Researcher

Dr Brigid Costello

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Biography

My research focuses on the affective dimensions of playful interactive experience, exploring playful interaction design, user experience, user evaluation methods, game design and serious games. My recent book, Rhythm, Play and Interaction, Design (Springer 2018) uses rhythm as a lens to investigate strategies for designing playful human computer interactions. Rhythm is especially crucial for playful interactions because of the role it performs...view more

My research focuses on the affective dimensions of playful interactive experience, exploring playful interaction design, user experience, user evaluation methods, game design and serious games. My recent book, Rhythm, Play and Interaction, Design (Springer 2018) uses rhythm as a lens to investigate strategies for designing playful human computer interactions. Rhythm is especially crucial for playful interactions because of the role it performs in building and maintaining the precarious spirit of play. With playful experiences now being incorporated into almost every type of computer application, developing a deeper understanding of the specific character of rhythms within play has become an important part of interaction design practice. I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of the Arts and Media within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 


My Qualifications

PhD UTS, MVA USyd, BA(Film and TV) AFTRS, BA(Communications) UTS.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

games and gaming cultures, serious games, interaction design practice, user experience, human computer interaction, play and playful design, rhythm and play


Currently supervising

Rhett Loban PhD Candidate. Topic: The use of Grand Strategy video games as a tool for formal adult learning in history.

Kate Gwynne PhD Candidate. Topic: States Of Character Embodiment In VR Narratives.

Nathan Jackson PhD Candidate. Topic: Performative Personas in Video Game Live Streaming.


My Teaching

Brigid teaches interaction design within the BMedia programs.
This year she will convene:
MDIA1000 Working with Time, Space and Experience
MDIA2010 Serious Games

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Location

231F, Level 2 Robert Webster

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Contact

+61 2 9385 6805
+61 2 9385 6812

Videos

Working with 365 days of pollution data from Sydney, Australia, Blown Away traces the intersection between wind and pollution.
An interactive artwork about political spin.
Blown Away (Sydney, 365, 2014)
Just a Bit of Spin - Interactive installation