Ph.D, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, 2011
Ayelet Segal has devoted the last 25 years exploring problems in the realm of Cognitive Psychology, Education and Human-Computer Interaction both in academia and industry, inspired to develop intuitive and meaningful learning experiences for children and adults. She is a pioneer in the Design Thinking and User Experience fields. She managed multiple UX teams, developed products and conducted research in numerous companies both for the education and the enterprise fields, such as, Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Intel, & the BBC.
Dr. Segal earned a Master and PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Education and Technology from Teachers College, Columbia University in NYC, USA. Her research focuses on embodiment theory and gestural interfaces to promote cognition and learning. In 2011, she conducted and published the first research of children learning with the iPad, focusing on the impact of the user experience of a multi-touch gestural interface on learning. She also holds a Master of Arts in Interactive Media from Middlesex University in London since 1998. Dr. Segal is an international speaker and a published author. She is the co-author of the chapter Embodied Cognition and Learning Environment Design of the book Theoretical foundations of student-centered learning environments. New York: Routledge. By D. Jonassen and S. Lamb (Eds).