Geert de Haan PhD MSc

Geert de Haan PhD MSc
Information Management
Country of Origin
The Netherlands
By Appointment

Geert de Haan has an MA in Psychology (Cognitive Psychology; Leyden University) and a PhD in Computer Science (Software Engineering and Information Management; Vrije University, Amsterdam). He is active in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Cognitive Ergonomics since 1986, trying to adapt Information Technology to the capabilities and limitations of human users and to find ways to make computer systems functional, easy to use, easy to learn, and pleasant to work with. After a career in (applied) research at different universities, he moved to education. At Wittenborg, Geert lectures ICT-related courses such as database systems, business statistics and information management. Geert is also involved in the Wittenborg Research Centre.


Geert de Haan is involved in academic research on topics around user-centred design methodology for computer- and information systems. He participated in local, national and European research projects and published extensively about formal design specification, designing (humanly usable) intelligent computer systems, e-healthcare, cultural heritage, creative technology, and intertwining research and education in media design. He has taught courses on research methodology, statistics, user interface design, prototyping, internet of things, ambient and pervasive technology, business information systems, and user-centred design.
Apart from teaching, Geert regularly acts as a co-organiser and reviewer for conferences and workshops. He is also treasurer of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics ( and juror for the European Youth Award (
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Expertise / Subjects
Information System Design Methodology
Information Management
Research Methodology & Statistics
Ubiquitous/Ambient/Pervasive Computing, Internet of Things
User Centred Design, User-Experience Design

Cognitive Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction