I am a PhD student and teaching assistant at Hasselt University in Belgium, where I work in the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM) research institute. My research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing. I am part of the EDM HCI group, where I work with Professors Karin Coninx (advisor), Kris Luyten (co-advisor) and Johannes Schöning.
For my PhD, I am investigating techniques that help users understand what is happening within a context-aware environment and that allow them to intervene if necessary. I believe that supporting intelligibility and control will be necessary to make these smart spaces usable, predictable and safe for users.
Previously, I worked on facilitating the design and development of multi-device user interfaces. For more details about my research, have a look at my list of publications or my Google Scholar profile.
Demo accepted to CHI 2014 Interactivity
Our installation 'The Augmented Piano' (TAP) has been accepted to the CHI 2014 Interactivity track. TAP is a fun way to learn to play piano songs, which was developed by Linsey Raymaekers for her Bachelor's thesis. An earlier iteration of TAP won the 3rd place in the NUMA 2013 awards, and received some press coverage (in Dutch).
Dagstuhl seminar on Proxemics in Human-Computer Interaction
Attended CHI 2013 to present our paper on feedforward
I attended CHI 2013 in Paris to present our paper "Crossing the Bridge over Norman's Gulf of Execution: Revealing Feedforward's True Identity", for which we received a "Best Paper Honorable Mention Award".