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Research Associate in UX Design for Game-Based Learning

We are recruiting a Research Associate to explore playful games as tools for learning, with a particular focus on teaching data literacy: interpreting graphs, understanding statistics concepts, identifying patterns in large data sets, finding appropriate data visualisations, etc.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in UX and/or game design with an appetite to apply gaming metaphors to the development of learning tools for data literacy.  You will conduct the research element of this project looking at novel interactive experiences that exploit the “consumption” of data by esports and data rich physical sports followers. 

You will design, prototype and evaluate interactive experiences that engage learners in data analysis. You will have the excellent opportunity to work closely with the National STEM Learning Centre at York (https:// and WEAVR (, a £5.8m flagship project that is developing new ways of consuming data and experiencing esports. Specific duties will include: analysis and interpretation of research data; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research.

We would love to welcome you to our team so please apply now.

Closing date: 17 November 2019