Competency Areas Built
Creativity + Aesthetics
User + Society
Design + Research Processes
Research Assistant for Smart Technologies, Empowered Citizens (STEC) Project April 2019 – Current
Eindhoven University of Technology
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Ben Schouten
Thematic analysis of interview transcripts using MAXQDA.
Assisting with a qualitative systematic literature review on the design and deployment of (partly) digital technologies for civic communities.
Assisting with mapping the stakeholder contexts of co-designing with civic communities.
Editing papers for PhD Students for submission to conferences.
Writing a cahier showcasing student design project and academia-industry collaboration.
My position as a research assistant for STEC has been instrumental in my growth towards becoming a design researcher. It has introduced me to the academic community and made me feel that I had found my people. I learned how to do a literature review and what the first years of a PhD can look like. It also showed me that I am capable of thinking on the abstract level and positioning the work I do within a wider corpus of work.
Please find the paper I published together with Gwen Klerks, Nicolai B. Hansen and Ben Schouten below, and stay tuned for a series of 5 cahiers on Smart and Civic Technologies for Citizen empowerment, coming soon!