Mike Alders has a background in Industrial Design Engineering and has over 25 years of experience with UX Design in both governmental and business environments. After 15 years at Design company Informaat, Mike switched to the City of Amsterdam in 2021.
In 2019 he created the UX concept design for an Identity Manager for Amsterdam. Later that year Mike was asked to become product owner to implement this UX concept in a new release of the IRMA app. IRMA released the new app in June 2020. IRMA is produced and run by SIDN in close cooperation with the Privacy by Design Foundation.
Today Mike is involved in creating applications with digital identity managers. Mike has a strong focus on accessibility.
In the 2020 online conference Mike presented the workshop UX Blueprint: Design the MyData Operator in cooperation with Koen Evers, Peter Eikelboom (Volksbank), Marlies Rikken, Liesbeth Hijink (Innovalor) and Marie-José Hoefmans (Schluss).