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Author: Alan Hook

Alan Hook is a Lecturer in Interactive Media and a Researcher in New Media and Play at Ulster University. Alan teaches Games Studies and Interactive Media within the School of Media Film and Journalism. His teaching and research focusing on play as a form of interaction and how participation in games and transmedia texts effects and shapes behaviour both in and outside of the game.

Alan is currently studying towards a PhD in Design at Lancaster University in Imagination Lancaster, the open and exploratory design-led research centre with Prof Paul Coulton (Chair of Speculative and Game Design).

How Cats See

Working with consultants from the All Animal Eye Clinic, Artist Nickolay Lamm developed a range of work which demonstrates the differences in the way that cats and humans see the world. The work of Lamm helps to highlight some of the UI and UX design considerations for inclusive or inter-species design for felines.