Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

My name is Florian 'Floyd' Mueller (Müller). I am researching the future of interactive technology that can support a life full of values and satisfaction. image

I am doing this as the director of the Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Previously, I was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University, USA, where I was flattered to be labeled "World Expert in Exertion Games". I am researching these exertion games (exergames) - these are digital games that require intense physical effort - trying to understand how they can be designed best to support engaging experiences in order to facilitate social and physical health benefits, addressing the obesity issue.

My work has also been described as research in computer games that make you sweat. As such, my research spans interaction design, human-computer interaction, game design, computer science, information science, sports science, philosophy, mechanical and electrical engineering.

I have over 18 years of study and work research experience across 4 continents from institutions such as Stanford University, MIT Media Lab, Media Lab Europe, Microsoft Research, Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Laboratories, Xerox Parc, the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and the University of London. I was principal scientist at the Commonwealth and Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) leading my own research group "Connecting People" of 12 staff, researching the future of distributed teams. I have published over 60 publications, most of them at tier A+ conferences in the field of interaction design and computer games, including several best paper nominations. My research on exertion interfaces became one of the most cited papers in the field according to Google Scholar. My work has been shortlisted for the European Innovation Games Award, next to Nintendo's WiiFit, influenced the Microsoft Xbox Kinect, received an honorary mention from the Nokia Ubimedia Award, was commissioned by Wired's Nextfest, was exhibited worldwide and attracted substantial international research funding.

This site features some of my personal projects and research I have conducted besides the work on exertion interfaces. For my current professional research see

and for work prior to 2012

Florian 'Floyd' Mueller




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