I am an HCI researcher and I study games.
I employ qualitative methods to produce a naturalistic and nuanced understanding of play and technology. I also program software, translating my insights into design artifacts as a concrete way to deepen my understanding and to communicate my findings.
Why do I study playfulness?
It permeates all spheres of life. Understanding it changes how we laugh, how we learn, and how we live.
I've completed my Ph.D. on Information Science at the University of Washington. My undergraduate degrees are in Computer Science and Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. In the past, I have had the privilege of doing research as an intern at Microsoft Research, Nokia Research, and PARC.
I am based in Seattle, WA
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