Dr. Daniel Johnson leads the QUT Games Research and Interaction Design Lab and is a Professor in the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment. He has completed Bachelors's 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. He is the Chair of the Steering Committee for the ACM conference on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY).
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