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Professor David Millard

Professor David Millard


Research interests

  • Hypertext Systems
  • Interactive Digital Narratives 
  • Mixed Reality Games

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with David


Tel: +44 23 8059 5567

Address: B32, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


I have been lucky enough to be involved in Hypertext and Web research for over twenty years, firstly in the area of Open, Adaptive and Contextual hypermedia and later the areas of Social Media Analytics, Linked Data, UX Design, Computational Narrative, and Web Science. I spent a number of years applying this sort of technology to e-learning, in particular digital literacy, personal-learning systems, and open educational resources (OER). My current research interests are based around interactive narratives, digital culture, and games - especially location-based narrative systems (I was the Principle Investigator on the Leverhulme funded StoryPlaces project).

I am a founding member of the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group, and a member of the steering group for the Web Science Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). I served as Vice-Chair of SIGWEB (the ACM Special Interest Group for hypertext and the web, from 2015-19), and am the current chair of the ACM Hypertext Steering Committee. In the past I have acted as Programme Chair for both ACM Hypertext (2019) and the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS, 2020). 

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