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Dr Kate Howland

Post:Lecturer In Interaction Design (Informatics)
Location:CHICHESTER 2 2R223

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877218
International:+44 1273 877218

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I started as a Lecturer at Sussex in September 2013 after completing my PhD and MSc here within the Department of Informatics. My PhD research explored computer game creation as a writing development activity for young people aged 11-15, and involved the participatory design of software tools to support multimodal and interactive narrative creation.

Past projects I have worked on at Sussex include:

  • InQbate, a technology rich space designed to support creativity in teaching and learning
  • The Flip project, which involved the design and evaluation of a visual programming language for young people
  • The Terence project, which explored the potential for story-based games to support poor comprehenders

Prior to Sussex I worked at further education college, and obtained a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Warwick.


I am a lecturer in Interaction Design in the Department of Informatics. I teach on the HCI and Professional Skills modules. I am a member of the Interactive Systems Research Group.


PhD Informatics (University of Sussex, 2013)

MSc Intelligent Systems (University of Sussex, 2005)

BA Philosophy (University of Warwick, 2003)