20122020

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Artistic and research interests

I'm an assistant professor in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Aalto University, and director of the AERIS (Aesthetic Experience in Interactive Systems) group. Drawing from my background in psychology, I research motivational and emotional aspects of the User Experience and Games to establish a better understanding of what constitutes "good" interaction. In particular, my work investigates how interactive systems support aesthetic and meaningful user experiences that endure beyond interaction. Moreover, I'm interested in methodology and meta-science, especially with regards to the role of psychological theories in HCI.

I serve on the Aalto Artistic Activities Steering Group, and lead the Evaluation workgroup in the INDCOR EU COST action.

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Research Output

Motivational Profiling of League of Legends Players

Brühlmann, F., Baumgartner, P., Wallner, G., Kriglstein, S. & Mekler, E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Self-Determination Theory in HCI Games Research: Current Uses and Open Questions

    Tyack, A. & Mekler, E., 2020, CHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

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    Transformative Experience Through Interactive Narrative

    Roth, C., Mekler, E. & Bowman, N., 2020, (Accepted/In press) ICIDS 2020 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    A framework for the experience of meaning in human-computer interaction

    Mekler, E. D. & Hornbæk, K., 2 May 2019, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • A player-centric approach to designing spatial skill training games

    Wauck, H., Mekler, E. D. & Fu, W. T., 2 May 2019, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Prizes

    CHI Best Paper

    Elisa Mekler (Recipient) & Kasper Hornbæk (Recipient), 2019

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    CHI Best Paper

    Elisa Mekler (Recipient) & Kasper Hornbæk (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    CHI Honorable Mention

    Elisa Mekler (Recipient) & Florian Brühlmann (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    CHI Honorable Mention

    Elisa Mekler (Recipient), Helen Wauck (Recipient) & Wai Tat Fu (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    CHI Honorable Mention

    Julia Bopp (Recipient) & Elisa Mekler (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Activities

    • 4 Membership of an organizing committee or other positions of trust of a conference or a seminar
    • 3 Pre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students
    • 2 Membership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar
    • 1 Organization of a workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    Invited Lecture

    Elisa Mekler (Speaker)
    28 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    PhD Pre-Examiner and Opponent

    Elisa Mekler (Examiner)
    29 Jun 2020

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    PhD Examiner and Opponent

    Elisa Mekler (Examiner)
    28 Feb 2020

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students

    ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play

    Elisa Mekler (Member)
    Apr 2020Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar

    PhD Thesis Pre-Examiner

    Elisa Mekler (Examiner)
    Mar 2020 → …

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examination of dissertation or acting as opponent to doctoral students