P.S. de Boer (Pia)

About Me

Pia de Boer is a PhD candidate at the Department of Communication Science. Her research interests focus on (1) determining what skills are necessary to use Internet-of-Things beneficially and on (2) measuring those skills among the general user population from an individual perspective. This should provide a better understanding of the impact of IoT.  


Engineering & Materials Science
Internet Of Things
Social Sciences
Medicine & Life Sciences
Fitness Trackers
Internet Of Things
Task Performance And Analysis


The PhD project is part of a project called 'Any Thing for Anyone? Digital inequality and the Internet-of-Things', which is funded by the NWO (VIDI Scheme). The aim of this project is to investigate inequalities in IoT skills among the general user population. 


de Boer, P. S. (2023). The IoT, easy as anything? Uncovering the importance of digital skills for the Internet of Things. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555951

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