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.

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

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

Ellen Pijpers
Project Management

Steffi Kohl
Social Computing

Marco Putzu
Industrial Design

Rianne Bouwmans
Software Development

Henri Duijsens
Industrial Engineering

Prof Ed Overes

Rolf Habets
Innovation Consulting

Dr Jiska v. de Ruitenbeek

Marcel Claus
Media Technology