Shahriman Zainal Abidin Product Design


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Associate Professor Dr. Shahriman Zainal Abidin is Reader in Industrial Design at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia. At the UiTM, he is also Head of Steering Committee for Formgiving Design Research Group, and Director of Communities of Research (CoRe): Humanities, Design and Creativity under the Institute of Research Management & Innovation (IRMI).

His research interest is in the area of Design Thinking and Formgiving. He has gained a PhD in Industrial Design Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) with the thesis title “Practice-based design thinking for form development and detailing”, MA in Automotive Design from the Coventry University, and BDes (Industrial) from the UiTM.

In 2013, he has been seconded at PROTON as subject matter expert on the task: Develop core methodologies with regard to Styling DNA for both Exterior & Interior across A, B, C, D and K segments. Deliverable: Publish a manual with clearly defined guidelines to be used as a unified point of reference.

In 2014, he has received 1st prize for National Intellectual Property Award (Industrial Design category) from the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) & MyIPO Award for the UiTM.

He has been appointed as Editorial Panel for PROTON Journal of Engineering 2014/2015 in Malaysia, Editorial Panel for PROTON Journal of Engineering 2016/2017 in Malaysia, Editor-In-Chief for i-CADER 2015 in Malaysia, Editor for ISRADH 2014 in Malaysia, Editor for i-CADER 2014 in Malaysia, Scientific Reviewer for E&PDE 2016 in Denmark, Scientific Reviewer for ICED 2015 in Italy, Scientific Reviewer for E&PDE 2015 in United Kingdom, Scientific Reviewer for DESIRE 2011 in Netherlands, Scientific Reviewer for ACM Creativity & Cognition 2011 in USA, and Scientific Reviewer for NordDesign 2006 in Iceland.

He has received an International grant Erasmus+ (MAKING4.0) with the value of €101.991,00 (sub-project) under €947.450,00, sponsored by the European Commission under the European Union and the National grant for research of Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS), Prototype Research Grant Scheme (PRGS), Translational Research Grant, and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) from the Ministry of Education Malaysia with values of RM951,711.00. Also, he has published more than 40 papers in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, India, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Estonia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom, and United States of America.