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.
Development and validation of the player experience inventory: A scale to measure player experiences at the level of functional and psychosocial consequences
Vero Vanden Abeele, Katta Spiel, Lennart Nacke, Daniel Johnson, and Kathrin Gerling. 2020. Development and validation of the player experience inventory: A scale to measure player experiences at the level of functional and psychosocial consequences. .
Katta Spiel and Lennart Nacke. 2020. What is it Like to Be a Game?-Object Oriented Inquiry for Games Research, Design and Evaluation. .
Katta Spiel, Sultan Alharthi, Andrew Cen, Jessica Hammer, Lennart Nacke, Zachary Toups, and Tess Tanenbaum. 2019. " It Started as a Joke" On the Design of Idle Game. .
Lennart Nacke, Pejman Mirza-Babaei, Katta Spiel, Zachary Toups, and Katherine Isbister. 2018. Games and Play SIG: Engaging Small Developer Communities. .