dr. A. Karahanoglu (Armagan)

Universitair docent

Over mij

Ik kan een beetje Nederlands spreken, maar beter om Engels te praten.


Social Sciences
Arts & Humanities
Psychological Effects
Social Engagement
User Experience
Medicine & Life Sciences
Stroke Rehabilitation


We live in a data-driven world, which triggers the way research in health technology is carried out. This fact results in the evolution of digital health technologies which become more and more data-driven and neglects the way people experience their health data. As an expert researcher of experience design, I work on discovering ways to better understand people’s experiences with (digital health) data (see this paper). Meanwhile, I work on developing tools and research projects to make developments in this field more tangible (see this chapter) and long-lasting (see this paper), and contribute to people’s data sensemaking practices.

Currently, I am interested in the roles of (data) interaction design in health and wellbeing, especially in self-tracking of physical activity and sports. My work combines physiology and psychology with interaction design in understanding and designing meaningful (data) interactions for engagement in physical activity and sports.

For more info, please see this video


Postma, D. , Karahanoğlu, A. , Delden, R. V. , & Reidsma, D. (2023). The Cost of Reward: A Critical Reflection on the `What', `How', and `Why' of Gamification for Motivation in Sports. In J. Wallace, J. R. Whitson, B. Bonsignore, J. Frommel, & E. Harpstead (Eds.), CHI PLAY Companion '23: Companion Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (pp. 222–224) https://doi.org/10.1145/3573382.3616102
Ekhtiar, T. , Karahanoglu, A., Gouveia, R. , & Ludden, G. (2023). Goals for Goal Setting: A Scoping Review on Personal Informatics. In DIS '23: Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 2625-2641). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3563657.3596087
Bos, M. I. , Karahanoğlu, A. , Haarman, J. , & Nizamis, K. (2023). A novel model for the material selection of smart objects for hand-rehabilitation: a case study+. In Proceedings of the Design Society, Volume 3: ICED23 (Vol. 3, pp. 353-363). (Proceedings of the Design Society). https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2023.36
Hover, Q. R. M. , Karahanoğlu, A. , Nizamis, K. , Kottink, A. I. R. , Rietman, J. S. , & Haarman, J. A. M. (2023). Development of Interactive Hand Rehabilitation Tools Based on Activities of Daily Living. In TEI 2023 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction Article 45 https://doi.org/10.1145/3569009.3573115
Coskun, A. , & Karahanoğlu, A. (2023). Data Sensemaking in Self-Tracking: Towards a New Generation of Self-Tracking Tools. International journal of human-computer interaction, 39(12), 2339-2360. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2022.2075637
Hover, Q. R. M. , Karahanoglu, A. , Nizamis, K. , & Haarman, J. A. M. (2022). Smart daily-used objects for hand rehabilitation after stroke. Poster session presented at Rehab Week 2022, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Stefess, F. , Nizamis, K. , Haarman, J. , & Karahanoglu, A. (2022). Gr!pp: Integrating Activities of Daily Living into Hand Rehabilitation. In TEI 2022: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction Article 3505572 (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3490149.3505572
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The courses that I have been giving mostly focus on user-centered design, interaction design, creativity and design thinking, and design for behavior change.

I am currently contributing to Industrial Design Engineering at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. I am also involved in the Creativity and Design Thinking course at Twente Graduate School. I regularly supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s students.

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Vakken Collegejaar  2023/2024

Vakken in het huidig collegejaar worden toegevoegd op het moment dat zij definitief zijn in het Osiris systeem. Daarom kan het zijn dat de lijst nog niet compleet is voor het gehele collegejaar.

Vakken Collegejaar  2022/2023


  • https://player.vimeo.com/video/705750606?h=95a309c85b

In de Pers

  • https://www.utoday.nl/campus-life/64391/you-dont-know-what-they-know
  • https://www.utoday.nl/science/69067/social-distancing-can-be-fun-with-the-right-design



Universiteit Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (gebouwnr. 20), kamer W254
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede

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Universiteit Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W254
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