I design interactive experiences

They are transmedia, pervasive, immersive, theatrical, online, low-tech, entertainment and/or socially engaged.

I call myself a social experience designer. I design interaction between people. By thinking in systems, game principles and many blocks with arrows between them. Flowcharts. In my projects I use internet, actors, phones, stickers, signs, Photoshop and other things.

To turn the world more social, happier and playful. I believe in the non-hierarchical network society. In approaching strangers as old friends and the power of a hug over formalities and distancing politeness. Connected people care more.

If you are in the same field as I am, here are a few keywords to describe the projects I love doing: Transmedia storytelling, pervasive design, (Alternate) Reality Games, interactive theatre and urban games.

For me these things are important in a project

  • Social

    Strangers are indifferent, acquaintances acknowledge, connected people care and deeply emphatic people love. There are a lot of people to get to know.

  • Interaction

    Interaction with the project and where possible with each other. In today’s society you can always start a dialogue and get involved. Life isn’t something you passively consume, just some forms of media are. Active participants are the key to action.

  • Real life

    I like escapism, but I love some ideals behind gamification even more. I think real life should not be escaped from, it should be made better. By adding badges and facebook medals game principles, playfulness and imagination.

  • Experience

    I want people to experience great adventures. They should feel immersed as the hero in their own movie, feeling like they got their own Truman Show, or The Game. In a good way.
    What kind of tools are used, which platforms, which media , are not important. The effect is.

Feel free to contact me for commissions, collaborations or just a chat

  • Phone: (+31) 630924386
  • E-mail: joel [a] joelvegt.com
  • Or contact me on socia media, the links are at the top and bottom of the page.