Dr Naseem Ahmadpour

PhD, University of Montreal; MSc, Chalmers University of Technology; BSc, Bahonar University.
Lecturer

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 286275648

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Dr Naseem Ahmadpour’s research is interdisciplinary and broadly focused on design for wellbeing. Specifically, she looks at the implications of positive psychology theories, such as self-determination theory, for interactive technologies. She investigates how emerging technologies can enhance motivation and experiences for self-regulating behaviors and emotions. Her research is aimed at inspiring new designs that help us better engage with activities that improve our quality of life.

Research interests

Human-Technology Interaction

Human-Centred Design

Design for well-being

Teaching and supervision

IDEA9106 - Design Thinking

DECO1006 - Design Process and Methods

DECO3551 - Design for Virtual Reality

Current research students

Project title Research student
VR-Rides: Immersive Virtual Reality Exergames for Health Kiran IJAZ

Associations

In the media

Engineering a better experience for sick kids

By Elise Webster, University of Sydney

Working in collaboration with paediatricians and anaesthetists at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Naseem is gearing up to research the virtual and augmented reality experiences already available in this space, figuring out what's working and what's not.

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Design student ideas aid the delivery of better healthcare

By Mandy Campbell, University of Sydney

For the last three months, Master students from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning have been collaborating with the mental healthcare service, Redbank House at Westmead, to identify and create new technologies that would support healthcare services. Leading the project was Dr Naseem Ahmadpour, a Lecturer in Design Thinking and researcher in the Design Lab at the University of Sydney, who sees great potential for design-led thinking to promote better healthcare and to inspire new technology that will enable people to self-manage their health.

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Wonder women in STEMM

By Elliott Richardson, University of Sydney

Female STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) academics share their personal thoughts on career success in their chosen fields.

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Eat, drink and learn something new

By Annika Dean, The University of Sydney

Have you done your 10,000 steps today? Half of all Australians are using wearable health technology to track their movements, but does it really motivate us to be healthier? Research indicates there is no proven link between weight loss and step counters so are these technologies failing us? Discussing this downward trend is Naseem Ahmadpour, who will explore new potentials for self-tracking and future opportunities for designing wearable health technologies. “I hope to inspire my audience to use their wearable tracking devices mindfully, and to reflect on how they can get the most out of using those technologies,” Dr Ahmadpour said.

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Ready to raise the bar? You had me at merlot

Raising the bar, University of Sydney

I’ll be talking about wearable health technologies used to track movements and physical activity. I will discuss how these devices contribute to our health and wellbeing and the potential for future developments in this field.

Themes

Design Lab

Selected grants

2018

  • Lecture bytes: A repository of micro-activities for large design lectures; Ahmadpour N, Tomitsch M, Frawley J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Tomitsch, M., Wrigley, C., Borthwick, M., Ahmadpour, N., Frawley, J., Kocaballi, A., Nunez Pacheco, C., Straker, K., Loke, L. (2018). Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. A Handbook of Methods. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Ahmadpour, N. (2017). Comfort Experience in Everyday Life Events. In Yong Gu Ji and Sooshin Choi (Eds.), Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design, (pp. 625-632). United States: AHFE Conference. [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2014). A study of passengers' real-time emotional responses and comfort experience during the flight using an experience sampling method. In Yong Gu Ji and Sooshin Choi (Eds.), Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design, (pp. 194-202). United States: AHFE Conference.

