Diego Rates (PhD student)

Thesis title: Student Experience Analytics


I have worked as seconday school teacher and in university as teaching assistant, as e-learning designer and project manager, and, as user research consultant. Now, I am  starting (Oct, 2018) a PhD focused on the intersection of Learning Analytics and User Experience (UX) research, in the context of UK Higher Education.


  • MSc in Education, U. of Edinburgh, UK
  • Physics and Natural Sciences Teacher, U. de Concepcion, Chile
  • Bachelor in Education, U. de Concepcion, Chile

Research summary

My key interest is the potential of adopting the paradigm of user-centered design in Education, particularly Higher Education.

Current research interests

- Student experience research in Higher Education - Analytics for Student experience research in Higher Education

Past research interests

- Teacher education for an increasingly complex society - Identity of Latin American Educational policies - Environmental education in Chile