Susan Lechelt

Susan Lechelt
Former: PhD Student
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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I am now a Postdoc in Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

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.

Brief biography

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.

Currently (October 2021) Postdoctoral Research Associate in Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

Research Publications

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
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
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)
Z Lechelt Introducing the Internet of Things in classrooms through discovery-based learning and physical computing 1900 Thesis / Dissertation