About me

I am a designer by background*, holding a BSc and MSc in Industrial Design (cum laude) from the Eindhoven University of Technology (NL). My work has a strong focus on investigating the social, societal and ethical impacts of technology application in the design spectrum.

Currently, I am a PhD student at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. My research revolves around the following:

Working at the Boundaries of Human-Computer Interaction and Public Policy

In our current society, the already significant role technology takes in our lives appears to continue to grow. Therefore, the need for public policy on topics of (emerging) technologies is increasing in order to deal with the societal impact of technologies such as blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and internet of things.
Surprisingly, Human-Computer Interaction research (HCI) - which investigates how technology will and might change our lives - has had limited impact on the development of such public policy. The objective of this PhD is to contribute to and help grow the small community of researchers that explore how HCI research could better inform public policy.

* I have several international work and study experiences and throughout my studies developed myself as a human-centered and design-centered designer. I am curious and ambitious design researcher with a spontaneous, caring and considerate character.
I hold a Master and Bachelor in Industrial Design from the TU/e, conducted my master graduation project at the Everyday Design Studio of Prof. Ron Wakkary (Vancouver, CA), have been an intern at Muzus - a service design studio for contextmapping – and next to my design educational development, and worked for several conferences (in Berlin and Amsterdam) and exhibitions (in Helsinki and Eindhoven) in the field of Creative Technology and Design with a focus on project management and production.