Research topic: ‘Predatory’ Monetisation: Understanding Problematic Microtransactions Through a Player-Centric Perspective
Elena graduated from UCL with a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Human-Computer Interaction. Her research interests lie in understanding the subjective experience of the individual in human-computer interaction, particularly within games and gamified systems. Currently, her work is focused around casual creators: a genre of software designed to facilitate creativity for fun and enjoyment rather than the end product. She is investigating the psychology behind interaction with casual creators and how they can further be optimised. The next stage of the project will be involving AI as a co-creator.