Hans Cronau - Programming & Design

About Hans

Hi, my name is Hans. I develop technology for humans. Feel free to contact me through your medium of choice. Keep reading if you'd like to learn about my drives and skills.

Passion for the Future

I have a strong passion for the future. On a personal level this manifests in an eagerness to learn and to grow. On a bigger and long term scale it means I am comitted to contribute to a sustanable future for humanity and the planet we inhabit. I find it inspiring to work with people who share this passion. Don't hasitate to contact me if you create durable solutions to environmental challenges or if you want to contribute to the way people and companies interact with each other and their surroundings. I'd love to know what you do.

Picture of Hans at the Abiskojåkka, Sweden

Design and User Experience

Many of the projects displayed on my Projects page are related to game development. I have worked in game development because I like how games combine high-end technology with the human experience of a player. I enjoy abstract thinking and overcoming technical challenges, but in the end it all comes down to the experience you're building for a human being. Experience is a powerful thing, especially if it enables people to learn and understand, to step into each other's shoes, to heal, or to gain new perspectives on themselves and the world.

Next to games, I am experienced in web development. Here the role of design is primarily to enable people, without getting in their way. It requires a more humble approach and the understanding that you've done your job best when no user is forced to consider that a job was done at all. Guiding people without them realising comes with a responsibility. I take this responsibility very seriously and aim to create software that enables people to create value by being their human selves.

Skills

Working Skills

My working experience revolves around web and game development. I have worked primarily in agile teams and on a freelance basis. I enjoy working in close relation with customers and have done so in my own company as well as in earlier out-sourcing projects and customer support. Again the creation of an experience is important, which for customers requires being representative, reliable, and understanding of their domain and wishes. As programmer I am experienced in web development (HTML, (S)CSS, JavaScript, PHP), game development (Unity, C#, HLSL), and other languages including C++, CUDA, and Python. A more detailed view of my working experience and skills can be found in my CV.

Currently I work with the great people of Wispfire and String Theory.

Academic Skills

At the Utrecht University I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. I graduated with a project on AI in applied gaming. Academic schooling helped me develop strong analytical skills and autonomy in learning and problem solving. It provided a solid basis for many programming languages, models, and paradigms.

Wishing to learn more about design and user experience, I specialised in Game Technology at the UU and did a minor in Game Design by taking courses at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Currently I am enrolled in a Master's programme on Game Technology at the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.

Contact

I am always interested to hear and learn from passionate, talented people. Feel free to get in touch for questions or if my skills and connections can be of use to you. You can reach me through the media listed at the top of this page.

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