The research domain of the group includes Smart City, but focuses on Smart Citizen solutions that empower people in their role of citizen.
In a functional society, individual thinking and acting must relate to public values in a community. Technology can play a catalysing and mediating role here, e.g., with new means for community-building and for collaboration of citizens and governments in mutual participation. Important aspects are equality, inclusivity, deliberation, dialogue, and democracy, but also creativity, openness, and transparency.
The research challenge for this group is, departing from a knowledge base in technology and application domains, to generate knowledge on designing interactive applications and user experiences that aim for an optimally constructive effect in society and for individual citizens. Our method is research through design – we create and evaluate innovations by exploring design spaces, studying their effectiveness, and optimising solutions.
Arnold Jan Quanjer, MSc
Researching how interactive technology is increasingly weaving itself into the fabric of daily life and how artificial intelligence can be deployed in a responsible way is the main interest of Arnold Jan Quanjer. He holds an MSc in Media Technology from the University of Leiden and has extensive experience as a UX designer both in a commercial and governmental setting. He works as a lecturer and researcher at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.http://arnoldjanquanjer.nl
Stefanie Schuddebeurs works as a researcher on the project “Public Dialogues”, which through case studies, literature research and research by design interventions aims to arrive at a theoretical basis and practical toolkit on how to have better dialogues on public matters. She draws insights from her MA in Conflict Studies and Human Rights (University of Utrecht) and a honours BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences, focused on social psychology, sociology and anthropology (University College Utrecht). Stefanie previously worked for five years as a policy maker and project leader for the Ministry of Home Affairs and Justice, focusing on democratic innovation and participatory processes as well as integration. In 2015 she founded the first Listening Academy of the Netherlands, in which she consults on participatory trajectories and co-creative processes with stakeholders.S.L.Schuddebeurs@hhs.nl
Alexander Roidl, MFA
Alexander Roidl, MFA Alexander Roidl is a designer and media researcher, with a background in graphic and interaction design, fine art and programming. His research investigates the diverse implications of human-computer interaction with a focus on the creative use of software. Therefore, his practice explores the intersection of programming, design and software culture. Alexander holds an MFA in Experimental Publishing from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a BA in Media Design from the Hof University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He has hosted a number of workshops on creative coding, machine learning and interaction design. His works – »Press Play to Play«, »New Tools for New Design« and »Poetic Software« – have been exhibited internationally.https://www.alexroidl.de
Dr. Jan Bats
Jan Bats is a senior lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 2006. He provides courses in sociology, the philosophy of technology and the methodology of social research. He studied sociology at Utrecht University and received his PhD at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in 2019. In his work, he studies from a philosophical and social scientific view how people come to moral decisions in the online domain. In particular, he focuses on the question how an interactive online domain mediates how people relate to each other in that domain.https://research.utwente.nl/en/publications/the-moral-matter-of-an-interactive-online-domain-a-philosophical-
Rob van der Krogt, MSc
Rob van der Krogt is an experienced IT professional with extensive international work experience, having managed a technical team at a global insurance company and developed intelligent software for government agencies and regulators in Australia as consulting Solution Architect. Rob is known for combining his in-depth technical knowledge with his business solutions skills to achieve a project’s desired outcomes. In his role as Lecturer Software Engineering at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, he is passionate about educating the future generation of software engineers by equipping them with the technology skills necessary to succeed in the workplace of the future. Rob holds a Master of Electronic Commerce from the University of Wollongong, Australia and a Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology for the Hague University of Applied Sciences.firstname.lastname@example.org
Juliette Santegoeds, MSc
Juliette Santegoeds is lecturer and researcher at the Public Management programme with a specialisation in local democracy, social innovation, management ethics and network governance, focusing on urban networks and challenges. She studies Political Sciences, specialised in Women Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Previously she did research on civil servants who functioned as so-called boundary spanners between neighbourhood networks and the hierarchical networks in the city hall. In January 2020 she joined the Civic Technology research group to investigate the political and managerial processes in democratic innovation processes, where digital means are applied, for example for neighbourhood budgets and agendas. Juliette is also a starting entrepreneur as ‘governance artist’ at Wise City Projects.email@example.com
Pascal van den Bosch, MSc
Since 2012, Pascal teaches physics, mathematics, and informatics. Since 2019, he mainly teaches the technical subjects in the Software Engineering specialization of the HBO-ICT programme. He likes teaching the basis programming subjects such as Algorithms and Data structures, but also subjects on relational and No-SQL databases. His research interest is in Big Data and its applications. Pascal holds a Master in Mathematics and (soon) in Physics. At QuTech, Delft, he wrote a thesis on the Quantum Internet.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kadir Kuru, MSc
Kadir Kuru is a lecturer at the HBO-ICT programme. He teaches Java programming, databases and UML. As lecturer, he also is involved in developing the curriculum, in guidance of trainees, and in tutoring graduate students. In the research group Civic Technology he investigates how technology interweaves in society. His specialism is to find realisable technical solutions in a managerial context. Kadir has an MSc from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.email@example.com
Dr. Antti Jylhä
Antti Jylhä is a senior lecturer and team leader in CMD - User Experience Design. He has been working at THUAS since 2016. He completed his PhD in acoustics and audio signal processing in 2012 at Aalto University, Finland. His research interests include multimodal interfaces, sonic interaction design, ubiquitous computing, and civic firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. ir. Jos van Leeuwen
Jos van Leeuwen graduated on Building Information Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. After his studies, he worked part-time in the software industry and on his PhD research at Eindhoven University of Technology, where he continued to do research as associate professor and managed the master programme on Design & Decision Support Systems. In 2006 he was invited to a position of associate professor at the Universidade da Madeira, Portugal, where he initiated a new bachelor’s degree on Interactive Media Design and co-founded and co-directed the successful Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute – a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2011, Jos works at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, at the Faculty of IT & Design, initially as associate professor in the Communication & Multimedia Design programme. Since May 2019, he is full professor of Civic Technology.email@example.com