Joost Hermans is a conceptdesigner and researcher at Game Solutions Lab. He studied sociology at Utrecht University.
Joost combines his research skills and knowledge about complex problems and policymaking with his experience in playful design. Together with his colleagues, he designs new playful concepts to tackle contemporary complex problems.
Meaningful data for patients
A lot of (big) data is still based on patients filling in Questionnaires. The famous PREM’s, PROM’s and other outcome surveys are the basis for policy, research into new medicines and the effectiveness of treatment. But of course with all surveys, they are prone to socially desirable answers and non-response.
We are investigating new possibilities of gaining insights into the well-being of patients, the effect of treatments and the course of disease. This by immediately making the insights valuable for the patient himself. For example, by providing insight into the burden of disease, coping strategies and contact with fellow patients.