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Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud

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 Principal Coordinating Supervisor students as Masters & Doctoral Supervision.

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

1. Domestic violence and role of technology.

2. Comparing mobile and web-based smoking/alcohol cessation applications.

3. Developing and evaluating novel technologies for personal wellbeing.

4. Reviews/systematic reviews of emerging technologies for behaviour change.

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

  • 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.
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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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