Journals

  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2016). Aircraft passenger comfort experience: Underlying factors and differentiation from discomfort. Applied Ergonomics, 52, 301-308. [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Kuhne, M., Robert, J., Vink, P. (2016). Attitudes towards personal and shared space during the flight. Work, 54(4), 981-987. [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Lindgaard, G., Robert, J., Pownall, B. (2014). The thematic structure of passenger comfort experience and its relationship to the context features in the aircraft cabin. Ergonomics, 57(6), 801-815. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Ahmadpour, N., Cochrane, K. (2017). From information to reflection: Design strategies for personal informatics. IEEE Life Sciences Conference: Multi-society perspectives on personalized healthcare and wearables 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Ijaz, K., Ahmadpour, N., Calvo, R. (2017). New Directions in Designing Exergames for the Whole Family. 29th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OZCHI 2017), New York: ACM Digital Library.
  • Ijaz, K., Wang, Y., Ahmadpour, N., Calvo, R. (2017). Physical Activity Enjoyment on an immersive VR exergaming platform. IEEE Life Sciences Conference: Multi-society perspectives on personalized healthcare and wearables 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Mighell, D., Ahmadpour, N. (2017). Quest Time with Daring the Dog: An exergame for children with cerebral Palsy. IEEE Life Sciences Conference: Multi-society perspectives on personalized healthcare and wearables 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Kiernan, A. (2016). Design for Ageing-in-place: Evidence from Australia. 50th Anniversary Conference of the Design Research Society (DRS 2016), London: Design Research Society. [More Information]
  • Kiernan, A., Ahmadpour, N., Pedell, S., Mayasari, A. (2015). Lights, Camera, Action: Using animations to co-evaluate user experience scenarios. The 27th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2015), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2014). A study of passengers' real-time emotional responses and comfort experience during the flight using the experience sampling method. AHFE 2014: Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design, Poland: AHFE Conference.
  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2014). Exploring the Cognitive Structure of Aircraft Passengers' Emotions in Relation to Their Comfort Experience. KEER2014: 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference, Linkopings universitet: Linkoping University Electronic Press.
  • Ahmadpour, N. (2014). OCC model: application and comparison to the dimensional model of emotions. KEER2014: 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference, Linkopings universitet: Linkoping University Electronic Press.
  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Pownall, B. (2013). The dynamics of passenger comfort experience: understanding the relationship between passenger and the aircraft cabin interior. The International Conference of Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI'13), Toronto: Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.

2018

  • Tomitsch, M., Wrigley, C., Borthwick, M., Ahmadpour, N., Frawley, J., Kocaballi, A., Nunez Pacheco, C., Straker, K., Loke, L. (2018). Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. A Handbook of Methods. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

2017

  • Ahmadpour, N. (2017). Comfort Experience in Everyday Life Events. In Yong Gu Ji and Sooshin Choi (Eds.), Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design, (pp. 625-632). United States: AHFE Conference. [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Cochrane, K. (2017). From information to reflection: Design strategies for personal informatics. IEEE Life Sciences Conference: Multi-society perspectives on personalized healthcare and wearables 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Ijaz, K., Ahmadpour, N., Calvo, R. (2017). New Directions in Designing Exergames for the Whole Family. 29th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OZCHI 2017), New York: ACM Digital Library.
  • Ijaz, K., Wang, Y., Ahmadpour, N., Calvo, R. (2017). Physical Activity Enjoyment on an immersive VR exergaming platform. IEEE Life Sciences Conference: Multi-society perspectives on personalized healthcare and wearables 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]
  • Mighell, D., Ahmadpour, N. (2017). Quest Time with Daring the Dog: An exergame for children with cerebral Palsy. IEEE Life Sciences Conference: Multi-society perspectives on personalized healthcare and wearables 2017, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [More Information]

2016

  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2016). Aircraft passenger comfort experience: Underlying factors and differentiation from discomfort. Applied Ergonomics, 52, 301-308. [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Kuhne, M., Robert, J., Vink, P. (2016). Attitudes towards personal and shared space during the flight. Work, 54(4), 981-987. [More Information]
  • Ahmadpour, N., Kiernan, A. (2016). Design for Ageing-in-place: Evidence from Australia. 50th Anniversary Conference of the Design Research Society (DRS 2016), London: Design Research Society. [More Information]

2015

  • Kiernan, A., Ahmadpour, N., Pedell, S., Mayasari, A. (2015). Lights, Camera, Action: Using animations to co-evaluate user experience scenarios. The 27th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2015), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

2014

  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2014). A study of passengers' real-time emotional responses and comfort experience during the flight using an experience sampling method. In Yong Gu Ji and Sooshin Choi (Eds.), Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design, (pp. 194-202). United States: AHFE Conference.
  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2014). A study of passengers' real-time emotional responses and comfort experience during the flight using the experience sampling method. AHFE 2014: Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design, Poland: AHFE Conference.
  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Lindgaard, G. (2014). Exploring the Cognitive Structure of Aircraft Passengers' Emotions in Relation to Their Comfort Experience. KEER2014: 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference, Linkopings universitet: Linkoping University Electronic Press.
  • Ahmadpour, N. (2014). OCC model: application and comparison to the dimensional model of emotions. KEER2014: 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference, Linkopings universitet: Linkoping University Electronic Press.
  • Ahmadpour, N., Lindgaard, G., Robert, J., Pownall, B. (2014). The thematic structure of passenger comfort experience and its relationship to the context features in the aircraft cabin. Ergonomics, 57(6), 801-815. [More Information]

2013

  • Ahmadpour, N., Robert, J., Pownall, B. (2013). The dynamics of passenger comfort experience: understanding the relationship between passenger and the aircraft cabin interior. The International Conference of Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI'13), Toronto: Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.

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