The Human Data Interaction Group conducts research in the field of human data interaction. We try to bridge the gap between humans and data through developing and evaluating novel ways of visual and multimodal interaction.

The Human Data Interaction group is led by Kay Schröder and operates within the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen. Kay Schröder is professor of Datavisualization (Lector) at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Researcher at the Human Computer Interaction center of RWTH Aachen and lecturer at Maastricht University.

Kay Schröder has been working in the field of visualization for more than a decade now. He worked several years for the Climate Program of the United Nations (IPCC) and developed the visualization concepts for the world climate reports. Furthermore, he developed numerous national and international projects on the intersection technology and sophisticated design for Reed Elsevier, Gruner & Jahr, Lexis Nexis, the Belgian Pavilion on the Expo Shanghai and others.


Research Group

Professor Kay Schröder (lector)
Scientific Lead, Human Data Interaction

Ellen Pijpers
Project Management

Kenny Jeurissen
Information Design

Betty Ajdadilish
UX Research

Dr Andre Calero Valdez
Human Algorithm Interation

Rowen Foreman
Creative Coding

Henri Duijsens
Industrial Engineering

Taryn Brouwns
Data Analytics

Prof Ed Overes

Rolf Habets
Innovation Consulting

Dr Jiska v. de Ruitenbeek

Marcel Claus
Media Technology



Djamal Tehubijuluw
Data-Driven Storytelling

Nanette van Haften
Communication Science

Wouter Rombots
Immersive Multimodal Interaction

Bojan Zerdoner
Business Intelligence



Research Partners

Dr Stefano Bromuri
Ai & Machine Learning

Dr Wiebke Eberhardt
Behavioral Science