Most people call me Vera, which means true in Latin.
I am a user experience researcher, interaction designer and adventurer.
Currently, I am a PhD candidate in the Design Intelligence group at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands awaiting for my defence.
In my research, I am interested in contributing to innovation in sustainability, social technology and pervasive computing to support human perception and decision-making processes. This involves exploring, designing and evaluating innovative technologies in the lab and in the field. My interest covers different disciplines such as cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, design and engineering. See my resume for my educational background.
In my personal life, I enjoy simplicity, outdoor adventures, photography, creativity, chocolate and surfing. This year, I will have travelled to 20 countries and 4 continents, and crossed 3 countries by bicycle. The latest book I read was ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ by Graham Hancock. And I intent to collect material for a book on food sustainability and culture and write one myself. In the rest of my free time, I am working on a startup idea I won’t describe here!