Donald  Degraen

Hi! I'm Donald.

I'm a PhD student in the Ubiquitous Media Technology Lab (UMTL) led by Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger and part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie network (DISTRO).

My research leverages fabrication methods to enhance interaction and perception in virtual reality.

I'm part of the German HCI core team (German HCI).

During my time as an early stage researcher, I had the pleasure to intern with Prof. Dr. Bernd Bickel at the Institute for Science and Technology (IST Austria) and with Prof. Dr. Tim Weyrich at the University College London (UCL). Previously, I was a research fellow at the Intel Visual Computing Institute (IVCI), and the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM). I hold a Master degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Hasselt University and a Bachelor degree in Applied Informatics from the Hogeschool PXL. A long time ago, I was a teacher, professionally developed software, and started out as a system administrator.