Dr Brett Wilkinson

Senior Lecturer

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley Building (3.27)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Brett has had an interest in technology and gadgets for his entire life and has pursued that interest through his education, teaching and research. With an early desire to become a novelist when he commenced his university journey Brett transitioned into the field of information technology but maintained that creative drive through games and digital narratives. Having worked in industry for a time in general IT roles Brett returned to university to pursue a research career. In the early 2000s, he developed a web browser for the iPAQ PDA that tailored web content to the reduced screen real estate and functionality afforded by those mobile devices. He then continued his exploration of novel interaction domains by developing and evaluating the use of indirect interaction techniques within an optical see through augmented reality environment.

As an avid gamer he enjoys mixing his work and recreation time exploring the concepts associated with game design, digital narratives, player experience, novel gameplay activities, virtual cooperative gameplay, serious games and game evaluation frameworks. He has been involved in the development of a number of serious games in the domains of health and education.

Doctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons)
Teaching interests

Brett has an interest in exploring how we as users egage with our computer systems, particularly in the areas of gameplay and creative experiences. His teaching has been tailored around the game development process engaging students in the design, development and evaluation of tabletop and digital games. By exploring the use of games for non-entertainment purposes he is providing students with fundamental software development skills as well as the ability to explore their creative side through the development of complex, engaging, interactive software systems.

Topic coordinator
COMP3752 Computer Game Development
COMP9752 Computer Game Development GE
COMP1701 Simulation and Serious Games Design
COMP3802 Serious Games
COMP3751 Interactive Computer Systems
COMP9751 Interactive Computer Systems GE
COMP3721 Enterprise Information Security
COMP9721 Enterprise Information Security GE
Supervisory interests
Augmented reality
Computer games
Computer human interfaces
Computer simulations
Digital game design
Digital game history
Digital games
Education, games in
Game design 
Games in education
Information visualisation
Mobile technologies
Virtual reality
Virtual reality, navigation, learning in simulated space
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: eLearning (1), Human Computer Interactions (2)
Associate supervisor: eLearning (1), eCommerce (1)
Principal supervisor: eLearning (1), Human Computer Interactions (1)
Expert for media contact
Information technology
Augmented Reality
Computer Games
Serious Games
Virtual Reality
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Media expertise
  • Information technology
  • Technology
  • Augmented Reality
  • Computer Games
  • Serious Games
  • Virtual Reality