I’m a junior lecturer and research associate at Technische Universität Chemnitz. At the moment, I’m most interested in user experience in virtual environments and effects of stereoscopy or natural user interfaces – especially in video game contexts or immersive virtual reality. Furthermore, I’m also interested in other game studies stuff, such as game motivation, identification with avatars, social and emotional virtual agents, and social interaction of players in online games. Other non-game-related interests include the user’s role in transmedia storytelling and TV studies in general.
My research background is communication studies and media psychology. I recently finished my PhD concerning spatial mapping in virtual environments at the Research Training Group “Crossworlds” at Technische Universität Chemnitz. The book is a revised and updated version of my dissertation and is published by Springer. It is available via SpringerLink, Amazon or any other vendor you like as E-Book or in Print.
Pietschmann, Daniel. (2015). Spatial Mapping in virtuellen Umgebungen. Relevanz räumlicher Informationen für die User Experience und Aufgabenleistung. Wiesbaden: Springer.
If you want to know more about me and my work, you can find it on this website. Or better yet – be in touch and write an e-mail or skype me.-Daniel