Head of Learning Experience Design

Bas Leurs


Innovation Skills

Join Date

September 2014

What I do

Bas is Head of Learning Experience Design in the Innovation Skills team. His role is to ensure that Nesta’s learning experiences – whether online or face-to-face – are high quality, impactful, and fun!


Before joining Nesta, Bas spent over a decade as a lecturer, programme leader and researcher for the Multimedia Design course at Rotterdam University. He played a key role in the curriculum development, and also co-authored the course’s national qualification profile.

Areas Bas has taught on include: design research, design theory, service design, interaction design and visual design. His research focused on design education and human-centred design methods and tools. 

Prior to his work at Rotterdam University, Bas lectured in interaction design at Avans University (Breda, NL), co-founded a design agency and worked as a freelance interaction designer.

Bas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and an MSc in Design for Interaction from Delft University of Technology, where his research focused on tools for developing shared understanding in networked innovation.