Finding Our Way

In the latest episode of Finding Our Way Peter Merholz and Jesse James Garrett are discussing how the design industry has changed and how the balance between agencies, consultancies and in-house teams has evolved and come back full circle,… or not.

Interesting discussion.

Listen to the entire episode on Overcast

https://overcast.fm/+lRDIZ6wJo

September 15, 2021

Developing leadership qualities for designers

I talked a few times with Tim Rijkers, a student that just graduated at the Technical University in Delft on Industrial Design Engineering. Tim wrote his master thesis on design leadership.

He has some interesting findings, pointing out the balance between the WHY and WHAT. A space designers have to navigate constantly.

You can read and download his research on the website of TU Delft

September 12, 2021

Hello, World!

New beginnings

This website has been there for probably 18 years by now. It could have been old enough to vote in the Netherlands 😀

It started with hypernarrative.com, a blog to share links on the web, ideas, work and experiments.

It hosted my graduation project and a video and a photography website. Projects started and ended.

Eventually I moved it all to wilbertbaan.nl, where it became more a mix of longer posts and portfolio work.

Most of the years it has been running on Wordpress 🙏 which has been amazing.

After recently running different updates and database migrations to keep the old blog working and readable, I decided to remove it and start over.

Today

Personal websites are different today. You don’t need it for link sharing, you don’t need it for sharing thoughts.

I still love the idea of a self controlled environment, where you collect the things you make or write without any dependencies.

After yeas of Wordpress I am now using Blot a simple Markdown based page builder. I love other simple tools like Bear.app and iA Writer.

Blot is something similar for web. No database, just a collection of pages. Simple and fast. No comments, no analytics, no plugins.

It will be mostly focussed on writing and sharing photography from time to time.

Let’s see what it brings!

July 5, 2021