Nathalie Stembert

Curriculum Vitae

The story of a Human Centered Researcher, Designer & Teacher.


Hi, my name is Nathalie. I'm a Human Centered Researcher, Designer & Teacher from The Hague, The Netherlands. I believe in understanding the user & its context before anything else. Convey these insights in evocative stories, visualizations & presentations. Collaborate & share ideas with others. Make a prototype & test, make a new prototype & test again. Evaluate the results & end up with a solution that will be loved by its users.


Degree in woodworking

Hout en Meubileringscollege

September 2014 - July 2016
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Crafting furniture through hands on practical woodworking courses and theory. Products that were made: hammer, wooden tools, plant table, treasure chest, side table and lounge chair. Degree in furniture making, machining and woodworking theory.

Didactical Degree for Teaching & Coaching

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

January 2014 - July 2014
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Teach and coach HBO students, design courses and create tools for learning. This degree in didactics provided the means to teach different learning styles and levels, deal with short attention spans of students, to formatively and summatively evaluate their work and to design education in an innovative and applied manner.

Master of Science (MSc) - Design for Interaction

Technical University Delft

March 2011 - September 2011
Delft, Netherlands

Product understanding, use and experience, Behavioral sciences, Usability and observational research, Iterative design processes, Context mapping, Telematics and Services design, Business marketing, Tactility, Computer sketching (Corel Painter 11), Computer visualization (Maya 2009), Product communication and presentation (CS5), Design for Children's Play and Learning, Spanish language course level A 1 and 2.

Art Academy, Photography, Animation, Spanish

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

January 2010 - July 2010
Valencia, Spain

Printmaking by Etching in metal (Faculty of Bellas Artes), Animation (Faculty of Bellas Artes), Photography (Faculty of ETSID), Spanish language course – Level B1 (Language Center).

Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Industrial Design Engineering

Technical University Delft

September 2005 - July 2008
Delft, Netherlands

Process driven product design, Mechanical engineering, Mathematical analysis, Form study, Vision in Product design (VIP), Fuzzy front end, Marketing, Statistics (SPSS), Sustainability, CAD-modeling (Solidworks), Technical drawing.


User Interface Designer

Citizen Foundation

June 2014 - Present
Reykjavik, Iceland

Designing interfaces and interactions for a new participation platform in Reykjavik, Iceland, that is based on artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

Teacher Creative Media & Game Technologies

University of Applied Science Rotterdam

September 2013 - Present
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Teaching Human Centered Software Engineering, Information Analysis and Interaction Design, User Interface Design, User Interface Evaluation, Ubiquitous Computing, Search Engine Optimization and Accessibility to Media Technology students and guiding Creative Media and Game Technologies students within various design and development projects.

Human Centered Researcher & Designer

University of Applied Science Rotterdam

Oktober 2012 - Oktober 2014
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Various projects - In the ‘CyberDEW’ Security project there was investigated if crowdsourcing can function as an early warning system to detect viruses, the research resulted in a working prototype. Within the Applab010 project, a project proposal for a digital and physical Applab010 (a creative cross-over studio within the university) was realized and new budget was granted. The Rotterdam Open Data initiative resulted in a various data that was released for public sector reuse and a publication on data usage and data generation by authority and citizens.

Head Research & Design

Stembert Design

October 2011 - Present
The Hague, Netherlands

Currently facilitating co-creation workshops in Spain and Serbia for ‘Sociotal’ an EU FP7 project, concerning the creation of meaningful Internet of Things experiences for smart cities. Previously facilitated these workshops in Tunisia during the Level Up Conference and in The Netherlands during the Internet of Things week Rotterdam. More information can be found on:

Participation and Co-creation in the Public Domain - MSc Thesis

Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek

March 2011 - September 2011
The Hague, Netherlands

Master thesis - “Participation and Co-creation in the Public Domain”. The objective of this thesis was to design a means to facilitate co-creation between authority and citizens in the public domain. The result was an interface providing three participation processes: co-creation, addressing and organizing. Processes that help citizens to participate in their neighborhood, resulting in a more efficient interaction between other citizens and authority.


  • Human centered design
  • contextual- , statistical- , observational research
  • focus group sessions
  • brainstorming
  • 2D/3D visualization
  • Rapid Protoyping
  • usability testing