I am (adjunct) professor and head of the Interaction Design chair at the Department of Design, Production and Management. I am also a fellow of the DesignLab.
I am editor of the Journal of Design Research and co-editor of the book 'Design for Behaviour Change' published by Ashgate. I study how the design of products and services influences people’s behaviour and motivation with a specific interest in how products and services can support healthy behaviour and in how technology (interactive devices and wearables) can engage people in therapy at home.
In this video made by CLICKNL I explain more about my work and motivation (in Dutch).
In this lecture for Universiteit van Nederland I explain how we design technology that influences healthy behaviour (in Dutch).
Design influences in many ways and can offer innovative and effective ways to address the myriad of challenges that our society currently faces. Most of the projects I contribute to are aimed at supporting people to make positive changes in their physical or mental health: Design for Healthy behaviour. The different topics within this domain relate to the often used categorisation in healthcare of primary prevention (health promotion), secondary prevention (treatment) and tertiary prevention (management of disease).
UT Research Information System
Google Scholar Link
Courses Academic Year 2021/2022
Courses Academic Year 2020/2021
My research is organised in larger and smaller projects many of which are collaborations with researchers from other disciplines (health, computer science, etc) and with industry and public partners (including Philips VitalMinds, Zorggroep St Maarten, Dimence).
Find all projects on the website of the Interaction Design group