Katta Spiel

Visiting Researcher, Participatory Design and Experience

Katta has a background in Cultural Studies and Computer Science from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Katta’s PhD centers around experiences of autistic children with technologies and including their first-hand perspectives. Currently, Katta is on a sabbatical from the Social Play Technologies project, in which the research team co-designed technologies with groups of autistic and allistic children. Other research interests include Games and Play, Critical Computer Science, Gender Studies and Philosophy of Science. Katta plays Roller Derby and can be found knitting in most meetings.

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Year 2018

Games and Play SIG: Engaging Small Developer Communities

Lennart E. Nacke, Pejman Mirza-Babaei, Katta Spiel, Zachary O. Toups, and Katherine Isbister. 2018. Games and Play SIG: Engaging Small Developer Communities. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '18. Montreal, QC, Canada. ACM, SIG11. doi:10.1145/3170427.3185360