Dr M.H. Vastenburg (Martijn)
Assistant professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Assistant professor - Communication Science
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN
6500 HE NIJMEGEN
My research focus is on developing theory and applications for digital eHealth coaches. Based on persuasive technology, serious gaming and behavior change theory, digital coaches can help people towards a healthy lifestyle, and support in coping with health issues.
In developing theoretical frameworks, social science research methods are applied to better understand how collaborative and digital coaching interventions affect behavior change, and how for example coaching traits and personality of the digital coach impact trust, adherence and eventually behavior change. The research builds on surveys, interviews, lab experiments and field experiments.
With my background in computer science (MSc) and industrial design engineering (PhD), my expertise is in design methodology, participatory design, behavior change theory and digital (embodied) coaches.
Current research includes defining a theoretical model for collaboration between digital and human coaches; designing personalities and coaching strategies for digital coaches; designing coaches that maintain motivation in time; and designing a coaching models for nutrition, food and sleep.
- Design for behavior change, social robots, persuasive technology
- Pieter Desmet, Martijn Vastenburg, Natalia Romero (2016) Mood Measurement with Pick-A-Mood: Review of current methods and design of a pictorial self-report scale. Journal of Design Research (JDR). Full text
- Thomas Visser, Martijn H. Vastenburg, David V. Keyson (2011) Designing to Support Social Connectedness: The Case of SnowGlobe. International Journal of Design 5(3), 129-142. Full text
- Martijn H. Vastenburg, David V. Keyson, Huib de Ridder (2009) Considerate Home Notification Systems: A User Study of Acceptability of Notifications in a Living Room Laboratory. Int. J. Human-Computer Studies 67, 814-826. Full text
- Martijn H. Vastenburg, David V. Keyson, Huib de Ridder (2008) Considerate home notification systems: a field study of acceptability of notifications in the home. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 12(8), 555-566. Full text
- Martijn H. Vastenburg (2007) Please do not disturb – modeling user experiences for considerate home products. PhD Thesis, Delft University of Technology. Full text
Managing director of www.connectedcare.nl, ehealth design agency.
(01 January 2009)