Before my 6 years in academia, I spent 10 years in the private sector as a software engineer for companies such as NorthgateArinso in Brussels, Belgium, and Monumental Games, Nottingham, UK. Head to LinkedIn if you wish to learn more.
My expertise is researching UX to create usable and useful data visualisations for both laymen and expert users for which I follow a design-based research approach (needs assesment, iterative prototype design, prototype development, evaluation). Here are a few of the domains I've applied this to:
A full list of my publications can be found on Google Scholar. To get you started, here are some of my favourites:
I mostly take pictures with my iPhone 7 Plus, less and less with my 8 year old Canon 550D which I got for my 30th birthday. I only own two decent lenses: a 50mm or 28mm. I post everything to Instagram these days.
I've been blogging since 1999, rocking Wordpress for over a decade, but today it's all Medium. I blog about all kinds of things, with my most popular blog post ever being about my experiments with Deepfakes. Here are a few of my better, more recent posts.
While I'm currently considering live streaming and vlogging about UX related topics, my good friend Francisco and I have begun experimenting with less serious topics, slowly improving our skills, on and behind the camera, and in the editing room.
One cannot research games if one does not play games. While the Switch receives the most love (my 5-year old makes me play a lot of Mario Kart/Oddysey with her), I regularly dabble in Overwatch (might I say I'm pretty good with Junkrat and Brigitte) and World of Warcraft. I'm eagerly awaiting Battlefield V. I also weekly play Android: Netrunner, the living card game, which might soon have to make way for Keyforge!
If you want to play with me: