Katherine Isbister

Professor of Computational Media, University of California, Santa Cruz

My research is at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction and Games. I create and study playful technologies that enhance social and emotional experience and wellbeing. My recent book, How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design, helps non-experts better understand the ways that games evoke emotions in players.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Computational Media, University of California, Santa Cruz

Education

  • 1998 
    Stanford University, Ph.D. Communication

Honours

Humboldt Experienced Researcher, Fellow at the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, MIT Technology Review Young Innovator Award