Promoter / Professor and Project Lead
Ike Pikone is project leader of MCB and Senior Researcher at imec-SMIT and research professor at the department of Communication Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, which he combines with a part time doctoral-assistantship on journalism studies. He specializes in qualitative user research, especially semi-experimental digital ethnography, with links to Living Labs, Proxy Technology Assessment and methods like in-depth/diary/expert/laddering interviews and focus groups. His study on the participatory news practices of regular news users resulted in a PhD in September 2010.
Journalism studies, media studies
SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation & Technology)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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