Mitchell McEwan


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Dr Mitchell McEwan started as a Lecturer in Computer Games at Macquarie University in 2019, and teaches into the Bachelor of Game Design and Development. Dr McEwan was a lecturer and founding member of the Games Research and Interaction Design Lab at Queensland University of Technology and is Co-Founder and Director of TBD Game Company, which developed the iOS game Endless Runner X.

Dr McEwan is Deputy Director of the Games User Research Lab and a member of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise & Training (CEPET) at Macquarie University. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from Rutgers University, and a Master of IT in Game Design from QUT, before undertaking his doctoral studies at QUT on The Influence of Naturally Mapped Control Interfaces for Video Games on the Player Experience and Intuitive Interaction. Interested in emerging gaming technologies, his work aims to explore new opportunities for interactivity, improve accessibility, and develop techniques to evaluate and expand the expressive, affective and connective powers of the medium.

Research interests

  • Game Design and Production
  • Virtual Reality and Natural User Interfaces
  • Player and User Experience
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Serious Games
  • Games Ethics and Accessibility
  • Intuitive Interaction

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Influence of Naturally Mapped Control Interfaces for Video Games on the Player Experience and Intuitive Interaction, Queensland University of Technology

Master of IT, Games Design, Queensland University of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Acting, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey


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