Dr Uwe Terton - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Uwe Terton

PhD Sunshine Coast, MMS Tuebingen, BVisComm, Bielefeld, Dip Photography Stuttgart

  • Senior Lecturer, Design
+61 7 5459 4446
Office location
D-1.29, Building D, USC Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast
Dr Uwe Terton

Uwe Terton is an experienced senior academic in digital communication and design, program and discipline leader, curriculum developer and international research collaborator.

Since 2014, he has been Program Area Coordinator – Design; Discipline Leader - Interactive and UX Design; and Discipline Leader - Animation and Visualisation in the School of Creative Industries.

​His contributions to the School include the redesign of the Bachelor of Design; the development of the Bachelor of Serious Games; and the development of a Major in 3D-Design and a Major in Animation and Visualisation Design.

Professional memberships

  • Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

Research grants and commissions

Grant / project name 


​Funding body and A$ Value  

​Year (s) 


​My Tertiary Education Day:  Encouraging primary school students to consider tertiary education opportunities. Episode 2 


​Dr Uwe Terton (project manager) and Dr Ruth Greenaway 


​Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP)(A$243,000) 


​2014–  2015 


​To enhance aspirations of primary school aged children and their parents from low SES through an interactive application 


My Tertiary Education Day:  Encouraging primary school students to consider tertiary education opportunities. Episode 1  


Dr Uwe Terton (project manager), Dr Ruth Greenaway, Dr Jackie Holt, Dr Anne Drabble and Stephen Boyd 


HEPPP (A$80,000) 


2013– 2014 


To enhance aspirations of primary school aged children and their parents from low SES through an interactive e-book  


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Research areas

  • Computer Based Education
  • Serious Games
  • visualisation and simulation

Teaching areas

  • Design
  • Animation and Visualisation Design
  • Serious Game Design

Program coordinator

Dr Uwe Terton's specialist areas of knowledge include 3D design, e-media, typography, animation, game design, computer-based design, educational online game development, online communities, web applications, mobile gaming

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