Specialises in: information architecture, strategy and training
Koen is the leading information architect at Namahn. With a background in languages, a master’s degree in Dutch and English, he joined Namahn in 2001 and he has been structuring information and making sense of messy content ever since. His work is mainly in web and intranet projects for governments (European Commission, Belgian and Flemish government) or other large organisations.
In the past couple of years, he has added systemic design to his repertoire and is one of the co-authors of the Systemic Design Toolkit. At the moment he is exploring possible connections and common grounds between the fields of information architecture and systemic design such as how skills and practices from IA (language, abstraction, structuring principles) can help you better apply the systemic design method and vice versa.
Koen is an experienced trainer, organising and leading the information architecture and interaction design training courses at Namahn, and he is one of the systemic design trainers. He is also a regular speaker at EuroIA (euroia.eu), his favourite conference, where he was also co-chair for the 2016 edition in Amsterdam.
Work aside, Koen loves cycling, travelling and music. He’ll go for regular rides in the nearby Brussels Forêt de Soignes, and loves singing old Flemish masters like Josquin, Ockeghem or Gombert from manuscript, or the great masterpieces of the baroque era by Monteverdi, Haendel and Bach. His favourite road trip was through the national parcs of the South-West in the US.