I am currently involved in the CodeMe project. My research investigates new methods for teaching children about computing, electronics and the Internet of Things. More broadly, I am interested in the design and evaluation of tangible educational toolkits and holistic learning environments.
I am supervised by Yvonne Rogers, Nicolai Marquardt and Phil Stenton from BBC Research & Development.
Before joining UCL, I obtained an MA in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh, where I focused on exploring visual perception through computational models of the visual cortex. I've also spent time at the University of York, where I worked on creating accessible user interfaces for statistical analysis, and at BBC R&D, where I researched audience experience for AI-assisted TV production.
|C Wright, J Allnut, R Campbell, M Evans, R Forman, J Gibson, S Jolly, L Kerlin, ZD Lechelt, G Phillipson||AI in Production: Video Analysis and Machine Learning for Expanded Live Events Coverage||2018||IBC2018, Conference paper (text), Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Britta Schulte, Z Lechelt, Aneesha Singh||Giving up Control - A Speculative Air Pollution Mask to Reflect on Autonomy and Technology Design.||2018||DIS '18, 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, Conference paper (text), Hong Kong, China|
|Z Lechelt, Yvonne Rogers, N Yuill, L Nagl, G Ragone, Nicolai Marquardt||Inclusive Computing in Special Needs Classrooms: Designing for All||2018||2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18), Conference paper (text), Montreal, QC, Canada|
|L Angelini, Z Lechelt, Eva Hornecker, Paul Marshall, Can Liu, M Brereton, A Soro, N Couture, Khaled O Abou, E Mugellini||Internet of Tangible Things: Workshop on Tangible Interaction with the Internet of Things||2018||2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text), Montreal, QC, Canada|
|Yvonne Rogers, Venus Shum, Nicolai Marquardt, Susan Lechelt, Rose Johnson, H Baker, M Davies||From the BBC Micro to micro: Bit and beyond: A British innovation||2017||Interactions, Journal article|
|Yvonne Rogers, Venus Shum, Nicolai Marquardt, ZD Lechelt, Rose Johnson, H Baker, M Davies||From the BBC micro to micro: bit and beyond: a British innovation||2017||Journal article|
|Z Lechelt, Yvonne Rogers, Nicolai Marquardt, Frederik Brudy||MakeMe, codeme, connectus: Learning digital fluency through tangible magic cubes||2017||CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Conference paper (text)|
|Z Lechelt, Yvonne Rogers, Nicolai Marquardt, Venus Shum||Democratizing children's engagement with the internet of things through connectus||2016||UbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)|
|Cuia D Di, J Janovica, Z Lechelt, Simon Li, H Purewal||CarryLine: A tool for management and rehabilitation of post-natal chronic back pain||2016||Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, Conference paper (text)|
|ZD Lechelt, Yvonne Rogers, Nicolai Marquardt, Venus Shum||ConnectUs: A New Toolkit for Teaching about the Internet of Things||2016||ACM CHI 2016, Conference paper (text), San Jose, CA|