Leapfrog.nl is Kars Alfrink’s longtime home on the web.
Kars Alfrink (MA, Utrecht School of the Arts) is a designer, researcher and educator focused on the intersection of emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.
Currently, Kars is a doctoral candidate at the Delft University of Technology faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, researching how to increase the contestability of public sector automated decision-making systems through design, as part of the NWO-funded project ‘BRIdging Data in the built Environment (BRIDE)’.
Until recently, Kars was a co-founder and coordinator of Tech Solidarity NL, a grassroots community of tech workers in the Netherlands advancing the design and development of more just and egalitarian technology.
From 2009-2016 Kars was partner at Hubbub, a boutique playful design agency. Kars also initiated and co-curated the Dutch offshoot of This Happened, a series of events about the stories behind interaction design. He has worked as an educator and researcher at the Utrecht School of the Arts, and before that as an interaction designer at a couple of web agencies.
Kars holds a master of arts in interaction design from the Utrecht School of the Arts. He likes books, coffee, cooking, and drawing. He lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
This domain is also home to Leapfroglog, Kars’s old-school weblog.