Bieke Zaman

is associate professor and research group leader of the Meaningful Interactions Lab (Mintlab) at the KU Leuven, Belgium.  She graduated from the KU Leuven in 2004 as a master in Communication Sciences (summa cum laude), obtained post academic degrees in Usability Design (2005) and Web Development (2007), and a doctoral degree in Social Sciences (2011, KU Leuven). Her research is situated at the intersection Human-Computer Interaction research and Communication Sciences.  Bieke Zaman is the recipient of the KU Leuven Society Award Human Sciences 2018.  She is associate editor of the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, steering committee member of the Leuven MindGate Programme Council Visionary Seminars (since 2018-present), and steering committee member of the 2019 Thinker Programme on Digital Innovation of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. Bieke Zaman has an international reputation for her commitment to the organization of international conferences and networks, for instance being the vice-chair of the Children, Youth and Media Section of ECREA, the European Communication Research and Education Association and co-organizer of the yearly Interaction Design and Children conference.



last update: October 2019

Articles published on IXD&A: 


Children’s roles in Participatory Design processes: making the role of process designer ‘work’, N. 41, pp. 87 - 108,  abstractdownload