Dr Joe Cutting
Department of Theatre, Film, TV and Interactive Media
University of York
My research uses experiments to investigate how different game designs create different experiences for people. During my PhD I investigated how different game designs work to hold and focus players’ attention and I also measured how much cognitive effort they were putting into playing those games.
Before starting my PhD I spent many years creating digital exhibits for museums, including working for the Science Museum in London.
At DC Labs I will be investigating how games create interest and curiosity and considering how these insights can be applied to game playing AI agents.