Welcome to my personal page!

After my graduation as an experimental psychologist at the University of Ghent (Belgium), I worked as a research assistant at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). In 1994 I joined Philips Research in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). 

In my research I focus on the effects that applications of technology have on people.

My work can be classified into: 

  Research areas
      Awareness systems and Social Connectedness
      Social Intelligence in Home Dialog Systems
      Cognitive training for the elderly
      Motivation and Behavioral change
      Consumer engagement

  Design process related
      User Centered Design
      Engineering the User Experience

  Assessment related
      Measuring user satisfaction
      Measuring perceived social intelligence
      Measuring the effect of social connectedness
      Setting up an ExperienceLab

  Vision related
      Ambient Intelligence


More information on my personal and educational background is found on this site. An overview of my external publications and invited talks is also available. In the context of my activities at Philips Research I generated patents, held additional positions and was involved in different conferences. An incomplete list of students I have been coaching is available. Contact me for a complete CV.


Since 2006 I am a member of the American Psychological Association.

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