Dayana Hristova

Dayana Hristova holds degrees in Cultural and Social Anthropology (BA) and in Cognitive Science (MSc) awarded by the University of Vienna. In 2017 she received the DOC-team scholarship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and is currently PhD researcher at the Faculty of Psychology, with focus on Cognitive science at the University of Vienna.

Her role as a part of the interdisciplinary DOC-team:

  • Empirical grounding: she uses semi-structured expert interviews to study adolescents‘ involvement with gamification elements used in social media at the empirical example of Snapchat Streaks.
  • Design: contributes to the design and evaluation of the planned Serious game.

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