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Research profile

Saskia Bakkeris Assistant Professor of Multimodal Interaction Design for User Experience. She co-leads the ‘seamless interaction design for everyday life’ squad and is a member of the Department Council. With a background in industrial design, her expertise lies in research-through-design in the areas of tangible interaction, calm technology, peripheral interaction, classroom technologies and design for everyday life. Her work focuses on making data and technology more tangible – whether for home automation or improving classroom environments – allowing people to interact with them in ways that better fit their regular routines.

Bakker is vice-chair of the steering committee of the conference series on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) and general chair of the TEI’16 conference. She was lead editor of the 2016 book ‘Peripheral Interaction’ in Springer’s HCI series, and of the 2015 Special Issue ‘Designing for Peripheral Interaction’ in International Journal on Interaction Design & Architecture(s).

Academic background

Saskia Bakker studied Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and also did her PhD here. Her MSc research, entitled “Move | Learn | Explore”, explored how tangible objects can support abstract learning in children. Her thesis was awarded the Gerrit van der Veer award for best master’s thesis in the area of Human Computer Interaction in the Netherlands. Her PhD research was about peripheral interaction, a more effortless way of interacting with technology that does not require focused attention. Bakker started as Assistant Professor at TU/e in 2013. In 2015, Bakker worked at University College London, UK, as visiting researcher.

Affiliated with

  • University College London

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Projects 2018 2021

Everyday Sounds of Dementia

Brankaert, R., Gerrits, E., Brankaert, R., Schoumacher, J., Eggen, B., Bakker, S., van Mierlo, P., van Mierlo, P. & Houben, M.

1/03/1819/04/21

Project: Research direct

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Research Output 2007 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding teachers’ routines to inform classroom technology design

An, P., Bakker, S. & Eggen, J. H., 1 Jul 2017, In : Education and Information Technologies. 22, 4, p. 1347-1376 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
classroom
teacher
secondary school teacher
interaction
present

The interaction-attention continuum : considering various levels of human attention in interaction design

Bakker, S. & Niemantsverdriet, K., Aug 2016, In : International Journal of Design. 10, 2, p. 1-14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Ubiquitous computing
Human computer interaction
Washing
Paint
Lighting

Introduction: framing peripheral interaction

Bakker, S., Hausen, D. & Selker, T., 30 Mar 2016, Peripheral Interaction: Challenges and Opportunities for HCI in the Periphery of Attention. Bakker, S., Hausen, D. & Selker, T. (eds.). Springer, p. 1-10 10 p. (Human-computer interaction series)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Smartphones
Human computer interaction
Vibrations (mechanical)
Display devices
Acoustic waves
43 Citations (Scopus)

Peripheral interaction : characteristics and considerations

Bakker, S., Hoven, van den, E. A. W. H. & Eggen, J. H., 1 Jan 2015, In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 19, 1, p. 239-254 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Interaction
Evaluation
Research directions
Everyday life
Design and development

Peripheral Interaction: Challenges and Opportunities for HCI in the Periphery of Attention

Bakker, S. (ed.), Hausen, D. (ed.) & Selker, T. (ed.), 2016, Dordrecht: Springer. 272 p. (Human–Computer Interaction Series )

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

Prizes

Best Paper Honourable mention for paper: "Physikit: Data Engagement Through Physical Ambient Visualisations in the Home"

Saskia Bakker (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Human engineering
Visualization

Article included in the list of notable computing items published in 2012 compiled by Computing Reviews. Title of article: "Embodied metaphors in tangible interaction design".

Saskia Bakker (Recipient), 2012

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Metaphor

Winner of the Gerrit van der Veer Prijs 2009 (Best Master Thesis in the area of Human Computer Interaction in the Netherlands

Saskia Bakker (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Netherlands

Activities 2009 2018

Internet of Tangibles: Studio at TEI'18

Leonardo Angelini (Organiser), Elena Mugellini (Organiser), Omar Abou Khaled (Organiser), Nadine Couture (Organiser), E.A.W.H. van den Hoven (Organiser), S. Bakker (Organiser)
18 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

2017 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS 2017)

Saskia Bakker (Participant)
17 Oct 201720 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2016)

S. Bakker (Organiser)
14 Feb 201617 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Springer (Publisher)

Saskia Bakker (Editor)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2016)

Saskia Bakker (Chair)
14 Feb 201617 Feb 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Student theses

A new Seat concept: DSM22 Toyota

Author: de Regt, A., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Lu, Y. (Supervisor 1), Bakker, S. (Supervisor 2) & Winthagen, V. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Beepless: a user-centered design project into how calm technology can improve hospital alarms

Author: Guerra, M. C., 2018

Supervisor: Bakker, S. (Supervisor 1), Brankaert, R. (Supervisor 2) & Kommers, D. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Bringing meaningful ideas into society

Author: van Hoeve, B., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Frens, J. (Supervisor 1), Broeken, B. (External person) (External coach) & Bakker, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Circular: peripheral visualizations used to raise awareness about travel experiences

Author: Leermakers, N., 2016

Supervisor: Bakker, S. (Supervisor 1), Eggen, J. (Supervisor 2) & Beljaars, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Comparison of a visualization and a haptic display of breathing techniques

Author: Beijer, S. G., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Bakker, S. (Supervisor 1) & Bekker, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor