I am currently working asa senior research assistant in the Social Computing group, at Northumbria University. Up to July 2016, I worked in Open Lab, working in the digital health and well-being with, Madeline Balaam and team.
I have previous worked in the computer games industry where I led the technology side of a small independent studio working on AA games for Nintendo Wii, PlayStation and Xbox.
As well as working on titles such as: Fast and the Furious- Tokyo Drift - working in the games industry was also opportunity to work on different styles of games such as the design of PSP Board Games for Sony. I continue to be interested in games design, but my interests are now widened to include playful design, pervasive play, and playful interaction. With a particular focus on card-based interactions, mobile gaming, and young people. Whilst in the lab, I've be fortunate to work with Matt Wood on Talk About Sex, and Teresa Almeida on Labella (see publications below).
I am grateful to Open Lab, for finding me a position at Microsoft Research Lab, Cambridge, where I worked as part of a team tasked with creating new concepts for mobile devices, with specific responsibility for aspects of the user interface and system level software. The device experience created by the team is being used to inform future directions for the company’s product road-map.
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