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I did a thesis on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) using Cognitive Psychology and Activity Theory as a background. Cognitive Science fascinates me but I have little experience with it. At the moment I'm a PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen, at the PIT lab studying HCI, but I mainly have a software development background.

In 2007 I got my bachelor degree in applied informatics in Belgium. Immediately after, I started working at the company where I did my internship, AIM Productions. I liked the work and colleagues at the company too much to give up entirely for further studies, so I decided to combine the two. In 2009 I started studying for my master in Game and Media Technology at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and I graduated in 2012.


Sep
11
reviewed Leave Open Does long-term alcohol use permanently change one's thought processes?
Sep
7
reviewed Reject What is the most effective maximum work duration per day?
Sep
7
comment How do people develop abstract thought processes?
The computer vocabulary you mention were forms of interaction, modeled this way, exactly so the concepts would be more easily graspable by users. It was created this way to be 'identical'. Your argument still holds though, since the designers decided to use this analogy themselves of course ... Just to point out, we did not 'accidentally' start calling our desktop 'desktop'. It was designed this way. ;p
Sep
2
comment How can self-awareness be controlled and varied in a laboratory setting?
Seems like a good question, but could you add a reference/link to the text you are currently reading please? It might provide some additional context.
Aug
30
comment The manifestation of OCD with the use of information technologies
@MarkRowntree This is not a forum, but a Q&A site. Don't expect a discussion on your particular experiences here. If you contribute to this topic, try to answer the question.
Aug
30
reviewed Approve How important is eye contact for attraction between a man and woman?
Aug
29
revised What is the maximum size of content the human eye can focus upon?
An initial cleanup of this migrated question.
Aug
28
comment What causes fear of failure to lead to lack of effort and actual failure?
You don't need to delete/undelete in order to continue working on a draft. A draft is automatically saved per post: meta.stackexchange.com/a/66238/157047
Aug
25
comment How to measure student activity, participation, tendency to ask questions, etc?
Don't get me wrong, I think it's a good answer, just criticizing how it could be better. More is not always better. ;p
Aug
25
comment How to measure student activity, participation, tendency to ask questions, etc?
1) Is every one of those citations interesting for the OP? If so, .. good, but I highly doubt you checked them all. It's a list of articles which the authors of the website linked to as research related to the SDQ. Do you really think the OP is interested in the Swedish version of the SDQ? 2) That is just confirming what I suspect, ... a long citation list does not make the answer better if you don't say why you are adding it. 3) You can do the same by summarizing it, adding a reference count, showing it's an established study which has been researched for many years.
Aug
25
comment How to measure student activity, participation, tendency to ask questions, etc?
I think it is better without the citations, unless you can say for each one what they are there for. Just citing stuff doesn't make it a better answer. You need to explain why it is relevant. As to "without knowing their context", .. you could equally well paste the top 100 google results for SDQ.
Aug
25
comment Why do people overestimate future happiness when they imagine acquiring something like a house or winning the lottery?
This doesn't answer the question 'why'. Actually, ideally this would have been posted as part of the question to motivate the 'why' question, as this is just observing what the OP was just assuming to be true.
Aug
25
comment How to measure student activity, participation, tendency to ask questions, etc?
What is the added benefit in copy pasting the entire citation list? Without knowing their context this is pretty much unnecessary duplication.
Aug
23
comment How do memories come up for no apparent reason? Is this evidence that we remember everything?
P.s.s. Holden Caufield reminded me of a song, Streetlight Manifesto - here's to life. ;)
Aug
23
comment How do memories come up for no apparent reason? Is this evidence that we remember everything?
Memory is associative, perhaps you just were thinking about something related in the book. P.s. Could you update your question title to better and fully reflect the actual question please?
Aug
23
awarded  Outspoken
Aug
22
comment How much sleep is required to restore maximum cognitive functioning?
P.s. some of the papers I link to in that question might get you started reading up on the subject.
Aug
22
comment How much sleep is required to restore maximum cognitive functioning?
I closed this question as I think it indeed is too broad, you could narrow it down and already look up some initial resources. You mention 'the internet points to some very basic conclusions', which ones? Perhaps verify first whether those are correct and ask about that? I started a discussion in chat since it got so many up votes, so others might overrule me. For a more focused example of a sleep-related question you could check out: cogsci.stackexchange.com/q/868/21
Aug
22
comment How is history of psychology taught around the world, and if it is not, why not?
This is a nice example of what might turn out to be a good 'list' question: meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/q/36/21 Perhaps we should stick to different approaches per answer, listing all countries which follow a similar approach, adding possible exceptions?
Aug
21
comment Would the Milgram Experiment results be replicated in Eastern cultures?
@AsheeshR In case this answer doesn't fully answer the question or you need further clarification, you are more than encouraged to discuss this in the comments here. You also don't need to accept it if the question is unanswerable as it stands, however you could consider 'no such studies currently exist' also to be an answer.