Dylan Yamada-Rice

Dylan Yamada-Rice is an artist and researcher specialising in storytelling and play. She works in a range of media including drawing, Virtual Reality and game engines. Dylan studied Japanese Art History, semiotics and social science research methods before moving into experimental design.

She obtained a BA in Art History and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African studies, University of London before going on to do postgraduate research in Japanese Art History at the University of Kyoto. She then went on to complete two Masters degrees in Childhood Education and Research Methods, before undertaking a PhD looking at children’s understanding of the visual mode within Japanese environments.

This interdisciplinary background has brought about a specialism in the role of culture in storytelling and use of emerging technologies, as well as how art and design practices can be combined with social science research methods to produce experimental means of collecting and analysing data. She has previously held academic posts at the University of Sheffield and in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art.