I am a PhD candidate at TU Eindhoven researching the potential of sound and soundscapes in design of technology and services for people living with dementia. With a background in architectural engineering, I am interested in designing ambient technologies and interactive spaces, that have a meaningful impact on vulnerable user groups.
PUBLICATIONS
Maarten Houben, Rens Brankaert, Saskia Bakker, Gail Kenning, Inge Bongers and Berry Eggen. 2019. Foregrounding Everyday Sounds in Dementia. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the DIS 2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM Press. (Best Paper Award)
Jorgos Coenen, Maarten Houben and Andrew Vande Moere. 2019. Citizen Dialogue Kit: Public Polling and Data Visualization Displays for Bottom-Up Citizen Participation. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the DIS 2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM Press.
Maarten Houben, Benjamin Denef, Matthias Mattelaer, Sandy Claes, and Andrew Vande Moere. 2017. The Meaningful Integration of Interactive Media in Architecture. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 187-191. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079143 
PROJECTS
Everyday Sounds of Dementia (2018 - current) partners: Eindhoven University of Technology - Tilburg University - Slimmer Leven 2020 - Archipel
Citizen Dialogue Kit: A toolkit designed for smart cities, citizen science and open data (2017-2018) partners: OrganiCity - Research[x]Design - KU Leuven
MUURmelaar: an Interactive Facade with Architectural Value (2016-2018) partners: Research[x]Design - KU Leuven - DMOA Architecten
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Best Paper Award DIS'19 (top 1%) ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2019, San Diego, California.
Winner 2018 Media Architecture Award in category 'Animated Architecture', Media Architecture Biennale 2018, Beijing, China.
Nominated for Belgian Building Awards 2018 in category 'Art Integration', Batibouw.
Winner BESIX Master Thesis Award 2017 of the Faculty of Engineering Science at KU Leuven.
NEWS / PRESS
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