Pieter Duysburgh

Pieter Duysburgh
Pieter is part of the user empowerment research unit. His research aims at involving targeted users in the various stages of product innovation, ranging from the fuzzy front end of design to the actual user testing of prototypes. The methods he uses include amongst others observation, interviewing, contextual inquiry, ideation techniques, scenario-building, persona development, co-design and prototype evaluation. 

Most of Pieters research is situated in education and health care. Currently, he is working on the projects TraPIST (Train Passenger Interfaces for Smart Travel), and HIPS (optimizing patient, material, and information flows in hospitals). In the past, he has worked on topics such as integrated care (OCareCloudS project), telesurgery and the digitalization of the operating room (Telesurgery project), the electronic patient record for GPs and pharmacists (Share4Health project), nurse call systems for residential care (ACCIO project, assistive reading software for 'struggling readers' (iRead+ project), digital game based music education (MELoDiA project) and the design of a teleclass environment (Teleclass project). 

Before joining SMIT in 2009, Pieter worked for several years as a prevention worker at the communications department of Sensoa vzw, the Flemish expert organization on sexual health and HIV. Pieter holds a master degree in Sociology (Ugent, 2003) and Journalism (EhB, 2004).

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Project Publication
Game-based HCI Methods: Workshop on Playfully Engaging Users in Design (2016)

Using Game Principles in UX Research: A Board Game for Eliciting Future User Needs (2015)

Exploring the Social-technological Gap in Telesurgery: Collaboration within Distributed OR Teams (2014)

An Ontology Co-design Methodology for the Co-creation of a Continuous Care Ontology (2014)

Developing assistive technology with multidisciplinary teams: a front-end procedure to stimulate collaboration and manage expectations. (2013)

Participatory Design for Persons with Cognitive or Sensory Impairments. (2013)

The ‘Relay Ideation’ Method: Moving From Problem Understanding to Problem Solving in the Design Process (2013)

Identifying barriers in telesurgery by studying current team practices in robot-assisted surgery. (2013)

Collaboration in a Multidisciplinary, Distributed Research Organization: A Case Study (2012)

Participatory design for users with impairments affecting cognitive functions and communication skills (2012)

Interactive Applications for Children With Hearing Impairments: a Process of Inspiration, Ideation, and Conceptualization (2012)

User-driven design of a context-aware application: an ambient-intelligent nurse call system (2012)

User-driven design of a context-aware application: an ambient-intelligent nurse call system (2012)

Understanding Hearing Impaired Children: Involving target users with special communication needs (2010)

School's out for Redesign: Involving Stakeholders in the Creation of a Teleclassroom Environment and Experience (2010)

Finding a role for e-patients in information sharing between healthcare providers. (2010)

Collaboration through ICT between Healthcare Professionals: The Social Requirements of Health 2.0 Applications (2010)

Innovative ICT applications for Hearing Impaired Children: A Participatory Design Approach (2010)

School's out for redesign: involving stakeholders in the creation of a teleclassroom environment and experience (2010)

Share4health WP 7.2: EMR use and data sharing: Experimentation evaluation and exploration of future practices of GPs (2010)

Daily organizational and technical issues arising in a multidisciplinary research organization. A case study. (2010)

Research methods for involving hearing impaired children in IT innovation (2010)

Collaboration through ICT between Healthcare Professionals: The Social Requirements of Heal 2.0 Applications (2009)

IBBT Teleclassing, deliverable D4.3.2: Classroom within a studio setting (2009)

IBBT TranseCare: D 4.6 (deel 2): Proxy-onderzoek TranseCare (2009)

IBBT Share4Health: D 2.1.2 Proposal of innovative e-Health applications (2009)

IBBT CoCoNut: WP 1.2: Communication, collaboration and coordination in the IBBT community. Report of an ethnographic fieldstudy in IBBT research groups. (2009)

IBBT Share4Health: D 2.3: Social Requirements and scenarios of health 2.0 (2009)