Dr. Bill Hamilton earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. His involvement in undergraduate research led to his pursuit of a Ph.D., also at Texas A&M University, with a focus on Human Computer Interaction, which he completed in 2018.
Bill’s research areas include live media design, online communities, online education, and video game design/culture. His current research investigates how new live media forms can support participation in critical aspects of society including education, politics, work, and play. Dr. Hamilton is interested in investigating how people share information and maintain information awareness in collaborative digital workspaces and games. He employs research methods such as qualitative ethnographic inquiry and deploying exploratory technology probes to elicit and observe new social phenomena.
In the past, Bill has collaborated with industry researchers at Microsoft Research and Motorola Mobility.
- Live Media Design
- Human Computer Interaction
- Computer Supported Collaborative Work & Play
- Online Communities
- Online Education
- Digital Game Design and Culture
Awards & Activities
- Associate Chair in Games and Play Subcommittee for the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – 2019
- Associate Chair for Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play – 2018
- Texas A&M Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research – 2018
- Best Paper – ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video – 2016