I’m Odette Jansen. I have an insatiable curiosity for understanding the intricacies of human behavior, unraveling the mysteries of user experiences, and crafting solutions that truly resonate. With a driving passion for making lives better through design.
Delving into the core of what drives individuals, I currently serve as the Lead UX Researcher at Nordhealth. In this role, I’m not only orchestrating workshops and shaping the UX Research department but also leading and conducting user research. Nurturing junior and mid-level researchers, setting up ResearchOps, and establishing best practices are integral aspects of my commitment to elevating user experiences.
Education and Expertise
Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Multimedia Design, specializing in game design, and a Master’s in Talent Development with a focus on neurodivergent educational design research, I’ve honed a deep understanding of design research and its power to shape meaningful products.
What I’m passionate about:
🎮 Games: My fascination with games dates back to childhood. The synergy of rich narratives and interactive landscapes captivates me. As a UX researcher, my joy lies in understanding user experiences, optimizing workflows, and transforming challenges into delightful moments. Collaborating with designers to enhance in-game experiences is where my creativity thrives.
🎓 Education: Education forms the bedrock of growth and societal contribution. With an unyielding belief in lifelong learning, I see UX as a catalyst for creating engaging, effective, and enjoyable educational experiences. My passion for nurturing skill development and knowledge acquisition fuels my pursuit of impactful solutions.
🏥 Healthcare: Matters of mental health, neurodiversity, and healthy aging hold deep personal significance. As a neurodivergent individual, I leverage my unique perspective to shape empathetic and inclusive user experiences. Diversity, inclusion, and mental well-being drive my dedication to optimizing user experiences.
When I’m not immersed in the world of UX research and design, you’ll find me enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Exploring the great outdoors and hiking with my dogs provides me with moments of clarity and space to formulate new research hypotheses. I’m also an avid gamer, and delving into video game design choices and mechanics fuels my creativity. And when I’m seeking a different kind of canvas, I turn to painting as a means of self-expression and relaxation.