Dirk Aarts

Dirk Aarts

UI/UX Manager

About me

As one of the co-founders and CXO of Aristotle Technologies I am responsible for the user’s experiences with our products, and our team’s experience working at Aristotle Technologies. This is why I am in charge of the UI&UX department.

I knew I wanted to do more than just find an interesting job and do that for the rest of my career. I knew I wanted to work on something I believe in, at a place I believe in. From the start I found this in Aristotle Technologies. The social and societal goals we have set as a company motivate me greatly to give it my all building our products into the best possible product we can and build the company the best way we can. Together with the greatly diverse team present at Aristotle Technologies, I am confident that we can.

With user experience and user interface engineering I am able to combine my engineering skills with my fascination for cognition and human behaviour. A discipline that has revolutionized industries and is becoming more and more important in every industry. I believe that a good product is a product that is easy to use for all users, so I have set my goals on building user friendliness into our products.

I feel myself lucky to have been a part of Aristotle Technology’s evolution from being a university project to a company and to have found a group of people who share the same vision. It is amazing to see the rate at which we are growing and to hear all the positive feedback we get from users and experts in the field.

You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around. – Steve Jobs


Marcello Sala

  • Business Innovation Manager & Content Manager
  • Current Study: MSc Innovation Management – TU/e

During recent years, I became more aware that a vast majority of technological advancements are not put to their full use in the current society. Some reasons for this are the fear of change that a lot of people experience, the lack of knowledge and awareness of the newest applications and because the existing infrastructure cannot keep up with the speed of technological innovation. Therefore, my goal is to inform people about the newest possibilities of the technology of this time and the added value these advancements can have to their daily life by making seemingly complicated technologies easy to use and understand for everyone. This is also why I decided to join Aristotle. I believe that there is still a lot of ground to cover in cognitive training and that we as Aristotle can make a difference.

Dirk Aarts

  • UX/UI Manager & Assistant Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Human-Technology Interaction – TU/e

I have a background in Automotive Engineering at Fontys and after completing the pre-master at the start of last year, I started the master. Due to the current global pandemic, the international semester had been cancelled. As an alternative, I knew I wanted to do something pro-active and work on a practical project instead of following more theoretical courses, and the TU/e Innovation Space project could offer just that. At Aristotle I can apply and broaden my knowledge of cognition, combined with a diverse multidisciplinary team there is a lot for me to learn! Together with Aristotle, I believe we can explore and create effective cognitive training tools and lift athletes to the next level both personally and professionally.

Antonios Mantzaris

  • Data Scientist & Software Developer
  • Current Study: MSc Data Science – EIT Digital Master School

I have the luck to study in two of the top universities in Europe, TU/e in Eindhoven and KTH in Stockholm and also get a minor in Entrepreneurship besides the Data Science track. I would describe myself as analytical, organizing and pragmatic. I joined Aristotle to get out of my comfort zone, develop my personal skills in social and technical aspects but also implement my knowledge attained from my studies so far in a real-life problem, in realistic conditions. I believe we can really make an impact with innovative ideas and tools but also highlight the advantages of cognitive training in football or in general.