2010-2013: 3-year EU-funded research project at Smart Homes.
Methodology: User-centred design project, including observations, diary studies, concept generation, prototyping, and extensive pilots in controlled environments and people's own homes.
Results: First prototypes have been tested. Results now lead to redesigns of functionalities and user-interaction. For more info: www.mobiserv.info
2013-2016: 3-year EU-funded research project at Smart Homes.
Methodology: Pilot project including early user evaluations with working prototypes, redesigns, and long-term user evaluations in people's homes in 4 countries in Europe.
Results: This project started in April 2013. The first prototypes will be evaluated around June. For more info, please visit www.smart-homes.nl
2009-2012: 4-year EU-funded research project at Smart Homes.
Methodology: Research and design project including early prototyping, early user evaluations through Wizard of Oz studies, redesigns, and several rounds of user evaluations with a fully working setup.
Results: A fully working prototype and very positive responses from end users and their carers. For more info, please visit www.smart-homes.nl
2009: Nine-month graduation project at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Antwerp.
Methodology: Research and design project, including literature study, observations, interviews, diary studies, brainstorming, sketching, conceptualization, video prototyping, expert reviews and user evaluations.
Results: Six new concepts, two video prototype visualizations, and much valuable user data collected through several evaluation sessions.
2008: Ten-week design case for Philips Research.
Methodology: User-centered design, including literature study, user studies, several design iterations of prototyping, user testing, and re-designing, a final implementation and a three-week user evaluation.
Results: The ActiveShare concept (video on Vimeo) with many valuable user data, and a publication at CHI 2009 in Boston (paper at ACM).
2008: One-week project on multimodal perception, coached by Jim Juola.
Methodology: Brainstorming, sketching and video prototyping.
Results: Based on next generation mobile phones with GPS, a camera, and fast internet, we came up with an augmented reality navigation concept, using the camera's live footage to project navigation information on. We also envisioned automated detection of road signs. (Read more)
2008: Three-week user experience evaluation for Philips Research.
Methodology: We connected two living rooms with the Extended Home interactive TV, digital photo frames, lights and a social robot. 40 test users performed several tasks, and were observed and interviewed afterwards. Have a look at our video report.
Results: Results of the interviews were analyzed and transformed into design recommendations.
2008: Three-week observation study, coached by Emiel Krahmer and Marc Swerts.
Methodology: Observation of non-verbal behavior by an observation rating technique, similar to this paper.
Results: Participants played tennis in two conditions. Their observation videos were rated by a second group of participants. We statistically analyzed differences across cooperative/versus and won/lost conditions.
2007: Nine-month graduation project at Philips Research.
Methodology: Finding requirements by a literature study, scenario analysis, and several brainstorms. Designing, developing, user testing, and integrating with existing applications.
Results: A compact hierarchical model representing context data was developed, tested and proven to be highly expressive and robust.