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Associate Professor Daniel Johnson

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction

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Name
Associate Professor Daniel Johnson
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction
Discipline *
Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Other Information and Computing Sciences, Other Technology
Phone
+61 7 3138 9263
Email
Location
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Social Media
Twitter
Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland)

Keywords

human-computer interaction, immersion, inclusive design, presence, psychology, video games, well-being

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research discipline: Computer Science

Dr. Daniel Johnson leads the QUT Games Research and Interaction Design Lab and is a Senior Lecturer in the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment.  He has completed Bachelors and Honours degrees in Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a doctorate on the psychology of human-computer interactions and video games. Daniel has also worked in the games industry with companies such as NextGenVideos and The Binary Mill. His research interests include motivations for videogame play, the player experience, measuring the play experience and the use of videogames as a means of improving wellbeing. He recently completed a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge working for the Engineering Design Centre and remains an Affiliate of the Cambridge University Well-being Institute. Over the past decade, Daniel has undertaken consultancies exploring usability, user experience and design issues in entertainment and non-leisure software.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Daniel Johnson.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Computer Science

Dr. Johnson currently teaches Computer Game Studies and Fundamentals of Game Design. He is also involved in the final year game design project units. 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Daniel Johnson.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.