Maarten Van Mechelen

Maarten Van Mechelen is a user experience researcher at CUO|Social Spaces where he is currently working on the inclusion work package of the EMSOC project (User Empowerment in a Social Media Culture). In addition, his PhD research at the Media Arts & Design Faculty concerns co-design with 9- to 10-year-olds within a school context at the early, fuzzy front end of children’s media technology design.

Maarten obtained a master’s degree in Cultural Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel after graduating as a master in Graphic Design at the Media Arts & Design Faculty in Hasselt. He also holds certificates in Web Design (Syntra) and in Human-Centered Design for Intuitive Man-Machine Interaction (KU Leuven Kulak).