Research Field: Human-Computer Interactions
Traditional computer games make us sedentary and contribute to the global obesity epidemic. Prof. Mueller is changing this paradigm by researching the area of human-computer interaction (HCI), which involves greater physical exertion as a way of encouraging players to be more active.
The research Prof. Mueller conducts has helped industry and academia to understand how to integrate physical exertion into the design of human-computer interactions. The outcome of his research is a healthier, happier and more playful technology future. Industry examples of the success of this type of approach can be seen in games such as Pokemon Go and Ring Fit Adventure.
Prof. Mueller’s research has been featured in the New Scientist, The Age, Herald Sun, BBC, Discovery Channel, Channel 7, 9, 10, and the ABC. He also promoted science through his new interface games at Wired’s NextFest in San Francisco, USA.
Prof. Mueller received his PhD in 2012 from the University of Melbourne, and is now Professor of Future Interfaces at Monash University, and director of the Exertion Games Lab.