Lecturer in Web Development and Interactive Media
Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
University of York
Anna is a Lecturer in Web Development and Interactive Media in the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (TFTI).
Anna has an interdisciplinary background which started out with Electronics and Music Technology before taking a sideways move to the field of Human-Computer Interaction research. She likes to combine her underlying interest in sound and music with applied psychology and creativity. She is very interested in research involving multimodal interaction (e.g. using audio, haptics, smell and/or proprioception as well as visuals within interfaces) particularly where audio is used to affect user’s behaviour or experiences.
Anna is also very interested in accessibility research where she is interested in both the pragmatic functional perspective (e.g. designing, developing and evaluating tools for accessibility to facilitate the day to day activities of disabled people) as well as using technology to enable wider access to art, culture and other forms of media and immersive experiences.
Anna is always interested in work that involves designing and evaluating novel and interesting user experiences, particularly where that leads to the option to create fun, engaging, accessible experiences. She likes to work across a range of application areas ranging from learning environments to e-commerce to escape rooms and cultural exhibits!