I'm Dr Lisa Koeman, HCI and UX research specialist. I currently work as a Principal UX Researcher at Elsevier in Amsterdam. I'm a board member of CHI Nederland. Previously I have worked at the Government Digital Service (GDS) and the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) in London.

I enjoy working on complex problems and am happiest when making things.

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My work has been featured in various media outlets, including BBC News, The Atlantic, Wired, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Engadget, Washington Post, Yahoo!, The Daily Dot, Le Mouv, Experimenta Magazine, MetaTrend, and Cambridge News. It has also been exhibited at the Graphic Design Festival Breda.

Public speaking

I have given talks at Microsoft Research, Goldsmiths University, University College London, University of Amsterdam and various academic and industry conferences including CHI, DIS, UbiComp, PerDis and UXPA.

Academic Research

Person voting in shop
Family using Voxbox
Hand pressing button on voting device
People gathering around voting device
People looking at public data visualisation in Birmingham
People looking at public data visualisation in Cambridge

In my academic research I studied the use of situated technology and visualisations in urban communities in mixed methods field studies such as Visualising Mill Road, Voxbox, and Urban Typewriter. Other work included Quantified Toilets and Data What. I have a series of academic publications at top HCI conferences.