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Wijnand IJsselsteijn is a full professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has an active research program on the impact of media technology on human psychology, and the use of psychology to improve technology design. His focus is on conceptualizing and measuring human experiences in relation to digital environments (immersive media, serious games, affective computing, personal informatics) in the service of human learning, health, and wellbeing. He has a keen interest in the relation between data science, AI and psychology, and works on technological innovations (such as sensor-enabled mobile technologies, virtual environments) that make possible novel forms of human behavior tracking, combining methodological rigor with ecological validity.

Academic background

Wijnand IJsselsteijn has a background in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuropsychology (MSc, Utrecht University). He obtained his PhD in 2004 on the topic of telepresence. He is scientific director of the interdisciplinary Center for Humans and Technology at TU/e, which explicitly focuses on people- and value-centred perspectives of technology understanding, engineering, and design. He is also scientific board member of the Eindhoven AI Systems Institute (EAISI), and part-time professor at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.  

Wijnand has published over 250 peer-reviewed academic papers in journals and conferences and has (co-)edited 10 volumes. His most recent co-edited book ‘Immersed in Media: Telepresence Theory, Measurement, and Technology’ appeared in 2015. His work has been supported through several industrial, national (NWO), and EU (FP6, FP7, H2020) grants. As co-PI, he is the recent recipient of the NWO Gravitation grant "Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies". 


“Putting people first: To unlock the potential of new technologies, we need to first understand and respect people – their passions and worries, needs and values, their contexts and ways of life.”

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Research Output

Active involvement of people with dementia: a systematic review of studies developing supportive technologies

Suijkerbuijk, S., Nap, H. H., Cornelisse, L., IJsselsteijn, W. A., De Kort, Y. A. W. & Minkman, M. M. N., 18 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 69, 4, p. 1041-1065 25 p.

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    Are trackers social actors? The role of self-tracking on self-evaluation

    Hancı, E., Ruijten, P. A. M., Lacroix, J., Kersten-van Dijk, E. T. & IJsselsteijn, W. A., 3 Apr 2019, Persuasive Technology: Development of Persuasive and Behavior Change Support Systems - 14th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2019, Proceedings. Win, K. T., Karapanos, E., Kyza, E., Oinas-Kukkonen, H. & Karppinen, P. (eds.). |Cham: Springer, p. 31-42 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11433 LNCS).

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    Beyond behavior: the coach’s perspective on technology in health coaching

    Rutjes, H., Willemsen, M. C. & IJsselsteijn, W. A., 2 May 2019, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 14 p. 670

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    Breast cancer survivors’ experiences with an activity tracker integrated into a supervised exercise program: qualitative study

    Wu, H. S., Gal, R., van Sleeuwen, N. C., Brombacher, A. C., IJsselsteijn, W. A., May, A. M. & Monninkhof, E. M., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 7, 2, 11 p., e10820.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    46 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

    CHI 2008 Workshop Evaluating User Experiences in Games, Florence, Italy

    Wijnand IJsselsteijn (Organiser)
    5 Apr 2008

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    Student theses

    3D viewing experience: the induction and measurement of discomfort for stereoscopic content with motion on 3DTVs

    Author: Goossens, R., 31 Aug 2012

    Supervisor: IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 1) & van den Hoogen, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    A brief encounter with Vincent: the effect on self-compassion from a single interaction with a chatbot that gives or asks for help

    Author: van As, N., 31 Jul 2019

    Supervisor: IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 1), Frank, L. (Supervisor 2) & Lee, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Affect in synthetic speech: exploring fine-grained effects of speaking pitch & rate in a lab experiment

    Author: Ravoo, S., 30 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Ruijten, P. (Supervisor 1) & IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Ambient-light and sonification feedback to support home-based resistance training for normo- and pre-hypertensive individuals

    Author: den Boer, N., 29 Mar 2018

    Supervisor: Radha, M. (Supervisor 1), Willemsen, M. (Supervisor 2) & IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    An exploratory study on the effects of multimodal feedback in bimanual interaction with active tangible interfaces

    Author: Willemse, C., 31 Jul 2013

    Supervisor: Haans, A. (Supervisor 1) & IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master