HCI and Participatory Design at QUT


Our discipline is comprised of researchers in human-machine interfaces, games research, participatory design and software engineering (e-science).

We research and design innovative software systems and technologies, with a focus on understanding how they are used by particular communities. We do this with a view to developing new forms of socio-technical systems.


We have a prominent role in teaching across a number of the degree programs, including:

  • interaction design
  • participatory design
  • big data
  • e-science (environmental monitoring)
  • ICT4D
  • digital games and player experience.