MSc. Beardow, C.

Caiseal Beardow is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering exploring Quantum Human-Computer Interaction and developing new mental models of quantum computing to improve accessibility.

Academic Background

Drawing upon research in the fields of design, computer science and psychology, Caiseal is investigating new practices for interface design in the context of quantum computers. Her work is part of the Quantum Inspire project, a collaboration between IDE, QuTech and TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), amongst others. Caiseal's research is centred around the (re)development of the Quantum Inspire platform: a web-based platform for building and executing quantum algorithms that connects the public with real qubits at QuTech.


  • 2021 – Present
    PhD Quantum Human-Computer Interaction, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • 2018 – 2021
    MSc Design for Interaction (cum laude), Delft University of Technology
    Thesis - NeuroAesthetic Resonance: Designing for Multi-sensory Optimisation through EEG and Continuous Aesthetic Ratings
  • 2013 – 2017
    BSc Architecture (Hons.), University of Bath.

Research Project

Quantum Inspire:


  • 2020
    Coach - Research Methodology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
    Student Assistant - Interactive Technology Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft
  • 2015 – 2018
    Permanent positions as an architectural assistant and visualiser.

Involved in the project(s)