Dr Martin Tomitsch

MSc (Informatics), PhD (Informatics)
Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Dr Martin Tomitsch is a Chief Investigator on this study funded by the Henry Halloran Trust. Through the City Concepts project, he hopes to discover new ways to engage citizens and improve liveability in cities through weaving digital technologies and concepts into the fabric of the built environment. Martin’s contribution to the City Concepts project is his expertise in media architecture, specifically the design of public interfaces.

Outside the City Concepts project, Martin is also a senior lecturer in the design lab at the University of Sydney and director of the Design Computing program. Recently he has been involved with the ARC-funded Encircle project, investigating the uses of digital information technology in public transport environments, as well as the quirky Neighbourhood Scoreboards project, which encouraged persuasive public feedback around energy usage.

Martin’s field of research is media architecture, which includes design issues, technological challenges and social considerations around integrating digital technologies into the urban space. His particular research focuses on investigating and applying interaction design principles to create digital experiences in the urban environment.

In March 2013, Martin was the keynote speaker at the CSIRO Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Annual Conference in Melbourne. He has written and co-authored 59 publications, most notably Infostructure: a transport research project (co-authored with Hank Haeusler and Nicole Gardner), and New Media Facades: a global survey (co-authored with Hank Haeusler and Gernot Tscherteu).

Contact Details:
Dr Martin Tomitsch Design Lab
Faculty of Architecture
Design and Planning The University of Sydney Room 276
Wilkinson Building
G04 Sydney NSW 2006

Phone: +61 2 9351 4610
Email: martin.tomitsch@sydney.edu.au
Website: http://web.arch.usyd.edu.au/~mtomitsch/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martintomitsch
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=98vKt4YAAAAJ&hl=en
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