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Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud

Lecturer, Industrial Design
PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; Professional Doctorate in Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; Master of Science (MSc), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

Biography

Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud is a design researcher and human-computer interaction (HCI) specialist. He has extensive experience in accessibility and assistive technology, pervasive healthcare, privacy and ambient intelligence, child-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, and affective interfaces.

Prior to joining Swinburne, Dr Al Mahmud was a postdoctoral research fellow at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD degree from the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology and holds a master degree in Interactive Systems Design from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. 

Research interests

Human Computer Interactions; Service Design; Sustainable Interaction Design, Living Lab, mHealth, Assistive Technology, Child-Computer Interaction, Ambient Intelligence, Ambient Assisted Living, Design Education; Gamification and serious games; Behaviour change and persuasive technology; Scientometrics; Mobile App Design

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

1. Computer mediated therapy for persons with aphasia/dementia

2. Gamification for personal/home-based rehabilitation for people with dementia/aphasia

3. Serious games for cognitive stimulation for people with dementia/Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

4. (propose your own topic)

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Possible topics: Domestic violence and role of technology; Comparing mobile and web-based smoking cessation applications; Reviews/systematic reviews of emerging technology for behaviour change; Developing novel technology for personal wellbeing; OR Propose your own topic

Fields of Research

  • Computer-human Interaction - 080602
  • Digital And Interaction Design - 120304
  • Industrial Design - 120305

Teaching areas

Applied Design Research, Design and Emotion, Introductory Design Studio, Methods of Investigation, User-Centered Design

Awards

  • 2017, International, Adjunct Associate Professsor, Beijing Normal University
  • 2016, International, Best paper award, International Conference on Educational Technologies

Publications

Also published as: Al Mahmud, Abdullah; Al Mahmud, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: A digital prototype addressing loneliness in older adults *; Relationships Australia (Victoria)
  • 2016: 2016 Visiting Fellowships Scheme - Jean-Bernard Martens *; Visiting Fellowships Scheme
  • 2016: Can mobile apps be used to improve cognitive stimulation for people with dementia: A systematic review *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2015: Creating a decision support tool to understand the competencies and employability attributes of industrial designers *; ACUADS Grants
  • 2014: MODE: MObility support for people with DEmentia *; CAESIE Priming Grants

* Chief Investigator


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