Thesis (2018): Supporting the Complex Dynamics of the Information Seeking Process

Search engines increasingly serve as the prime intermediaries between user and information. Their features have converged to a very streamlined set: a single search box and 10 ‘blue links’. However, in the context of complex tasks involving learning and knowledge construction, the search process is far from straightforward, as various information seeking models have evidenced. …

Paper: Active & Passive Utility of Search User Interface Features (2016)

In 2015, I did an internship at the Mixed Reality Lab of the University of Nottingham. While there, I conducted a user study, focused on discerning search stages in users’ complex searches. 26 participants had to carry out 3 distinct tasks, representing pre-focus, focus formulation and post-focus stages (as defined by Vakkari). We captured active …

Paper: Lost but Not Forgotten – Finding Pages on the Unarchived Web (2015)

At every tick of the clock, pages and sites on the World Wide Web are continuously appear, evolve and disappear. The volatile nature of the web has led to numerous initiatives to archive it, including the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, or the Dutch Web archive. The resulting web archives are a valuable source for researchers …

Web: Visualizing Climate Change Research on a Geomap (2009-12)

For the Dutch research programmes Climate changes Spatial Planning and Knowledge for Climate, I made a geo-visualization using Google Maps. Using an animated map, it was possible to view information, images and videos about research projects on climate change. This application was first created in 2009, and further updated between 2010 and 2012.

Video: ‘O.Pardon’ animation (2010)

In 2009, Sissy-Boy, a Dutch clothing retail chain released a new brand of jeans. For this brand, called ‘O.Pardon’, I was asked to create an animation. I chose a black and white art style for the animation, using a combination of 2D and 3D animation.