Milena Spaan

Digital designer | teacher

Sept - Dec 2019

Fashion & Programming

For a half year I was giving an after school series of workshops every Friday afternoon at 'Basisschool de Bron' in Amsterdam about 'Fashion & Programming' supported by DOCK Amsterdam. The kids we're working with Micro:bits and - for example - t-shirts to create their own wearables. I was looking if this combination made programming more attractive for girls.

Fashion Programmeren cursus Amsterdam

Dec 2019

Workshop 'Slimme Beanie'

For 'De Nieuwe Makers' I was together with Judith Hoekstra and Alfred Houdijk giving a workshop 'Make a beanie with electronics' as a christmas holiday activity for kids.

July 2019

DigiVita Summercamp for coding girls

For VHTO I was giving a workshop 'Make a one-pager website' in HTML and CSS for girls from 10 until 15 at the Digivita Summercamp in order to let girls think about programming as an option for their career. It took place at Startup Village in Science Park Amsterdam.

DigiVita Zomerkamp Amsterdam

July 2019

Sneaker Challenge Summercamp

The Sneaker Challenge Summercamp at the Marineterrein Amsterdam was a week for childeren from 12 until 17 years to interest them more in technology combined with design. I was giving a workshop 'Wearable Tech' with Flora RGB Smart NeoPixels to created fashionable sneakers.

Sneaker Challenge Amsterdam

April 2019

Curiosity for tech and science by childeren

My master research is about 'Activating curiosity by childeren (8-11 years) in the field of technology and science', therefore I'm researching and for this research I interviewed and talked with a lot of people last half year. Now I'm making my first prototype for an interactive workshop together with kids for summer 2019.

Sensor

July 2018

Crossover Creativity

Starting in September with the master 'Crossover Creativity' from the HKU to solve some wicked problems.

HKU

July 2018

Playing the city

My MBO students @Mediacollege Amsterdam are making an app with game elements to play as a visitor in the city Den Haque or Berlin. The project is made by a colleague and me for the 'Keuzedeel Interaction Design'.

March 2018

Work in process for Monument Magazine

Monument Magazine

January 2018

Making a custum made Wordpress theme especially for Buitendag.nl

Buitendag

November 2017

Teaching Micro:bit to primary school children as a volunteer for Future.nl

Micro:Bit

Oktober 2017

Pledg - Identity and webdesign

Pledg is a startup in France who wants to introduce a payment system for buying tickets as a group. If you want to buy tickets for your friends at once; with this system, you don't have to pay all the tickets yourself but your friends get the payment directly. I made together with Piaton et Associes in Paris a proposal for the identity and the online media.

Juni 2017

TBWBAY

TBWBAY is sort for 'This Babydoll Will Be A Junkie' and it is an art project from artist Ulrike Möntmann.

May 2017

Helping out Healthy Entrepreneurs with setting up a Wordpress environment

Healthy Entrepreneurs

Februari 2017

Field Expert and Assessor for the HU

The University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Hogeschool Utrecht) have asked me in 2017 to be a Field Expert and Assessor for the Certification of VMBO teachers in the Netherlands. VMBO is a pre-vocational secondary education in Netherlands.

The VMBO system is changed from August 2016. The teachers are now working in the field of Media, design and IT (MVI) and that is a new profile since 2016 when the two old profiles (MV and ICT) where combined into one.

April 2016

3 new projects

Currently working for three projects with long and interesting names: 'Give A Damn', 'This Babydoll Will Be A Junkie' and 'I Can Change The World With My Two Hands'...

April 2016

4 months with PingPong & Dawn; making new rules for the Eneco identity

Eneco huisstijl /identity