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Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud

Research Director, Department of Architectural and Industrial Design; Senior 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; 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

Developing a self assessment tool for older drivers: If you have a background in IT/Computer Science/Human-Computer Interaction and a passion for developing serious games, please apply (aalmahmud@swin.edu.au).

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

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;User Experience Design and Health

Awards

  • 2018, Swinburne, FHAD Teaching Sabbatical, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, Swinburne, Dean's award: Outstanding Researcher, School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2017, International, Adjunct Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University
  • 2016, International, Best paper award, International Conference on Educational Technologies

Publications

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

  • 2019: Hitting the Hay: Developing a sleep hygiene app for rural horse racing industry employees *; Racing Victoria
  • 2019: SAMIE - Secure Administered Medication Inventory Ecosystem *; Innovation Connections
  • 2019: Wearable sensors to support autonomous transactive experiences for people with dementia *; Evidence Based Design
  • 2018: Doing better for vulnerable young parents and their children: an exploration of how the use of technology could catalyse system transformation *; FamilyLife_FL
  • 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
  • 2016: Optimising technology to measure functional vision, mobility and serviceoutcomes for people with low vision or blindness *; Melbourne-Sarawak Collaborative Research Development Scheme
  • 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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