Dr Penny Sweetser

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Personal details


digital games, enjoyment, engagement, emergence, artificial intelligence, play experience, player experience, flow


Information Systems

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • Grad. Cert. in Education (Higher Ed.) (University of Queensland)
  • B. Information Technology (Hons I) (University of Queensland)


Dr. Penny Sweetser developed a new unit in 2011 for the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment - Games Level Design.

  • Games Level Design is a practical games design subject, focusing on the player experience and how all aspects of games design converge to create engaging play experiences, when creating levels for games.

Penny has previously lectured and tutored various games and computer science subjects, including:

  • Games Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Process


Selected publications

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