Bachelor Computer Science and Engineering

Joris te Dorsthorst

"I am very interested in human-machine interaction. Although you may expect that software is designed for us, usually it’s the users who have to adapt to the programs. What I want to do is not just write code, but really get into the head of the person I’m designing for. 

The program is challenging and technical without being overly so. So far, I’m most proud of my work in the first-year project, where we completely redesigned the study guide. The interesting part was that we were our own audience, so we could test in-depth what we thought was the ‘natural’ way the software should work. I was constantly thinking of and implementing improvements. I was so motivated to keep improving the design, it didn’t feel like work at all."