I am an academic researcher interested in humans and digital technologies. In particular, I focus on applying participatiry design approaches to create meaningful, technological experiences for people in real world contexts. I have worked with autistic children in schools (e.g. SocialPlayTechnologies), older adults in their smart homes (e.g. WAALTeR) and recently won the NGI (Next-Generation Internet - Brilliant Early-Career Researcher Award) for my work on responsible innovation in the context of the Internet of Things (COMPASS project).
My main disciplinary fields are Human-Computer Interaction (e.g. Workshop Co-Chair at CHI2017), Interaction Design and Children (e.g., Associate Editor of the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction), Participatory Design (e.g., member of the PDC Advisory Board), and Ethics (e.g., member of the ACM SIGCHI Ethics board), but I also venture into assistive technologies, disability studies, philosophy, social sciences, design research, ubiquitous computing, active-assistive living amongst others.
I am founding member of the PANDORA philosophy circle, discussing books around the homo digitalis.
As a father of two I am sleep deprived, but typically well behaved. I cycle, cook, climb and take coffee a little too seriously.