As a consequence of a worldwide Perceptive Software restructuring, “The Church” (PSW Apeldoorn office) will be closed.
I feel the need of mourning with tears in my eyes and a knot in my throat.
For me it represented 2 fantastic years in many ways.
I was already thrilled by the fact of working at a software developing company with offices in a former church!
Apeldoorn became my home. A peaceful haven with only 15 minutes bike ride from home to work.
The ambience at the office was great. We worked very well together. With efficiency but also with friendship.
We where very excited to recreate the process products from scratch for the cloud. The first working set of modules 100% in the Everywhere platform.
I learned a lot from this job and from my colleagues. The day to day interaction and iterations of product and feature design with Product Owners, Project Managers, Developing teams, Tech Writers, Testers, etc. would multiply the quality of the deliverables and our professional and personal growth.
Last but not least, I had the most awesome UX team to work with. A world wide team of more than 13 pros in different areas like Interaction Design, User Interface Design, Front-end Developing, Graphic Design, Visual Communication, Usability, Accessibility, Information Architecture…
The spirit of the old company (Pallas Athena) remained ’till the end. Many where within the company for more than 20 years!
I will miss them all. Specially from R&D: