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Dr Nurul ‘Ayn Ahmad Sayuti

Info

  • Ayn Sayuti is a Visiting Researcher with a scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Her research interests are biophilic design, bio-inspired design, furniture design, emotional design and innovative cultural products.

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  • Biography

  • Nurul ‘Ayn Ahmad Sayuti is currently a sponsored researcher in the School of Design. She has been awarded a scholarship for the postdoctoral/sub-expertise programme from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. She has been with the Industrial Design Department, Faculty of Art & Design, UiTM Kedah, Malaysia, since November 2006. She graduated from the University of Canberra, Australia, with a PhD in Environmental Design in April 2017. She also has a Master's degree in Design Technology from UiTM, Malaysia. 

  • External collaborations

  • Sayuti, N.A.A, Zainal @ Ismail M. A., Azizan, M. Z., Ahmad Zamri, A.F. and Ab Hamid, A. H., 2019. The Development of Typology Matrixes on Design Patterns Inspired by the Mangrove Species of Sungai Merbok. In Conference Proceeding: The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH), Tokyo, Japan. 

    Sayuti, N.A.A., Montana–Hoyos, C. and Bonollo, E., 2018. Biophilic Design: Why Do Designers Incorporate Living Organisms in Furniture Design?. In Conference Proceeding: The Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2018). University of Bath, UK.

    Sayuti, N.A.A., Zainal, M.A., Zamri, A.F.A. and Azizan, M.Z., 2018. From Culture to Innovative Product: Batik Design in Porcelain Wares. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment, 5(2), pp.25-39.

    Sayuti, N.A.A., Montana-Hoyos, C. and Bonollo, E., 2015. A Study of Furniture Design Incorporating Living Organisms with Particular Reference to Biophilic and Emotional Design Criteria. Academic Journal of Science, 4(1), pp.75-106 and presented at the International Journal of Arts and Science Conference (IJAS 2014), Freiburg, Germany.

    A Study of Emotions, Influences, and Perceptions of Furniture Design Incorporating Living Organisms, presented at the PhD Colloquium, International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference (IASDR 2015), Brisbane, Australia.

    A Study of Emotions, Influences, and Perceptions of Furniture Design Incorporating Living Organisms, presented at the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS 2013) UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Sayuti, N.A.A, Zainal @ Ismail M. A., Azizan, M. Z., Ahmad Zamri, A.F. and Ab Hamid, A. H., 2019. The Development of Typology Matrixes on Design Patterns Inspired by the Mangrove Species of Sungai Merbok. In Conference Proceeding: The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH), Tokyo, Japan. 

    Sayuti, N.A.A., Montana–Hoyos, C. and Bonollo, E., 2018. Biophilic Design: Why Do Designers Incorporate Living Organisms in Furniture Design?. In Conference Proceeding: The Fifth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC2018). University of Bath, UK.

    Sayuti, N.A.A., Zainal, M.A., Zamri, A.F.A. and Azizan, M.Z., 2018. From Culture to Innovative Product: Batik Design in Porcelain Wares. Malaysian Journal of Sustainable Environment, 5(2), pp.25-39.

    Sayuti, N.A.A., Montana-Hoyos, C. and Bonollo, E., 2015. A Study of Furniture Design Incorporating Living Organisms with Particular Reference to Biophilic and Emotional Design Criteria. Academic Journal of Science, 4(1), pp.75-106 and presented at the International Journal of Arts and Science Conference (IJAS 2014), Freiburg, Germany.

    A Study of Emotions, Influences, and Perceptions of Furniture Design Incorporating Living Organisms, presented at the PhD Colloquium, International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference (IASDR 2015), Brisbane, Australia.

    A Study of Emotions, Influences, and Perceptions of Furniture Design Incorporating Living Organisms, presented at the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS 2013) UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

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  • Awards and Grants

  • September 2019 – August 2021: Malaysian Higher Education Scholarship for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Royal College of Art London (RCA), United Kingdom

    December 2012 – May 2016: Malaysian Higher Education Scholarship for PhD in Environmental Design at University of Canberra, Australia

Selected work

Research

Current and recent research

2019: The Development of Typologies, Design Patterns and Scaled Models Bio-Inspired by Mangrove Species. In progress.  

2019: Phase 2: The Development of Design Patterns Inspired by the Mangrove Species of Sungai Merbok, Malaysia 

2019: From Culture to Contemporary Product: A Study on Songket Motives Preferences and the Incorporation into Product Design. 

2018/2019: Biophilic Plate: Living Art (Series I, II, III, IV, V)

2018/2019: Mangroves Inspired Shelving (Scaled Models) 

2018/ 2019: A Study of Emotional Responses towards Furniture Designs That Incorporate Living Organisms (FDLOs).

2018/ 2019: Nurturing Biophilic Design and Nature Inspired in Furniture Design Project.