A. Boelhouwer (Anika)

PhD Candidate / PhD Student

About Me

Anika Boelhouwer was born in a small Dutch town in the Netherlands. During her Bachelor in Arts and Technology she developed her interest in design and human computer interaction. To combine her knowledge of design and the psychology of design interaction, she started her Master in Human Factors and Engineering Psychology after her graduation.

During her studies, she has worked at multiple design and research institutions such as TNO and T-Xchange which focus on the interaction between humans and applications. Now, she will continue her research through a PHD position at the CTS department of the University of Twente. Here she will study the interaction between drivers and (the interface of) partially automated vehicles.

Professional experience

  • February 2016 - August 2016: Master thesis, TNO, Soesterberg
  • October 2015 – January 2016: Master internship, Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede
  • September 2014 – September 2015: Front desk service, Hogeschool Saxion, Enschede
  • January 2014 – July 2014: Bachelor thesis, StartUp Center, Enschede
  • June 2012 – December 2012: Bachelor internship, T-Xchange, Enschede


  • September 2015- October 2016: Master Human Factors & Engineering Psychology, University of Twente
  • 2014, Enschede: Pre Master Psychology, University of Twente
  • January 2013 – July 2013, Enschede: Minor Psychologie, University of Twente
  • 2010-2014, Enschede: HBO Kunst en techniek, Hogeschool Saxion
  • 2004 – 2010, Aalten: VWO, Christelijk College Schaersvoorde


  • Interaction design
  • Human factors
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Automated systems
  • Serious gaming

UT Research Information System


  • 2016-: i-CAVE (the integrated cooperative automated vehicle)

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room HR-Z208
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  HR-Z208
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands