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Paul Coulton supervises 16 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Paul Coulton

Senior Lecturer

Paul Coulton

The LICA Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YW

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 510393


Research overview

My main research interests relate to the theories and practices associated with the design of novel hybrid physical/digital interactive games, playful experiences and artefacts. A significant proportion of this research is conducted using techniques I helped pioneer relating to an, 'in the wild' evaluation methodology utilising 'app stores' and social networks as an experimental platform. My work also encompasses both the non-entertainment use of ‘gameful design’ across a range of application areas and, Increasingly, the use of Design Fiction as a way of exploring digital futures for areas such as the Internet of Things and Digital Empathy

PhD supervision

Novel Games and Playful Experiences, Phygital Design, Design Fiction, Internet of Things

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