School of Psychology

Chat Lab

Welcome to Chat Lab

The Children and Technology Lab, headed by Nicola Yuill, is part of the Developmental and Clinical Psychology Group.

We are interested in how technology can be used to understand and support children working and playing together, at school and at home, in typical and atypical development, with peers, with parents and with teachers. The lab also co-coordinates ACoRNS - Autism Community Research Network Sussex (@acornsussex).

An underlying theme of our work is the role of social interaction and collaboration in learning and development. How do interactions between peers support learning? How do parents scaffold children's learning at home? What role does technology play in supporting children's collaborative play and learning? And how might developmentally-appropriate technology be used creatively and innovatively to support these interactions?

Recent and current projects

Zoom or Room comparing in-person and online therapeutic conversations

Our Stories @acornsussex with @acornsoton: co-developing digital stories supporting transitions in autism

ACoRNS Autism Community Research Network Sussex

 

Other sites showcasing some of our related, and earlier, work:

Digital Bubbles seminars:  these inspired a special issue of an autism journal

Scaffolding seminar: special issue of British Journal of Educational Psychology

The wechat project on conversation in autism

Find out more about the ChatLab by watching this Science Uncovered video.

 

 

Presentation to Nuffield Bursary Student Kane SteggesKane Steggles and Zoe Hopkins

We keep in touch with our Nuffield bursary students, such as Kane Steggles, whose paper on language alignment was accepted for the finals of the National Science and Engineering Competition

Research from the ChatLab showing how technology engages children’s attention and makes them more co-operative is discussed in a free-to-view Frontiers article and in an edition of Wired. 

 For recent events follow us on twitter @chatlabuk

Past ChatLab News and Events

 

Contact

Address:

ChaTLab
Department of Psychology
Pevensey Building
University of Sussex
Falmer, BN1 9QH

How to find us:

Directions to University of Sussex

Internal address:

Pevensey II, room 5B3

Directions to Pevensey II

Contact us:  chatlab@sussex.ac.uk

Twitter

Children and Technology Lab, headed by Nicola Yuill. #autism #tech for collaboration, interaction, play & learning

RT @ACoRNSussex: Great time celebrating our wonderful student connectors @Sussex_Psych @InclusiveSussex @USSU pic.twitter.com/GWjLRIEdm1

Enjoying our end of year picnic and thanking our truly wonderful and awesome @ACoRNSussex placement students… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @ProfJohnDrury: Come and work with me @Sussex_Psych - 0.6 postdoc post for 6 months helping with our @ESRC @Crowd_Flight project.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @ARC_KSS: The voice of people with learning disabilities is important to the health and social care research that we do at… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @Sussex_Psych: Excited to announce 🎉 2 new faculty appts @Sussex_Psych this summer🌞.... Social and Environmental Psychologist… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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