Prof. Dr. Richard Wetzel has been working as a researcher on augmented and other realities since 2006. He is interested in combining digital and physical experiences, and has created several of these for gaming, cultural, educational, and industrial purposes. It is also important for him to include stakeholders with different backgrounds and levels of experience in the process by developing custom-made authoring tools and exploring card-based ideation techniques.
Richard holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham. He has been a member of several EU-research projects exploring augmented reality, location-based experiences, pervasive games, and educational installations. Richard also was the project coordinator of the German-French research project TOTEM - Theories and Tools of Distributed Authoring of Mobile Mixed Reality Games.
Since March 2018 he co-leads the Immersive Realities Research Lab at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology. In addition, he is founding member of the interdisciplinary Ludic Lab Lucerne.
- Senior Lecturer in Games Computing, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (2016 - 2018)
- Research Fellow in Mixed and Augmented Reality Solutions group, Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin, Germany (2006 - 2012)
- Phd in Computer Science, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (2017)
- Master of Arts in Virtual Realities, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (2006)
- Bachelor of Science in Digital Media, University of Bremen, Germany (2004)