Yan Zheng

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Yan Zheng is a PhD student from the University of Glasgow. Her research investigates the narrative strategies of story apps for children. She questions how the mechanism of storytelling works and what impact such mechanism may have on the reception and perception of the story. She is interested in different affordances of different media concerning storytelling, and also the similarities of storytelling on different platforms. Yan has an MPhil degree on children’s literature from the University of Cambridge in 2012 when she started to have great interest in stories told in picture book format. In 2014, Yan worked with a French digital publisher in developing a story app, The Great Ghost Chase. Yan also tests apps for Nosy Crow, a British independent children’s publisher. Currently she is doing her PhD research in distance in Cambridge MA in the United States.

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