Alain Otjens

  • Software developer and designer
    Alain Otjens

    Alain Otjens is a front-end developer and designer with Waag. In the projects he works on, he wants to contribute to technology that is better attuned to democratic values, and fosters positive societal change. His work mainly involves interaction design, graphic design and front-end development on websites, data visualisations and interactive toolboxes.

    Alain studied Sociology and New Media at the University of Amsterdam. Here, he developed his interest in the ways technology is perceived, discussed and imagined, and how this influences the choices that are eventually embedded in technology. Before working at Waag, Alain was a freelance developer and designer for various clients, mainly in the cultural sector.