Public Lecture: "Design Research in Ageing and Well-being"

The demographic shift is happening worldwide - the older population is growing faster than younger people and people are living longer due to advancements in the healthcare system and supporting services.

Design plays a pivotal role to promote positive ageing and well-being of the entire population. Innovations in design help to support the ageing population who suffer from age and related matters such as loneliness, dementia, and stroke. In this talk, Dr Al Mahmud will explore how he has been tackling these issues through design research.

About the Speaker - Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud

Dr Abdullah Al Mahmud is a design researcher and human-computer interaction (HCI) specialist. He has extensive experience in accessibility and assistive technology and their application in healthcare. In particular, Abdullah is interested in child-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, affective interfaces, and how persuasive technology can affect behaviour change to improve health and well-being.

Before joining Swinburne, Dr Al Mahmud was a postdoctoral research fellow at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD degree from the Department of Industrial Design of the Eindhoven University of Technology and a Professional Doctorate in Engineering degree from the same department and Philips Research Europe. He also received a master degree in Interactive Systems Design from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

For further information, please visit Dr Al Mahmud's Google Scholar page (link) or contact him by email at

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