Helen Jackson moved to the University of Ulster in 2005 from the Guardian Newspaper Group where her role involved the design and development of interactive media projects for their specialist on-line education department ‘Learnthings’, and the end-to-end project management of these interactive products from concept through to ‘live’ launch.
Helen has degrees in Industrial Design (Bsc Brunel), Interactive Media (MA Bournemouth) and is currently undertaking a practice-based doctorate degree in the field of augmented realities.
With nearly 10 year’s experience in the digital media content field, her areas of expertise primarily involve practice-led research into interactive media devices and their associated cultures, for which she has received national and international recognition.
Previous projects include: the contextualisation of recent developments in narrative and new media thinking; investigations into hypertext and hyperreading and their implications for digital literacy and knowledge construction in online environments; and exploration of media art practice where interaction is concerned with subjectivity and creativity, visualization and interpretation.
She is currently working on an augmented reality project with Apple Europe.
Top Ten finalist, ‘The Next Big Thing’ £25K Award – the search fro the next big thing! Northern Ireland Science Park, Belfast, for digital media application rediscOvery, 2009
‘Seal of Excellence’, Europrix Multi Media Award, Austria, for interactive digital art installation Isolation, 2005
Third place award, BEA Festival of Media, Nevada, for hypertext fiction God’s Script, 2004
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