Stephanie Van Hove

Researcher at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.



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Pro-environmental behavior
Behavior change for sustainability
Acceptability of future technologies


Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Management (Commercial Communication, Artevelde University College, 2012, with honor) and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences (New Media and Society, Ghent University, 2014, with great honor). She is a user researcher with an academic focus on user-centric innovation and sustainable behavior change. Currently, she is working on the H2020 project NUDGE (2020-2023). In this European project, mict is investigating the antecedents of energy saving behavior in households and aims ultimately at facilitating sustainable behavior by means of behavioral interventions. In addition, she is involved in other sustainability-related projects, such as DITUR and IN2FOOD.

In the past she worked on ICON research projects that addressed the digitization in education (EduTab, 2014-2015), user experience of positioning technology in smart retail spaces (LUNAR, 2015-2017), and smart kitchen experiences (IoT Chef, 2018-2020). Moreover, she was engaged in living lab projects with SMEs and local governments in the context of civic engagement, smart home ventilation and switches, invoice management, e-learning and audiovisual archiving for primary and secondary education, and digital transformation of public libraries.