Florian 'Floyd' Mueller is a professor in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT.
Floyd’s research work was presented at the top conferences in the field of interaction design and computer games, including several best paper nominations. Floyd’s Exertion Games work has been shortlisted for the European Innovation Games Award (next to Nintendo's WiiFit), received honorary mentions from the Nokia Ubimedia Award, was commissioned by Wired's Nextfest, exhibited worldwide and attracted substantial international research funding, including numerous grants from the US, the Australian, the UK and the German Government. His team’s Exertion Games were played by over 20,000 players across 3 continents and were featured on the BBC, ABC, Discovery Science Channel and Wired magazine.
Florian ’Floyd’ Mueller is researching the design of Exertion Games, these are digital games that require intense physical effort from its players. He and his team invent novel play systems that put the human body in the centre of the experience in order to understand how to design technology that appreciates a more active human body. Floyd’s research is situated within a broader interaction design agenda that supports people’s values such as a healthy life.
Florian ’Floyd’ Mueller supervises projects in game design, human-computer interaction and interaction design.
Bachelor of Multimedia (Australia)
4-year degree in Digital Media (Germany)
Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences (USA)
PhD Interaction Design in Information Systems (Australia)
Florian ’Floyd’ Mueller’s research has spanned four continents, including research posts at the University of Melbourne (Australia), MIT Media Lab (USA), Media Lab Europe (Ireland), Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Laboratories (USA) and Xerox Parc (USA). Floyd was also leading a team of 12 researchers at the Commonwealth and Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on the future of 'Connecting People'. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (USA). Floyd has also been a Microsoft Research Asia Fellow and has worked at Microsoft Beijing (China) with the research teams developing Xbox’s Kinect.
- Tamassia, M.,Zambetta, F.,Raffe, W.,Mueller, F.,Li, X. (2017). (In Press) Learning options from demonstrations: A Pac-Man case study In: IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, , 1 - 7
- Khot, R.,Aggarwal, D.,Pennings, R.,Hjorth, L.,Mueller, F. (2017). EdiPulse: Investigating a Playful Approach to Self-monitoring through 3D Printed Chocolate Treats In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, Canada, 6-11 May 2017
- Mueller, F.,Pell, S. (2017). Adventure and technology: An earthquake-interrupted expedition to Mt. Everest In: Interactions, 24, 58 - 62
- Mueller, F.,Young, D. (2017). Five Lenses for Designing Exertion Experiences In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, Colorado, USA, 6-11 May 2017
- Mueller, F.,Gibbs, M.,Vetere, F.,Edge, D. (2017). Designing for bodily interplay in social exertion games In: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 24, 1 - 41
- Altimira, D.,Mueller, F.,Clarke, J.,Lee, G.,Billinghurst, M.,Bartneck, C. (2017). Enhancing player engagement through game balancing in digitally augmented physical games In: International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 103, 35 - 47
- Marshall, J.,Dancu, A.,Mueller, F. (2016). Interaction in Motion: Designing Truly Mobile Interaction In: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Brisbane, Australia, 4-8 June 2016
- Mueller, F.,Pell, S. (2016). Technology meets adventure: Learnings from an earthquake-interrupted Mt. Everest expedition In: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp '16, Heidelberg, Germany, 12-16 September 2016
- Sancho Huerga, R.,Lade, J.,Mueller, F. (2016). Designing Play to Support Hospitalized Children In: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, Austin, Texas, USA, 16-19 October 2016
- Mueller, F.,Khot, R.,Gerling, K.,Mandryk, R. (2016). Exertion games In: Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, 10, 1 - 86
- SIGCHI Sponsored Summer School on Playful Interactions. Funded by: ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction 2017 from (2017 to 2017)
- Enhancing the Australian theme park experience by harnessing virtual-physical play. Funded by: ARC Linkage Grant 2013 from (2013 to 2016)
- Using interactive technology to support people being physically active (donation).. Funded by: Australian Unity Grant pre-2014 from (2013 to 2019)
- Understanding the design of exertion games to address Australia's obesity issue. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2011 from (2011 to 2014)
1 PhD Completions and 2 Masters by Research Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions