1. DEN HAAG 2019    for Prodemos
Stem Voor Tegen
A concept for an alternative voting system 
Graduation Project
2. EINDHOVEN 2019   
I want One
Exploring the feelings that you get when holding a baby

3. MADRID 2018
Old man’s pace
How can we get emotionally attached to the feeling of being old?

4. MADRID 2017

Methodology for capturing human behaviour


Oh so Solo
Embracing womanhood

6. ATHENS 2016

Graffiti wreath
Fascinated by Athens

7. ATHENS 2016

Graphic DNA
A proposal for a new CV template to strive for equal employment opportunities


Graphic DNA

In Western Europe rules a knowledgebased economy. It’s mainly our brain (not our hands) that makes us earn money. A CV is an example that we measure people by their professional accomplishments. Of course we can be proud of that, but unfortunately a “good, knowledge-based CV” is not possible for everybody. Which means that those who don’t have a knowledgebased CV, automatically struggle with access to an appreciated place in society.

I did research in the neighbourhood of Metaxourgeio to understand the economical position of an individual in Athens, Greece. Even though the crisis limited people’s choices & chances in life in various ways, I met “happy fighters” and “strong celebrators”.

The people I met in Metaxourgio, Athens are subordinated, compared to western-europe standards, but they seem to have gained valuable life lessons instead. I would love to include life knowledge validation to a career-based sociality.

Therefore I propose a new CV template.
Next to professional accomplishments, this CV also shows personal landmarks that made an impact on a person’s live.

Another difference is that it includes challenges or even suffocations. That’s why, among other things, the landmarks are being explained. The person can reflect on the experience and tell what he/she learned from the situation.

All the landmarks together form your graphic DNA.

I made a chart, which I call ‘Graphic DNA’ to visualise a person’s economic welfare. The ‘Graphic DNA’ distinguishes external influences from the personal and professional experiences. Each experience (except external influences) is measured by the extent to which the person was able to fulfil their needs (indicated by reason of the decision: desire, functionality etc.).

How can we analyse these examples: A short bar explains that the person did make the choice more out of necessity, a long bar explains the person did make the choice out of full desire (and had a lot opportunities).

© Maud van der Linden 2021