Tom Seymoens is a doctoral candidate at imec-SMIT-VUB and a researcher at the DataBuzz.
In his thesis, he investigates how technological platforms steer and limit user interaction. He explores the potential of End-User Development to augment user agency in dealing with the boundaries of platforms. He studies this on a variety of use cases set in a professional context such as social robotics in the healthcare sector and asset tracking solutions for transport and logistics.
Tom also contributes to the DataBuzz Project, a mobile education lab that brings data literacy courses and materials to a.o. the Brussels schools and municipalities. Here he supports the research agenda of the bus, in line with imec’s smart education research, and he takes on a number of project management tasks.