Dr Martin Tomitsch is Associate Professor and Chair of Design at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, where he leads the Design Lab and teaches interaction and user experience design. His research focuses on the role of design for shaping the interactions between people and technology. He is co-founder of the Austrian Network for Information and Communication Technologies for Development ( and the global Media Architecture Institute (, and holds adjunct positions at the Vienna University of Technology and the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is author of “Design Think Make Break Repeat” (published by BIS) which is a handbook of design methods and “Making Cities Smarter” (published by Jovis) which introduces user-experience design principles to smart cities.