About Yakari

Yakari Van Dessel has been doing strategy, research and design in user experience for over 2 years. Yakari has been awarded with UX Design Institute’s Professional UX Diploma in 2021, and with Nielsen Norman Group’s UX Research Certificate in 2022.

He worked at iO on projects for the federal government, European Commission, Audi and other projects. In 2022, Yakari left iO to sign up for a new challenge. Currently Yakari is now working as a UX Designer at Pàu, and as a UX contractor at Proximis.

In his spare time you can find him with his family, reading a UX related book, playing WoW and CSGO on his game PC, or playing the guitar. If he is not at home, you can find him at the boxing gym

My approach & Expertise

During discovery he tries to better understand the user needs. It’s important making a new product or feature that solves a real user problem. Through discovery, he can figure out if it makes sense to do the project at all.

If he discovered a real user need during discovery, he can address the problem and defined scope by conducting exploratory research methods and iterations.

Testing by validating design solutions during and after implementation are important. Test and listen methods are ways to continuously listen to real end users and improve their experiences.