It is the interaction between people and between people and technology that enthralls me.

Joris van Iersel, student

Technology has a significant influence on our behavior and decision-making

As a high-school student I was always very curious about things. Especially about the interaction between people and between people and technology. I still am. Take computer games, for instance: why are they so addictive? Isn’t there a way to use this addition as a means to learn? Or how can you use robotics in the care sector? Or use light to help people to perform better? How are 3D images created and how can this experience be optimized? How can video-communication be made more inviting? Technology has a significant influence on our behavior and decision-making – that is something my study has taught me. I have huge admiration for researchers that are able to tackle problems systematically. If I succeed, I would later like to contribute to research at the university or at a company like Philips.