Dr. Daniel Johnson leads the Queensland University of Technology Games Research and Interaction Design Lab and is a Professor in the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment.  

About Daniel

Daniel 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

Daniel’s 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.

Key words

Player experience, Motivation , Gamification, Computer-human interaction, Psychology

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