Kris van der Ven

Interaction Designer & Front End Developer

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DXF Café 18

For the 18th edition of Design by Fire Café Paul van Houten came over to tell about 'Exhibition design & interaction'. It was one of those talks, which give me the feeling I need to build stuff, physical stuff.

How to tell a good story?

bq. Tell me a story and I’ll forget Show me a story and I’ll remember Involve me in a story and I’ll understand

For Paul van Houten (Tinker Imagineers designing an exhibition is to tell a story. An interactive story with a combination of analog and digital components, an interactive story you can;

  • imagine;
  • tell to others;
  • play a part in;
  • experience for yourself;
  • share with others; and
  • create yourself.


To clarify his work, Paul van Houten used some of his projects he worked on for Tinker Imagineers.

Reset the Future

Reset the Future (dutch) is a temporary exhibition in the University museum Utrecht, it's goal is to learn visitors about durability. It's an analog/ digital setup where you take your own building blocks to create your future. Do you like your own future?

Professor Plons

Professor Plons (dutch) is a permanent exhibition in the Maritime Museum Rotterdam. The goals are to learn kids about the harbors of Rotterdam in a fun and interactive way. It's a setup full with learning opportunities and teamwork, but always fun and easy to use.

Everyone is Telling stories

I believe that, telling stories is something we all do, it's something human. Some stories are obvious and some are hidden.

When a user visits a website a story is told, when a user uses an iPad app a story is told. It's up to Interaction Designers to make sure the story is interesting enough for the user to stay and listen, to play a part in it and experience what you want to tell.

listening to an interesting story

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