Biography Dirk van de Mortel

Dirk Van De Mortel

June 29, 2017
PDEng. Dirk van de Mortel M.A. studied laboratory sciences in the area of microbiology (1998) were fundamentals for research and technology paved. Along with a passion for computing and communication by its versatility, he was looking for new opportunities. He found this at Dept. of Art, Media and Technology in Hilversum (Netherlands) where he earned a Bachelor in Interaction Design and a Masters in Interactive Multi-Media (2003). With a strong emphasis on physical play and tangible interaction and games with ScratchWorx and Apart Game prototypes in his showcase.
As self-employed Creative Developer, many interactive solutions have successfully been implemented. Started a new department in Research and Development at JVH gaming products (Tilburg, Netherlands), called New Entertainment (2004-2006). Developed the Apart Game to a market-ready product and developed the Weeble prototypes, demonstrating entertainment computing for public use with new interfaces. He coached at Industrial Design at TU/e (2005). Dirk was project manager of world’s largest interactive installation for cultural computing (2006) when he started the User-System Interaction program to widen and deepen his research and professional development. Dirk started a full-time position as Lead Developer and was responsible for the elaboration of a narrowcasting product SeriousBox. Since 2014 he picked up more freelance jobs and in 2016 at TU/e, he joined full-time service there.