Voice Vocabulary for Amsterdam schoolchildren.
  • POC Overhoorbot.nl – educational material for blind children
  • Toolshed – voice applications for use on building sites
  • SMS Last Minute Risk Analysis

About me

yuri [at] bot.je • My profile on LinkedIn

I’m an independent creative and I usually work as a Digital Product Designer.

I’m frequently hired as a hands-on consultant for Reseach & Development, Product Strategy and Design Thinking. I usually work in a senior-level position in UX, IA, UI or VD.

I have a BA in Publishing and an MA in Design. I built my first website in 1994 and spent my entire career as a creative in the internet industry. I have over twenty-five years of solid experience in the design and production of interactive products for leading Dutch brands.

 In the past, I co- founded the ridesharing app Toogethr and the cloud-based service andSafety.

Next to my design business, I teach design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.