About me

I’m an (industrial) designer,  researcher, blues dancer, and writer who is interested in philosophy, movement, art, and technology on a social level. I love to explore nature, to do creative activities, to play board games, to bake and more.

I’m educated as an industrial designer and design researcher specialized in human-technology relations, both from a design, philosophy of technology, and societal perspective. I like to explore questions about the role of our material environments in our current and future lives and to understand how people interact with technology and each other.

Currently, I’m working as a researcher and project officer at imec-SMIT-VUB in Brussels. Projects I’m involved with are about the human side of smart cities and artificial intelligence and ways to support companies and policymakers to create ethical AI.

In addition, I am an active blues dancer. You can find me on the blues dance floor both in the Netherlands and abroad. In 2013, I co-founded the Bluesdancing Enschede community and have been teaching and organizing the weekly classes there for over five years.

On this website, you can find all kinds of projects I did, both professionally and personally. It’s my life’s portfolio, so to say. Find a list of all my academic publications here. For my professional resume, you can find me on LinkedIn.