I am a PhD candidate at TU Eindhoven researching the potential of everyday 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. In Proceedings of the DIS 2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 71-83.  Access online. This paper received a 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. In Companion Publication of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019 Companion (DIS '19 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 9-12. Access online.
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. Access online.
Ward de Groot, Maarten Houben, and Bart Hengeveld. (2019) Exploring How an Interactive Placemat Can Influence Eating Activities for People with Dementia. In: Brankaert R., IJsselsteijn W. (eds) Dementia Lab 2019. Making Design Work: Engaging with Dementia in Context. D-Lab 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1117. Springer, Cham
Daniel van Pel, Maarten Houben, and Berry Eggen. (2019) SoundscapePillow; a Design for Creating Personalised Auditory Experiences for People with Dementia. In: Brankaert R., IJsselsteijn W. (eds) Dementia Lab 2019. Making Design Work: Engaging with Dementia in Context. D-Lab 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1117. Springer, Cham
PROJECTS
Everyday Sounds of Dementia: A ZonMW Create Health Project (2018 - current) partners: Eindhoven University of Technology - Tilburg University - Slimmer Leven 2020 - Archipel. Project website.
Citizen Dialogue Kit: A toolkit designed for smart cities, citizen science and open data (2017-2018) partners: OrganiCity - Research[x]Design - KU Leuven. Project website
MUURmelaar: an Interactive Facade with Architectural Value (2016-2018) partners: Research[x]Design - KU Leuven - DMOA Architecten. Project website
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Winner of Best Paper Award (top 1%) at the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 2019, San Diego, California. Link.
Winner of Media Architecture Award in category 'Animated Architecture', Media Architecture Biennale 2018, Beijing, China. Link.
Nominated for Belgian Building Awards 2018 in category 'Art Integration', Batibouw 2018, Brussels, Belgium. Link.
Winner of the BESIX Master Thesis Award 2017 of the Faculty of Engineering Science at KU Leuven. Link
NEWS / PRESS
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