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.
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. 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
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
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-
Dr. Jos van Helvoort
Jos van Helvoort is a senior lecturer at the Bachelor of ICT (Faculty IT&Design). His PhD thesis (2016) was on assessment of information literacy skills. Jos teaches on topics like information literacy (also mentioned Information Problem Solving) in the Bachelor of ICT and Research Methods in the European Project Semester (minor in the Bachelor of ICT) and he is a member of the Curriculum Board and the Examination Committee of the Bachelor of ICT. He is also a member of the standing committee of the European Conference on Information Literacy. His research is focused on information and media literacy in educational programs. In his current project he collaborates with the J.H. Snijdersschool, a primary school in Rijswijk, the national Royal Library in The Hague and the centre of expertise Mediawijzer.email@example.com
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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org