We design purposeful experiences in a complex, digital environment
We tackle the complexity through our understanding of human behaviour, organisational processes and whole systems
We design


Understanding the real needs of our clients and their end-users lets us design successful digital products.

We design


Understanding the whole user journey and the needs of your staff allows us to improve the quality of your service with innovating ideas.

We design


We map complex systems, define its relations, identify leverage points, and design solutions to improve the system.


How would we optimize process analysis workflows?

Siemens streamlined the usability of SIPAT, its process analysis and control software.

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Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen

How would we tackle loneliness?

Namahn worked with care providers in Antwerp to help senior citizens organise themselves and develop their own solutions.

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The Joint Research Centre

How would we support EU policy making?

JRC Lab has developed a set of systemic tools for the European Union Policy Lab.

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News → 19 January 2017

Namahn managing partners win the prestigious Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement award

Namahn partners

Kristel Van Ael and Joannes Vandermeulen, the two managing partners at Namahn are the winners of the prestigious 2016 Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement award.

In their report, the jury especially commends their hard work in the field of educational tool development, open knowledge sharing and the tremendous commitment to social objectives as trendsetters.

The Henry van de Velde Awards are given once a year by Flanders DC for Design, an agency of the Flemish Government, to highlight the impact of design.

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We share our knowledge

Information Visualisation training
Information Visualisation training

One-day training on using information graphics to visualise data, processes, or concepts.

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Paradox cards
Paradox cards

When you are dealing with complex societal problems, Namahn’s paradox cards will help you discover paradoxes and generate ideas for solutions.

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Philippe Vandenbroeck
Philippe Vandenbroeck

Systems thinking for wicked problems.

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Some of the organisations that currently employ Namahn

Eurocontrol OM Partners PRISMA Vlaamse Overheid European Commission The Brussels Airport EVS STIB MIVB Proximus Sony HP Enterprise Eandis

We work with selected partners


Namahn is part of Hybrio Design, a loosely coupled, tightly coordinated group of five Belgian design & engineering agencies. The other agencies are KAN, Ixor, Fosfor and Voxdale.

Hybrio tackles complex, hybrid design problems and 21st century IoT challenges.


Namahn works closely with shiftN for projects involving systems thinking and for the development of its systemic design toolkit. ShiftN is a Leuven-based futures and systems thinking studio.


Namahn works closely with Symbio for projects involving the conceptual design of control rooms and cognitive ergonomics. Symbio is a Liège-based concepts and products design agency.