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Kirsten Cater

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Kirsten Cater

Introduction


Dr Kirsten Cater is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science specialising in Human Computer Interaction and Pervasive Computing. Her main interests focus on designing elegant solutions for enhancing people’s experiences and interactions with their physical environment and each other in urban and public spaces through the use of mobile and sensor technologies. The areas that her research currently touches include: location based experiences; gamification; data collection through crowdsourcing; novel interactions with big data; and children’s access and usage of the internet through mobile phones. Her emerging research profile complements and strengthens the activities of the Bristol Interaction and Graphics research group. Her research and public engagement work in primary and secondary schools, as well as community centres, have been very popular with the media getting press coverage in both local and national newspapers, as well as a BBC TV news-item and a documentary for South Korea.