Elisa Mekler

Assistant Professor

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Artistic and research interests

I'm an assistant professor in Human-Computer Interaction 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, Digital Games and Gamification. In particular, my work investigatesĀ how interactive systems support aesthetic and meaningful user experiences that endure beyond interaction, and their effects on our attitudes and wellbeing. Moreover, I'm interested in methodology and meta-science, especially with regards to developing new evaluation tools, and the role of psychological theories in Human-Computer Interaction.

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

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