Hi! I am

Armağan Karahanoğlu

a design researcher who works on human-centred experience design of personal health technologies.

Currently, I am an assistant professor of Interaction Design at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

Are you interested in collaborating or working with me or just having a chat about your research? Feel free to reach out to me via a.karahanoglu(at)utwente.nl

About me

Research in design of human-centered personal health technology experiences is my passion.

I have an Industrial Design background. I have a PhD degree from Middle East Technical University (METU) of Turkey. I worked as a researcher at METU, Department of Industrial Design and Product Usability Testing Unit (UTEST) for several years.

I also worked as an assistant professor at TOBB University of Economics and Technology (Ankara, Turkey), where I was granted two TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) Research Fundings.

During my PhD, I was granted with Fulbright PhD Student Scholarship, and I studied at Carnegie Mellon University, Human-Computer Interaction Institute (USA).

Recent Research News

📣 I received NWO-Social Sciences and Humanities Open Competition (XS) (€49K)  in 2023. This project aims to understand the extent and limits of human trust in human-technology partnerships during shared health decision-making. The goal of the project is to identify ways of empowering individuals and society to make informed health decisions to enhance human autonomy in such human-technology partnerships. 

We are looking for participants for our ongoing research about the attitudes towards the use of AI in personal health (specifically physical activity) decision-making. Would you consider participating via this link?

📣 We received a Pioneers in Health Care (PIHC) voucher (€65K). This project aims to expand our research about the use of activities of daily living in stroke rehabilitation. Earlier, collaborating with clinicians and stroke patients, we have innovatively integrated hand exercises into everyday objects like toothbrushes and coffee cups for seamless at-home rehabilitation. In this project, we will take these efforts one step further and evaluate if and how this approach significantly increases training time compared to traditional methods. 

Key Recent Publications

⭐️ Postma, D., van Delden, R., Reidsma, D. & Karahanoğlu, A. (2024). From Metrics to Experiences: Investigating How Sport Data Shapes the Social Context, Self-Determination and Motivation of Athletes. Interacting with Computers, iwae012, https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwae012 (Open Access)

🏆 Karahanoğlu, A., Coskun, A., Postma, D, Scheltinga, B., Gouveia, R., Reidsma, D., and Renalda, J. (2024). Is it just a score? : Understanding Training Load Management Practices Beyond Sports Tracking. In Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24), May 11–16, 2024, Honolulu, HI, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 18 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3613904.3642051 (Honorable mention 🏆) pdf link

⭐️ Elvitigala, D., Karahanoğlu, A., Matviienko, A., Vidal, L. V., Postma, D., Jones,M., Montoya, M.F., Harrison,D. Elbaek, L., Daiber, F., Burr, L., Patibanda, R. Buono, P., Hamalainen, P., van Delden, R. Bernhaupt, R., Ren, X.,  van Rheden, V., Zambetta, F., van den Hoven, E., Lallemand, C., Reidsma, D., and Mueller, F. (2024). Grand Challenges in SportsHCI. In Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24), May 11–16, 2024, Honolulu, HI, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 20 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3613904.3642050. pdf link.

⭐️ Postma, D., Karahanoğlu, A., Delden, R., Reidsma, D. (2023). The Cost of Reward: A Critical Reflection on the ‘What’, ‘How’, and ‘Why’ of Gamification for Motivation in Sports. In Companion Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY Companion ’23), October 10–13, 2023, Stratford, ON, Canada. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3573382.3616102 pdf link

🏆 Ekhtiar, T., Karahanoğlu, A., Gouveia, R., and Ludden, G. (2023). Goals for Goal Setting: A Scoping Review on Personal Informatics. InDesigning Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’23), July 10–14, 2023, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/3563657.3596087 (Honorable mention 🏆) pdf link

⭐️ Coskun, A., & Karahanoğlu, A. (2022). Data Sensemaking in Self-Tracking: Towards a New Generation of Self-Tracking Tools, International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 39:12, 2339-2360 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2022.2075637 pdf link