My name is Christian Willemse and I am working in the Human Media Interaction group as a PhD student on the topic of mediated social touch (started October 2013).
Prior to my PhD position, I obtained my Bachelor degree (2009) in Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. Since I became particularly interested in the focus on the user during a design process, I chose to enroll in the Human Technology Interaction Master program (also at Eindhoven University of Technology), in which technology and psychology are intertwined. I obtained my Master’s degree in 2013 with a thesis on the perception of multimodal feedback in bimanual tangible interaction (carried out at TNO, Soesterberg). Besides studying in Eindhoven, I did exchange programs at the National University of Singapore (School of Design and Environment, 2007) and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden (KTH, Department of ICT, 2012).