I recently obtained my PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction at the IT University of Copenhagen. As part of my research, I developed a fully functional system (called Laevo), exploring an alternative to the prevalent, antiquated, desktop computing paradigm. My work contributes to a line of research called ‘activity-centric computing’. This blend of research and development is representative of the type of work which motivates and excites me the most.
Prior to academia, I worked for several years as a professional full-stack software developer at a small game development company in Belgium: AIM Productions. I liked the work and colleagues at the company too much to give up entirely for further studies, so I decided to combine the two. In 2009 I started studying for my master in Game and Media Technology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and I graduated in 2012.
I mainly develop in C#, but occasionally do C++, PHP, Flash/actionscript 3 and Java projects. I care a lot about proper code design, and uphold the Don’t Repeat Yourself principle wherever I can.