The right medium for the right task

Sander van Splunter has been investigating how complex software can adapt by itself. One of the issues he focussed on was whether a local small change has an effect on the whole system. His research has been applied to crisis management and is currently used in research for the energy market.

Having worked for many years behind the computer, van Splunter notices that he is still trying to make a balance between his digital working environment and other ways of communication. Most adaptation to the digital world happens through your own working environment, which makes it even more important to design this well: not too intrusive and efficient in using the right medium for the right task. Sometimes paper and pen are more handy, or a conversation, to structure thinking. Nevertheless, for van Splunter the first impulse is often to turn to the screen.