During my PhD at UCLIC I was involved in the CodeMe project. My research investigated new methods for teaching children about computing, electronics and the Internet of Things, supervised by Yvonne Rogers, Nicolai Marquardt and Phil Stenton from BBC Research & Development.
My ongoing research interests include design and evaluation of tangible educational toolkits and holistic learning environments, and more broadly, the design of playful interfaces for curiosity and reflection.
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|