Mr Paul Hale

Senior Lecturer: Computer Games Design

Hale Paul
Email address: p.hale@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322413 Location: MK Building, MK602 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Games Design, Character Design, Adobe software, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Multimedia Communications, Sound Design

About

I began teaching at the University of Wolverhampton on a part - time basis in 2001, whilst also working as a freelance Graphic Designer, working on numerous print and screen based projects.

After gaining full-time employment at the University, my specialism developed into designing interactive installations, using software such as Flash and Max MSP.

This would eventually form the background to my MA which I completed in 2008.

I now work in the Digital Media arena, designing games for touch-screen interfaces, these practices feed into my current teaching.

Research interests

  • Educational spaces within mediated game engines, creating virtual training environments.
  • Procedural sound/image generation.

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Specialising in online education resources. 
  • MA Design and Digital Media, Coventry University. Specialising in digital reactive sound installations. 
  • BA (Hons) Art and Design with Graphic Design, University of Worcester. 
  • ‚Ä®HND Electronic Graphics, Worcester College of Technology.

Publications

  • Marshall, L. & Austin, M. (2009) E-learning – filling the gaps where studios once stood? Published proceedings IADIS Mobile Learning Conference, Barcelona, 25-28 February.
  • Marshall, L., Austin, M. & Hale, P. (2008) Enhanced Podcasts for Enhanced Learning. Published proceedings CLTAD 4th International Conference Enhancing the Curricula: Using research and inquiry to inform student learning in the disciplines. New York, 3-4 April.
  • Austin, M. & Hale, P. (2008) Reactype24 - Reactive typographic installation exhibited at PLUS+ International Type Conference, Fazeley Studios, Birmingham. Cited as a case study in Marshall, L. & Meachem, L. (2010) How to Use Images. London, Laurence King.