Anna-Sofia Alklind Taylor

Anna-Sofia Alklind Taylor

Deputy Head of Division/Senior Lecturer in Informatics

School of Informatics

Contact info

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  • PA420O

PhD in informatics

I have a background in cognitie science and teach user experience design (UXD). My research is, in short, about serious gaming, i.e. using computer games for other purposes than purely entertainment (e.g. training, education, rehabilitation, eSports). Additional academic interests are, among others, affective computing, animal cognition, interface and interaction design.

Current teaching

  • Affective interaction and emotion (lecturer)
  • Bachelor degree project in user experience design (examiner)
  • Evaluation methods in UXD (lecturer)
  • Game analysis II (lecturer)
  • Master degree project in informatics with a specialisation in serious games (supervisor and examiner)
  • Prototyping and user interfaces (lecturer)
  • User Experience Design - Research and Development (lecturer and supervisor)

Research

Current research projects

  • Games as establishment tools
  • Mobile game for confirmation studies

Previous research projects

  • Pre-study on the spectator experience of e-sports, a project partly funded by Västra Götalandsregionen (VGR).
  • Games and simulators for military training, a PhD project conducted at the Land Warfare Centre.
  • Games and simulators for incident commander training, a project funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.
  • Games in stroke rehabilitation, a project in collaboration with Skaraborg Hospital.

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Informatics, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Licentiate of Science, Information Technology, University of Örebro, Sweden
  • Master of Science, Psychology, University of Exeter, UK
  • Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science, University of Skövde, Sweden

Publications

Anna-Sofia Alklind Taylor