Bernard is a user centred designer focusing on user research, and interaction design.

He works on open source software and digital public services where privacy, security, identity, accessibility, and inclusion are important. He’s lead international user research, and designed services for vulnerable user groups. He’s contributed to numerous open source software projects, most recently GNU Radio and various Nextcloud apps. Bernard is a founder of Open Source Design collective (, an organisation that advocates for UX design in open source software. His MSc. in Human Centred Design dissertation was on user mental models of the Off-The-Record encryption protocol. Before he came to the “Light Side” of technology, he was an engineer and systems administrator for 15+ years.