Game designer, VR-guru, mocap artist, animator, video editor and all-round problem solver. Avid gamer, movie lover and dabbling photographer.
"It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove."
As member of the Radboud University Faculty of Social Sciences’ Technical Support Group, I help researchers with creating compelling and effective (interactive) audio-visual stimuli for their behavioral experiments. My multidisciplinary background in Communication and Multimedia Design allows me to judge which medium, style, genre and/or technique is best suited for each individual project. I take a no-nonsense approach to design and like to boil concepts down to their raw essence. In case of video games, this means I can often exploit the power of a strong single mechanic, instead of relying on a convoluted mix of elements that ultimately reduce the effectiveness of the game.
Because of the observed overlap between obesity and substance abuse, excessive eating has been termed addictive behavior. We want to investigate whether video games can be used to modify automatic processes involved in eating behavior. The focus of this project is on a positive implicit attitude towards energy-dense food and automatic approach behavior.
People with large social networks on average live longer, happier, less stressed lives. We can potentially leverage virtual reality to increase the experience of social support and impact daily stress and anxiety. Therefore, this project aims to pinpoint which aspects of virtual social interaction are needed to convey a sense of social support.
In my PhD project I study social games for the prevention of depression. In my project I take part in both the development and testing of games. I want to use video games to help youth become more emotionally resilient and to decrease the stigma that surrounds depression. I do this in close collaboration with other researchers and game designers. I am particularly interested in games that are played in a social context, because I believe that both social threat and social support are key factors in the development and maintenance of depression.
Yesterday I forgot how to do a basic thing in Windows. Normally I just look it up on Google, but my client was sitt… https://t.co/21voAnhWby
During our GEMH lab sushi workshop this week, I caught myself eating the ones I messed up and serving/saving the on… https://t.co/8SHm5nNL63
Thought I'd have plenty of time to make a fun new VR demo this week, since I just got back from vacation and "just… https://t.co/aCY1k1en7l
@yoanneke @GEMH_Lab Go Team Mohawk! I fell down so many times building that treehouse
@PlayNiceInst @GEMH_Lab I'd be happy to. I have a bit too much on my plate atm though, so it'll have to wait until… https://t.co/4Ay5MkFaZJ
All these games look amazing! @GEMH_Lab take note. https://t.co/kvfITCYIkT
@GEMH_Lab Gorogoa. An ingeniously designed and beautifully crafted puzzle game that makes you giddy with excitement… https://t.co/UnTNLHZ1FU