René Politiek UX Researcher & Designer

I design digital products for people.

About me

UX Research

I start with research to understand the needs and painpoints of the user and the business.


Observation of a lesson during a field study for secondary education

User journey map

User journey mapping for student homework planning & learning

  • User interviews
  • Field studies
  • Surveys
  • Personas
  • Journey mapping
  • Affinity diagramming

Design Workshops

I facilitate multidisciplinary creative workshops for alignment and better ideation.

Design Sprint

Remote ideation session for student study guides using Miro

Design Sprint

Design sprint for a challenge concerning school learning materials

  • Ideation Session
  • Brainstorming
  • Design Sprint
  • Miro
  • Sticky notes

Sketching & Wireframing

I start sketching and creating flows in low-fidelity wireframes for quick validation and easy adaption.


Doodle sketches for a lesson dashboard for teachers


Wireflow of grade registration in the Magister app for teachers.

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Balsamiq
  • Miro

Prototyping & Experiments

I build prototypes and experiments for testing and validation with real people.


Medium-fidelity prototype of a homework planning application for students


Remote usability test of the homework planning prototype with students

  • Paper
  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • Usability testing
  • A/B testing

UX Design

I create user interfaces and interaction designs for responsive web and app.


User interface of the Magister app for teachers for secondary education


Alert component with UX and accessibility guidelines in our company Design System

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • Abstract
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML5 & CSS3

User Analytics & Feedback

I measure outcomes using qualitative and quantitative UX metrics.


User analytics dashboard with user behavioural UX metrics


User feedback dashboard with satisfaction (happiness) rate and qualitative feedback

  • Google Analytics
  • Piwik Pro
  • User feedback
  • Conversion optimization
  • A/B testing

Hi! I'm René Politiek

I have 15+ years experience in design and user experience working in banking & insurance and in educational software development. Feel free to get in touch.

When I’m not designing I'm on the badminton court, riding my bike, running, reading, playing retro Sega video games or having a good time with my family and friends.