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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.