Our congratulations to CDE Research Engineer Jack Brett.
Jack has successfully defended his thesis ‘Respawning Originality Into Gamified Keyboard Practice: How Video Games Can Be Used To Practice Technical Skills For Adult Beginner Keyboardists’.
Jack joined CDE in 2018 and, working together with his academic supervisor Christos Gatzidis from Bournemouth University, Jack went on to secure an industrial placement with ROLI. His research focused on developing learning games using new and existing musical technology created by ROLI, as well as leveraging new technology such as virtual/augmented reality.
Jack has been a very active member of the CDE, taking on the role of student rep, and attending several academic and industry-focused conferences including Develop Brighton, FDG in Athens and EGX London. Jack has also contributed to several CDE-hosted events and training opportunities, the CDE Showcase at BFX and Summer Coding Bootcamp to name a few.
Jack has now accepted a position as Post Doctoral Research Assistant in authoring tools for locative games, in the Department of Creative Technology, Bournemouth University. Jack is working together with Dr Charlie Hargood, building authoring tools to help a variety of designers create mixed reality experiences/games for cultural heritage. Working together with the National Trust in Avebury, this research is part of a wider EU-based project called LoGaCulture (locative games + culture). Find out more.
We wish Jack every success in his research career and look forward to finding out what the future holds.