David Verweij

About

I am a creative technologist building digital and physical products, and ever on the fence about user experience, software and hardware. In my current academic position, I specialise in a Research Through Design methodology. Using novel technologies and bespoke designs, I develop and deploy interactive research technologies primarily in-the-wild. Learning from these experienceable products allows the exploration of alternative futures. In particular, my interests lay in interaction with distributed data in everyday environments that support or relieve human cognition, in enjoyable, playful and less-utilitarian ways. In my current research, as a Doctoral Trainee, I deploy alternative approaches to explore data as a resource for family life. This contributes to the search to find family-inclusive ways to use, manage and enjoy data amongst the family in their non-work focused environments, including children and elderly of all ages.

Parallel to this work, I experiment with designing software, hardware and product design, and enjoy woodworking, being outdoors and boardgames.

Resume

Education
now 2019 Open Lab Profile PhD Candidate on Human-Computer Interaction - Open Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Transferred with my supervisor's job change to the neighbouring university

2019 2017 Northumbria Profile PhD Candidate on Human-Computer Interaction - Computer Science, Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom

Exploring human-centred design, research and evaluation approaches for future smart homes and connected technologies

2017 2015 Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction - Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Graduated with a 9 (out of 10). Specialization in Constructive Design Research. Projects include, but are not limited to, a gestural interaction technique and distributed cognition in classrooms

2015 2010 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design - Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Specialised in supportive technologies for education. Projects include, but are not limited to, a crowd-sourced planning tool for teachers, and a rehabilitation platform to motivate arm-hand use with games

2015 2014 Minor Science Education and Communication - Eindhoven School of Education, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

A one-year education rewarded with a formal teaching qualification to teach physics in the first three grades of secondary education in the Netherlands

2009 2003 Pre-University Education - Atheneum - Oosterlicht College Nieuwegein, the Netherlands

Experience
2019 2018 Tutor, Demonstrator and Teaching Assistant - Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University Newcastle, United Kingdom

Assisting in Lab sessions of courses such as 'Object-Oriented Programming', (family-focused) university events, and exam marking

2017 2015 Company Website Founder and Designer - Studio David Verweij, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Development of (primarily motion) graphics. Clients include, but are not limited to, Eindhoven University of Technology, DoChange SmartHomes

2016 2015 Student Advisor Department Board - Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Advising role within the Department Board as a student representative

2016 2014 Student Communication Assistant - Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Policy and website support, coaching secondary school classes and promotion for Industrial Design at schools

2016 2014 Company LinkedIn Page Co-owner and Course developer - BétaBoomen, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

BétaBoomen offered pre-university schools courses and lectures in STEM related subjects by university students. I developed additional courses to offer

2016 Teaching Assistant Tangible and Embodied Interaction - Industrial Design, Eindhoven University, the Netherlands

Assisting in part of the classes on Tangible and Embodied Interaction and lecturer on video for conceptual interactions

Management Positions
2020 2018 CHI 2020 Webpage Assistant to the General Conference Chairs - ACM SIGCHI CHI Conference 2020, Hawaii

Assisting the General Chairs in organising the 2020 edition of the annual premier ACM CHI conference

2015 2012 Student Representative for the Department Council - Industrial Design, Eindhoven University, the Netherlands

Representing students of the Department regarding education, research, finance, policy and communications

2013 2012 Lucid Webpage Vice-Chairman & Commissioner of Education - Study Association Industrial Design, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Full-time representation of Industrial Design students in multiple bodies throughout the university. The study association further offers study material, workshops, leisure events and more

2013 2011 Hajraa Tournament Webpage Foundation Hajraa Outside Volleyball Tournament - Eindhoven Student Volleyball Association, the Netherlands

Responsible for organising and running a two-day festival with an average of 4.000 visitors a day

Invited Workshops and Talks
2019 April Closing Plenary Interaction Design - Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Presented research on Domestic Widgets

2018 April Closing Plenary Interaction Design - Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Presented design of WaveTrace and subsequent research

2015 June BENQ International Workshop - Taiwan TECH University Taipei, Taiwan

9-day product design workshop on future BENQ products

Volunteering
now 2018 CHI SC Webpage Web Co-chair - ACM SIGCHI CHI Steering Committee

2020 2018 CHI 2020 Webpage Assistant to the General Chairs & Design Co-chair - ACM SIGCHI CHI Conference 2020, Hawai'i

2019 2018 CHI PLAY 2019 Webpage Design Chair - ACM SIGCHI CHIPLAY Conference, Spain

now 2018 Academic Reviewer - ACM, IEEE, other journals

IEEE CGA, CHI '20, DIS '20, DIS '20 pictorials, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, CHI LBW '19, alt.CHI '19, CHI '19, TEI '19, IMWUT '18, DIS WIP '18, DIS '18

Awards and Grants
2019 March Doctoral Consortium Honorarium - Main applicant | $ 300

Received as part of my acceptance to CHI 2019 Doctoral Consortium

2018 April PGR Research Impact Scheme - Main applicant | £ 300

Used to host my research at the UK Maker Faire 2018 in Newcastle

2018 Sept. Design United Demonstrator Grant - Co-applicant | € 5.000 | Ref. C2E1707

Used to translate the WaveTrace research project into a consumer product prototype

2017 Sept ACM Student Travel Grant - Main applicant | $ 1.370 | SSTG-May_2017 #130

Used for travel and accommodation for ISS 2017

Visiting Positions
12/'16 9/'16 Visiting Researcher - Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom