My research focus
We live in a data-driven world, which triggers the way the research in health technology is carried out. This fact results in evolution of digital health technologies which become more and more data-driven, and neglects the way people experience their health data. As an expert researcher of experience design, I work on discovering ways to better understand people’s experiences with (digital health) data (see this paper). Meanwhile, I work on developing tools and research projects to make developments in this field more tangible (see this chapter) and long-lasting (see this paper), and contribute to people’s data sensemaking practices.
Currently, I am interested in the roles of (data) interaction design in health and wellbeing, especially in self-tracking of physical activity and sports. My work combines physiology and psychology with interaction design in understanding and designing meaningful (data) interactions for engagement in physical activity and sports. Recently, I aim to answer the following research questions: