Dr Claire Dormann

Senior Research Associate

Dr Claire Dormann has a background in Psycho-Sociology and Computer Science. Shen then studied Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Multimedia Design. Part of her research has been dedicated to exploring new technology, especially novel forms of play and learning, to support life-long learning. She has more than ten years experience investigating and designing serious games, as well as, tools for game design. She is a leading expert in digital games and humour. Before moving to Liverpool, her research was dedicated to social change games, and digital games for Public Health, focusing on dementia care. She just joined LSTM and is now a Senior Research Associate. Besides games, her interests reached from User Experience and Usability to Computer-mediated Persuasion and Behaviour Change, as well as, Digital Clowning, Affective Design and Interactive Storytelling.

ACM, Association for Computer Machinery 

DiGRA, Digital Game Research Association

Selected publications

  • Caquard S. and C. Dormann, Humorous Maps: Explorations of an Alternative Cartography. In Ed. M. Dodge, Mapping, Routledge, 2016, 51-64.

    Dormann, C. Toward ludic gerontechnology, a review of games for dementia care. Proceeding of First Joint International Conference of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundations of Digital Games conferences (FDG), August 2016. 

    Dormann, C. Laughter is the best medicine: Humor for smart health applications, invited session on HumorInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angeles, 2-7 August 2015. In Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions, pp. 639- 650. Springer International Publishing, 2015.

    C. Dormann, J. Whitson and M. Neuvians, Once More With Feeling: Game Design Patterns for Learning in the Affective Domain, Games and Culture, the journal of interactive media, 8(4) 215-237, 2013.

    Whitson J. and C. Dormann, Social gaming for change: Facebook unleashed. First-Monday, Journal of internet studies, 16 (10), 2011.