I am a PhD candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology at the department of Industrial Design, and researcher at TRANZO Scientific Center for Care and Wellbeing, Tilburg University. 

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. In my PhD research, I am exploring the potential of everyday sounds and soundscapes in design of technology and services for people living with dementia.

Feel free to contact me or follow my research output via LinkedInGoogle Scholar or ResearchGate.
Work Experience & education
PhD Candidate (Apr. 2018 - Current)
Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
Researcher (Apr. 2018 - Current)
TRANZO Scientific Center for Care and Wellbeing, Tilburg University
Research Assistant (Aug. 2017 - Apr. 2018) 
Research[x]Design, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven
Research Internship (Aug. - Sep. 2016)
Research[x]Design, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven
Master of Science in Engineering: Architecture (2015 - 2017)
KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Science
Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Architecture (2012 - 2015)
KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Science
Best Paper Award CHI'20 (top 1%) | LINK
at ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Best Paper Award DIS'19 (top 1%) | LINK
at ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 2019, San Diego, California.
Media Architecture Award 2018 LINK 
in category 'Animated Architecture', Media Architecture Biennale '18, Beijing, China.
Nomination Belgian Building Awards 2018 | LINK
in category 'Art Integration', Batibouw, Brussels, Belgium.
BESIX Master's Thesis Award 2017 | LINK
of the Faculty of Engineering Science at KU Leuven.
2018 - current | Eindhoven University of Technology - Tilburg University - Slimmer Leven - Archipel | Project website

Citizen Dialogue Kit: A toolkit designed for smart cities, citizen science and open data 
2017-2018 | OrganiCity - Research[x]Design - KU Leuven | Project website 

MUURmelaar: an Interactive Facade with Architectural Value 
2016-2018 | Research[x]Design - KU Leuven - DMOA Architecten Project website
Selected 1st author PUBLICATIONs
The Role of Everyday Sounds in Advanced Dementia Care
In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20)
Foregrounding Everyday Sounds in Dementia
In Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19)
Exploring Everyday Sounds in Dementia: Practical Guidelines for Interactive Workshops 
In HCI and Design in the Context of Dementia. 2020. Human–Computer Interaction Series. Springer. 
DOI (available in May)
The Meaningful Integration of Interactive Media in Architecture
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17)

For full list, see Publications or Google Scholar
Supervised Student projects
RelivRing: Reliving Social Activities for People with Dementia 
Tom Cobbenhagen, Rens Janssen, Maria Væver Olsen, Karlijn van Rijen
Master Design Project - 2020 | Publication at CHI '20
Turnaround: Exploring Care Relations in Dementia Through Design 
Benjamin Lehn, Noa van den Brink, Sabeth Diks, Jasmijn Verhoef
Bachelor Design Project - 2019 | Publication at CHI '20
SoundscapePillow: a Design for Creating Personalised Auditory Experiences for People with Dementia
Daniel van Pel
Final Master Project - 2019 | Publication at Dementia Lab '19
Exploring How an Interactive Placemat Can Influence Eating Activities for People with Dementia
Ward de Groot
Master Research Project - 2019 | Publication at Dementia Lab '19
Presentations & Workshops
'Zoek Het UIt' Science in practice for people-oriented care. Workshop organiser. Local, Tilburg. December 2019.
29th Alzheimer Europe Conference. Presentation. The Hague. October 2019.
Dementia Lab Conference 2019. Paper Presentation. Eindhoven. October 2019.
ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2019. Paper Presentation. San Diego. June 2019.
15e Bijeenkomst Lerend Netwerk Dementie. Presentation. Rode Kruis, Eindhoven. June 2019.
DRIVE Festival: E-Health for Healthy Ageing, Get Inspired! Presentation. Natlab, Eindhoven. October 2018.
Dementia Lab Conference 2018. Workshop organiser. Newcastle. August 2018.
11e Bijeenkomst Lerend Netwerk Dementie. Presentation. Ontmoet en Groetplein (ZuidZorg Extra), Eindhoven. May 2018
Kussen helpt voor beter contact bij dementie. Skipr. Tea Keijl. 12, 9: 30–33. September 2019.
MUURmelaar: an Interactive Facade with Architectural Value. Media Architecture Biennale. October 2018. 
MUURmelaar verrast voorbijgangers. Innovatief. April 2018.
Gevel reageert op voorbijgangers. ROB-TV. March 2018.
A singing building to brighten your day. India Art N Design. March 2018.
Masterproefprijzen. Geniaal: Tijdschrift van de Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen. October 2017.
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