Bas is Head of Learning Experience Design in Nesta’s Innovation Skills team. His role is to ensure that Nesta’s learning experiences – whether online or face-to-face – are high quality, impactful, and engaging. He has worked in this capacity for UNDP, UN Women, USAID, MAMPU, OECD, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (Dubai) and Laboratorio de Gobierno (Chile), to name a few.
Before joining Nesta, Bas spent over a decade as a lecturer, programme leader and researcher for the Multimedia Design course at Rotterdam University. He played a key role in the curriculum development and also co-authored the course’s national qualification profile. Bas taught subjects including design research, design theory, service design, interaction design and visual design. His research focused on design pedagogy and human-centred design methods and tools.
Prior to working at Rotterdam University, Bas lectured in interaction design at Avans University (Breda, NL), co-founded a design agency and worked as a freelance interaction designer. Bas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and a MSc in Design for Interaction from Delft University of Technology, where his research focused on tools for developing shared understanding in networked innovation.