Lizzy Bleumers


Junior researchers Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunicaton (SMIT) Smart & ICT & Data
  • Current position Researcher
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At imec-SMIT, Lizzy Bleumers is responsible for projects within the user research unit that are related to gaming, learning and participatory practice.

Her research is concerned with user and player experiences (in particular, mediated presence, enjoyment, motivation and perception of interactive narratives) and practices (e.g. situated learning, intergenerational play, pervasive gaming and game-making). Her methodological skill set encompasses both know-how on setting up experiments and human-centered design methods (observation, persona and scenario building, co-design and prototype evaluation).

Lizzy graduated in Psychology in 2004 and also holds a postgraduate degree in user-centered design. She has been working at imec-SMIT-VUB since 2008. As a member of the Flemish gaming association DiGRA Vlaanderen and participant of this association’s executive board, she aims to stay up to date with current gaming research and share her own research expertise. Related to this, she organized Ludic City lectures on the mutual shaping between pervasive game-play and urban life.