About me

I work as a Senior Consultant Interaction Design at Philips Design where I am part of a great team of people doing design and internet consultancy. My heart beats for good design that makes people happy when they use the products that we design. I also like to research and write about design stuff, which you have probably seen by now....

Personal data

Name Martijn van Welie
Degree Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction
Date of birth 09/09/1973
Gender Male
Nationality Dutch
Address Amsteldijk 50-3, 1074HW, Amsterdam


2008-present Philips Design
Senior Consultant Interaction Design

2006-2008 Satama Netherlands
Design Director

2002-2004 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculty of Computer Science
Assistent Professor (parttime)

Teaching Web Design & Groupware Task Analysis, research on Design Patterns

2000-2006 Satama Netherlands
Senior Interaction Designer

Clients I have worked include: Vodafone Global, Vodafone NL, MTV Networks, Kurhaus, ABN-AMRO, Reed-Elsevier, Nokia, KPN, Ministry of Health, Achmea, BMW, Audi, Skoda, Proximus, Planet Internet, ING, UPC, ALD automotive.

1996-2000 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculty of Computer Science
Post-graduate Student (promovendus)


Highschool Grammar School at the Fioretticollege Lisse. Graduated in 1991 in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economy, Dutch, English, German and Latin.

Graduate 1991-1996, MsC in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, specialization Software Engineering. The final thesis titled 'Distributed Applications and the Web' was done under supervision of dr. A. Eliëns.

Post-graduate 1996-2000, Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
The topic of my Ph.D. was 'Task Based User Interface Design'. My promoters were Prof. Dr. J.C. van Vliet, dr. G.C. van der Veer and dr. A. Eliëns.

My research was focused on methods and tools for task-based user interface design. I am one of the co-developers of GTA and Dutch. In addition I have designed and implemented a tool called Euterpe.

Interests, skills & hobbies

Interests HCI, design methods, patterns, usability, interaction design

Memberships ACM SIGCHI, CHI-Netherlands

Programming Extensive programming experience in C++ and Java. Other languages include Prolog, XML/CSS/XSL, JavaScript. Experience in most common office applications and programming environments.

Lanuages Fluent in Dutch and English. Fair in German and Spanish.

Hobbies Making music, writing about design













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