- Dr Daniel Johnson
- Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction
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- Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Other Information and Computing Sciences, Other Technology
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PhD (University of Queensland)
human-computer interaction, immersion, inclusive design, presence, psychology, video games, well-being
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.
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.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.