Curriculum Vitae


10/2017 – now | PhD Candidate on Human-Computer Interaction for Digital Living, Department of Computing and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Broadly focused on exploring the human-centred design and evaluation of future computationally-enhanced built environments.

09/2015 – 07/2017 | Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands – Graduated with distinction ‘Cum Laude’
Specialization in Constructive Design Research. Master thesis (research) conducted at both Eindhoven University of Technology and Edinburgh Napier University (Centre for Interaction Design), focused on novel interaction techniques. Courses followed include Constructive Design ResearchDesign for Peripheral Interaction, User Experience Design, Insights into Statistics, and Biotopia: developing individual cooperating artifacts. Projects include, but are not limited to:

Final Master Thesis: WaveTrace is an interaction technique I developed and is currently tested both quantitatively (measuring performance) and qualitatively (measuring user experience). WaveTrace displays rhythmic moving targets which users, wearing a smartwatch, can follow and thereby select those targets, see video; Intermediate results published at CHI ‘17 and a demo at TVX ‘17 (see publications).

Seamless Interaction Design for Everyday Life: a research on the effects of distributing teachers’ cognition in classrooms, using distributed ‘pixels’ on the pupils’ desks. The ‘pixels’ were developed and deployed during a ‘in-the-wild’ study for 7 weeks (best paper award at ISS’17).

09/2010 – 08/2015 | Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Specialised in supportive technologies for education. Projects include, but are not limited to:

Tools for Teaching: to accelerate innovation in secondary education I developed CRiCP, a crowd-sourced planning tool for teachers to stimulate the reuse of educational materials, see video;

Motivating Arm-hand Use with Games: together with a team of students I developed RES, a playfull rehabilitation platform for Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patients to re-learn fine hand-arm motor skills. RES uses a Microsoft Kinect, sensor vest and sensor glove to measure and give feedback on the position and performance of the user’s movements (published at EMBC 2012).

02/2014 – 01/2015 | Minor Science Education and Communication, Eindhoven School of Education, NL
Specialisation in Physics. A one year education on didactic and communicative skills, as well as classes and internships in teaching. Rewarded with a formal teaching qualification to teach physics in the first three grades of secondary education in the Netherlands.

09/2003 – 08/2009 | Pre-University Education Atheneum, Oosterlicht College Nieuwegein, NL
Specialisation in Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.

Work Experience

03/2015 – 12/2017 | Founder, Studio David Verweij, Eindhoven, NL
Founded to develop the art of – and deliver – motion graphics. Portfolio can be found here. Worked for a variety of customers, including, but not limited to:

Eindhoven University of Technology: explanatory animations about Feedback.Camp, a new feedback system for teachers and students at the Department of Industrial Design (see video).

SmartHomes: a promotional video on DoChange, a project to develop a life management ecosystem for improving health and wellbeing (see video).

10/2015 – 09/2016 | Student Advisor Department Board of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Advising role within the Department Board as student representative.

10/2014 / 09/2016 | Communication Assistant, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
A variety of studentships, such as policy and website support, coaching secondary school classes and promotion for Industrial Design amongst secondary schools.

07/2014 – 08/2016 | Owner and Course developer, BétaBoomen Foundation, Eindhoven, NL
BètaBoomen offers students of pre-university schools the possibility to get in touch with academic research, by organizing and developing recurrent courses given by university students.

04/2016 – 07/2016 | Teaching Assistent Tangible and Embodied Interaction, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Assisting in part of the classes on TEI and lecturer on using video to convey conceptual interactions.

International Experience

05 – 12/05/2016 | Poster Presenter and Visitor, CHI 2017 Conference, Denver, Colorado
At the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems I presented the work on WaveTrace, a novel motion matching technique utilizing an off-the-shelf smartwatch (see poster).

09/2016 – 12/2016 | Visiting Researcher, Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
The first half of my Master Thesis was conducted at the Edinburgh Napier University.

07/2015 – 07/2015 | BENQ Future Light International Design Workshop, Tawian TECH University Taipei, Taiwan
Invited participant for a 9 day product design workshop on the future of BENQ product (see group result).

Management Positions

08/2015 – 08/2015 | Secretary Bar Management, Study Association Industrial Design, Eindhoven, NL
Part-time managing the horeca facility at the asssociation of Industrial Design. Including crew scheduling, event organisation and inventory management.

09/2012 – 12/2015 | Student Representative Departement Council, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven, NL
The council discusses issues raised by students and employees on education, research, finance, policy and communications with the department board each month.

09/2012 – 08/2013 | Vice-Chairman & Commissioner of Education, Study Association Industrial Design, Eindhoven, NL
As fulltime Commissioner of Education I represented our students in multiple bodies throughout the university. The association offers students study material, workshops, leisure events and more (see

11/2011 – 11/2013 | Foundation Hajraa Buitentoernooi, Eindhoven Student Volleyball Association, Eindhoven
Responsible for organizing and running a two-day festival with an average of 4.000 visitors a day (see

Language and (Computer) Skills

Language | Dutch (native), English (C2: mastery), German (reading: basic)

Software Skills | Java, C++, HTML, PHP, JSON;

Prototyping Skills | Paper prototyping, Cardboard Modelling, Circuit Design, Interactive Electronics (e.g. Actuators/sensors)

Graphic Design | Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator.

Other | MS Office, SPSS