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Bieke ZAMAN Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction and Digital Humanities, Mintlab, Institute of Media Studies, KU Leuven


 Bieke Zaman is assistant professor at the Meaningful Interactions Lab (Mintlab), part of the Institute of Media Studies of the KU Leuven, Belgium. She graduated from the KU Leuven in 2004 as a master in Communication Sciences, obtained post academic degrees in Usability Design (2005) and Web Development (2007), and a doctoral degree in Social Sciences (2011, KU Leuven). Fascinated by the tech side of social, and the social side of tech, Zaman pursues research programs on digital media, children and interaction design from the perspective of communication sciences and Human-Computer Interaction research. Her work has so far resulted in more than 60 international publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. At the KU Leuven, Zaman is lecturing courses on Media and Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Qualitative Research, Media Research and Innovation, and Emerging Technologies and Applications. Currently she is supervising five Ph.D. dissertations that deal with amongst others remote tangible engagements, television consumption in Brazil, participatory design with children, creative dissemination methods, and gamification.


Vice-Chair of the Children, Youth and Media Temporary Working Group of the European Communication Research and Education Association
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction
Steering Committee Member of the Leuven Centre on Information and Communication Technology (LICT)
Management Committee Member for the EU-funded COST Action IS1410 DigiLitEY


Zaman, B., Van Mechelen, M., & Bleumers, L.: "When Toys Come to Life: Considering the Internet of Toys from an Animistic Design Perspective", 2018
Zaman, B., Nouwen, M., Vanattenhoven, J., Ferrerre, E. de, & Looy, J. V.: "A Qualitative Inquiry into the Contextualized Parental Mediation Practices of Young Children’s Digital Media Use at Home", 2016
Bleumers, L., Mouws, K., Huyghe, J., Van Mechelen, M., Mariën, I., & Zaman, B. "Sensitivity to Parental Play Beliefs and Mediation in Young Children’s Hybrid Play Activities", 2015
Zaman, B., Geurden, K., De Cock, R., De Schutter, B., & Vanden Abeele, V.: "Motivation profiles of online Poker players and the role of interface preferences: A laddering study among amateur and (semi-) professionals", 2014