• SIKS – Research Methodology

    Last week, I partook in a three-day course on research methodology (together with Thomas) at Landgoed Huize Bergen in Vught, organised by the SIKS research school. To get directly to the point, I found the practical assignment Hans Weigand gave us the most useful part of the course. Of course, this assignment was introduced via a short lecture, in which Hans explained the concepts of the problem bundle, … Keep reading
  • Re-designing the VST with help from Ivo Swartjes

    Last Monday, Ivo Swartjes paid the UT a visit by treating the CREATE bachelor students with a presentation about the company he is currently working at: RANJ, which specialises in serious games. He has been a PhD student at the HMI department from 2006 until 2010, during which he worked on interactive storytelling and developed a large portion of the Virtual Storyteller (VST) … Keep reading
  • ICT.OPEN and ICT Delta 2012

    This week, I spent three days (October 22, 23, 24) in Rotterdam at both the ICT.OPEN conference and the ICT Delta event, situated in the WTC Congress Center. I had submitted a short proposal paper for a doctoral consortium that was to be held, but alas, the consortium was replaced by a symposium with various speakers from all the corners … Keep reading
  • SIKS tutorial on Interactive Systems

    Last week, I partook in a two-day course on interactive systems organised by SIKS (the research School for Information and Knowledge Systems). During the first day, Paul de Bra of the Technical University of Eindhoven gave an extensive talk about interaction design and what its caveats are. The second lecturer of day one was Frank Nack of the University of Amsterdam, we went … Keep reading
  • Visit to PDSG 2012

    Two weeks ago, I visited the 1st International Workshop on Pedagogically-driven Serious Games (PDSG 2012) together with my supervisor. It was part of the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), which focused on technological, pedagogical, organisational and domain aspects of innovating education. The workshop was organised by Stefan Bocconi, Yulia Bachvarova (of the Cyntelix research institute) and Ralph Klamma (of RWTH Aachen), who … Keep reading
  • Blog launched

    OK, here we go! This is my personal PhD blog on which I plan to keep a progress report of my PhD trajectory. I am currently already eight months in, but now things have started to take on more concrete forms. New content will find its way to this site soon enough. Enjoy! … Keep reading