Veerle Van der Sluys is vice dean research of LUCA School of Arts, Belgium. As a researcher she has an interest in interaction design, playful design and the interplay between design and science/technology. She has been involved as coordinator and researcher in several national and international projects e.g. Traders, JamToday, PLAI and GameHUB. Veerle Van der Sluys holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Gent (B).