Anna is a Research Fellow with XR Stories on secondment from a Lectureship in Interactive Media in the University of York’s School of Arts and Creative Technologies. Anna has an interdisciplinary background and focused initially on Electronics and Music Technology before taking a sideways move to the field of Human-Computer Interaction research. She now combines her underlying interest in all things technology with a passion for research around disability representation and accessibility. Anna likes to combine her interest in sound and music with applied psychology and creativity. She is primarily 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 or improve accessibility. Anna also works in research relating to mental health and mental illness. As a lecturer/research fellow in Interactive Media, 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.
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