In non-verbal communication there are two big aspects that we constantly use: Our body language and the way we dress. Dress is the most personal form of design and by its values and natural position also the most intimate. Only when cloths are being worn on the body they communicate to their fullest extent. It is essential that your body language is coherent with your visual and verbal message. Knowing this, why would we design on static postures, If we design for a human being for who it is essential to communicate by movement? It is fundamental to start from a human centric perspective, by integrating the knowledge on non-verbal behavior in the design process. The collaboration of different fields within interdisciplinary projects are the future. It is in these intersections that innovation takes place. Imagine the possibilities if your clothing could adapt to the situations you encounter during the day. New technologies and material development can make this happen. there’s a whole realm within intersections, waiting to be explored. Viewing design from a dynamic and human centric perspective will enhance human communication in the future. Start designing with the body, instead of only on the body!
“I worked very closely with Malou for almost a year as her coach and mentor. From the very first meeting, she struck out confidently and moved towards her goals with grace and elegance. She is flexible, inquisitive and responds very well to feedback and to input. In multiple instances, I saw how she dealt strongly with adversity and challenges and managed to keep her poise. In front of 750 audience members, I saw her combine her skills and stage presence as a speaker, dancer and designer to weave a spell over her audience. She shone on stage as she does in life. I have every confidence in her and would always recommend her or hire her as part of my team.”
“Malou Beemer and I met professionally at a TEDxVenlo pitch evening in the spring of 2018. That year, Malou was one of dozens of people who pitched an idea to give a TED talk at the large TEDxVenlo event in November 2018. Ultimately, Malou became one of the “chosen few”, entered the highly structured TEDxVenlo speaker coaching program, and went on to give her TED talk in front of an audience of 700 people. This achievement provides insight into Malou’s talent, courage and drive. Her talk was fascinating and well-crafted, given with presentation power and poise. It demonstrates her knowledge of her craft as well as her ability to present complex information in a compelling and persuasive manner. Malou brings these proven skills to potential employers or business partners. I’m sure she can make valuable contributions to any team and will be successful in any path she chooses.”