Karen is currently Professor of Digital Transformation Design at the University of Brighton; University Lead for the research theme ‘Connected Futures’ and Academic Lead of the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton (DCCB). She is a Women in Games Ambassador and with a background in experimental electronic arts, she has 24 years' experience designing human-centred experiences of next generation digital.
Her first website was 1994, touchscreen video narrative and live interactive game 1995, and machine intelligence project 1996. She won EU recognition for the micro-business model in 1997 and devised and established what is now Sprint0 at Evans Hunt Scott in 1998. Clients have included PlayStation, Diesel, ITV, Which?, Top Shop and EY. She has made work for iOS, Android, Windows, Cloud, Xbox, Playstation, Drones; digital audio and video, MIDI, haptics, holography, stereoscopy, AR, VR; she has used sensor tech, biometrics inc. eye tracking, facial recognition, EEG, EMG, GSR, computer vision, machine learning, predictive analytics, big data and automatic signal recognition, exploring neuro-marketing and neuro-gaming, cognitive and sentient systems and AI.