We are very happy to announce that we are one of the finalists of the HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge finalists of 2018.
Our team: Chris Maxwell, Sander Oude Veldhuis and our founder Lieke Beelen applied for the challenge with the tool that they are developing to create automated visual legal documents.
We are currently in developing phase, doing prototyping and testing to create a flexible and user friendly tool to build employment relationships in a transparent way that contributes to sustainable employability. We're working from the philosophy that if you use understandable and engaging (visual ;)) legal documents that are setup from an enjoyable experience, we contribute to access to justice for citizens, employees, employers, government, lawyers and from a systems perspective. Starting from creating empathy for the (end-)user and connect and develop the technology necessary to reach more efficiency in the process to reach positive (and more equal) employment relationships that lead to quality of life and productivity.
Call for employers/ launching customers
One of our partners is Johan who setup a platform for employers who offer sustainable employability tools and programs to their employees. Employees remain owner of their personal data, keepng personal data safe and secure. The platform is designed from a privacy by design and privacy by default principle.
Meet our team
Lieke Beelen, founder Visual Contracts
Lieke has a background in Industrial Design Engineering in Delft (MSc in Design for Interaction). Since 2015 she has been working in the legal innovation field, starting off with a project to make the privacy statement of Facebook more accessible and understandable, using a design thinking approach (Go to prototype). In this project she has been working 1-on-1 with a lawyer for a year. After the project finished she has implemented her insights in setting up her legal design thinking business, first under the name Juridux and in June 2017 she launched visualcontracts.eu where she further researched and improved the approach of legal design thinking. She built her network in the legal innovation field, mainly across The Netherlands, Europe and Latin America. She likes latin (jazz) music: making (flute and cajon), listening and dancing (salsa, bachata, merengue, kizomba), among other nerdy creative and tech stuff.
Chris Maxwell, CTO
Chris has a bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Physics (separate degrees). He has experience in running national projects with government and corporate sponsorship which include Jaguar Land Rover's corporate social responsibility. To fund his university studies he started a student cafe which employed 15 people part time and ran successfully for 4 years until completion of his 1st degree. He spent 5 years working for Project Bloodhound where he started a project to teach schools science and mathematics workshops before moving to Cisco Amsterdam. He is currently a Systems Engineer based in Amsterdam focusing on cybersecurity. And he enjoys hiking and swimming :)
Sander Oude Veldhuis, COO
Sander has, just as Lieke, a background in Industrial Design Engineering, (MSc in Design for Interaction). He has been involved in online & offline interaction- and serious game design since 2014. At Yubu he helped start an online platform for high school students to help further their career choices. At Frisse Blikken he made several large-scale serious games for serious clients (Rabobank, Alliander, Action). Now he is working as an independent game designer and has a lot of experience with large-scale projects, usertesting and project- and contract management. Sander really loves drawing, board games, motorcycles and cooking.