Stephanie Van Hove

Researcher at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.



More info    |     @vanhoves     |     LinkedIn


User-centric innovation
Acceptability of future technologies
User evaluation 

Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Management (Commercial Communication, Artevelde University College, 2012, with honor) and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences (New Media and Society, Ghent University, 2014, with great honor). She is a user researcher with an academic focus on user-centric innovation and sustainable behavior change who masters both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Currently, she is working on the three-year living lab project ‘Solid4Media’ (funded by the Flanders Recovery Plan). This project aims to migrate media profiles to a Solid data vault infrastructure to offer existing and new media services (project partners: VRT, Datavillage, Athumi, and IDlab).

In the past she worked on regional and international sustainability-focused projects, such as NUDGE (H2020, 2020-2023), DITUR (Flux50, 2021-2023), and IN2FOOD.(Erasmus+, 2021-2024). In addition, she worked on ICON research projects that addressed the digitization in education (EduTab, 2014-2015), user experience of positioning technology in smart retail spaces (LUNAR, 2015-2017), and smart kitchen experiences (IoT Chef, 2018-2020). Moreover, she was engaged in living lab projects with SMEs and local governments in the context of civic engagement, smart home ventilation and switches, invoice management, e-learning and audiovisual archiving for primary and secondary education, and digital transformation of public libraries.