dr. Johanna Renny Octavia

Senior researcher at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Ghent University.

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Human-computer interaction
User-centered design
Interaction design
Smart product design
User experience


Johanna Renny Octavia is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Ghent University, Belgium. She received her BA Eng degree in Industrial Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia), MSc degree in Product Design Engineering from HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (The Netherlands) and PDEng degree in User System Interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands).

In 2011, she obtained her PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Hasselt University with a dissertation entitled "Adaptivity in virtual environments: Enhancing user interaction and accommodating user diversity”.

Since March 2018, she joined imec-mict-UGent as a senior researcher focusing on human-computer interaction (HCI) and smart (interactive) product design, with the main research objective to create smart and intuitive products/systems with positive user experience for the users.