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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

videogames, video games, player experience, motivations for play, gamification, computer-human interaction, psychology, inclusive design, 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 an Associate Professor 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, the impact of videogames on wellbeing, and gamification. He worked 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 more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Make and Connect: Enabling People to Connect through their Things
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150104001
Start year
2015
Keywords
Human-Computer Interaction, Participatory Design, User-centred Design
Title
Visual Analytics for Next Generation Sequencing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100574
Start year
2014
Keywords
Visual Analytics, Bioinformatics - Next Generation Sequencing, Big Data - Large Scale Visualisation