Fellowships available

RMIT_LOGO_smallWe are looking for emerging researchers as part of our Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme (details below). We are therefore seeking emerging researchers interested in human-player interactions, in particular the intersection between HCI/Interaction design and games, especially play experiences that put the body in the centre of the experience. If interested, please contact us via email with the words “FELLOWSHIP” in uppercase in the subject field to discuss mutual research interests along with your CV well before the deadline below.

Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

RMIT University is now inviting applications from emerging researchers who have the potential to become high performing researchers.  Applications close:  4 September 2016.

These 3 year Fellowships are aimed at recent PhD graduates with up to 5 years’ experience post award of PhD (relative to opportunity) or those who will shortly satisfy the requirements for the award of PhD. Fellowship recipients will be located in Schools and undertaking research which is aligned with at least one of RMIT’s 8 Enabling Capability Platforms.


The Research and Innovation Portfolio will fund 100% of salary and on-costs (up to Academic level B/2) for a period of three years, plus a research support allowance of  $10,000 per annum for the three years.

The School will support the Fellow with:

  •  a research only position, embedded in a high performing research team for at least the duration of their VC Postdoctoral Fellowship;
  •  any relocation and visa costs;
  •  workplanning which includes mentoring and research training and development planning;
  •  full support for the appointee as per any academic staff member, including but not limited to, space and infrastructure sufficient for the position.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, or the VC Outstanding Researcher Scheme more generally, please visit the website.


Floyd visiting Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller is visiting the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, in particular Narcis Pares from the Cognitive Media Technologies Group, who are famous for their interactive playground works, especially the interactive slide, on Fri, 22 Jul 2016.



Talk at RMIT Europe

Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller is giving a talk on “Designing Interactions for an Active Human Body” at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, Spain, on 21 Jul 2016, 1pm.


Adventure paper accepted to Ubicomp’16

The Adventure paper by Floyd and Sarah has been accepted to Ubicomp’16, to be presented in Heidelberg, Germany, in September. Acceptance rate was 23.9%.

Summary: Based on an earthquake-interrupted Mt. Everest expedition, we propose seeing adventure-technology through 2 dimensions (expected-unexpected and instrumental-experiential) and identify four roles: technology as coach, rescuer, documentarian and mentor.

Mueller, F., Pell, S.J. Technology meets Adventure: Learnings from an Earthquake-Interrupted Mt. Everest Expedition. Ubicomp’16, ACM, 12 pages


Floyd on the radio today

Floyd is going to be on the radio today talking about mixed-reality games and in particular Pokemon Go:

4.30 pm AEST on 90.7 FM for Panorama, SYN‘s flagship news and current affairs show.


Betty wins Consensus Innovation Award!

Betty has won the Consensus Innovation Award!

Justin picked up the award last night in Sydney for Betty (while she is still in Beijing) and delivered the acceptance speech for her.

“The Consensus Innovation Awards recognise excellence in Australian and New Zealand companies. The stringent  judging process focuses on innovation, performance and potential. The 2016 award was presented to Betty Sargeant in recognition of the ‘rigorous research’ behind the design of her children’s educational story app ‘How Far is Up?’. The award also recognises the innovative nature, performance and the wider market potential of Betty’s work.”

Consensus is the organizer of Consensus Awards and was established in 1999 and runs 7 Awards Programs, all focused on identifying the most innovative technology designed and developed in Australia. Consensus have over 120 registered judges and an envious track record (9 out of 10) of identifying the best technologies that have gone on to perform exceptionally well internationally. They call it: “The Most Successful Awards Program in the World”.


Jogging at CHI’16

Thank you everyone who participated in our Jogging at CHI SIG in San Jose, it was a wonderful day to run and talk about sports and HCI!

Mueller, F., Marshall, J.,Khot, R.A., Nylander, S., Tholander, J. Jogging at CHI. CHI 2016. SIG Special Interest Group (organizing). 4 pages


Our works at DIS’16

We will present the following works at DIS 2016 (ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems) in Brisbane, Australia:

Khot, R.A., Andres, J., Lai, J., Kaenel, J.v. and Mueller, F. Fantibles: Capturing Cricket Fan’s Story in 3D. DIS 2016. Long paper. 883-894

Marshall, J., Dancu, A. and Mueller, F. Interaction in Motion: Designing Truly Mobile Interaction. DIS 2016. Long paper. 215-228

Byrne, R. Designing Digital Vertigo Games. DIS 2016 Conference Companion Publication. Doctoral Consortium. 25-26

Cheklin, M., Mueller, F. and Greuter, S. Designing Mediated Nurturing Play with Dogs to Alleviate Workplace Stress. DIS 2016 Conference Companion Publication. 153-156


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