Assoc Prof Martin Tomitsch

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    Chair of Design and Director of Innovation, University of Sydney

    Dr Martin Tomitsch is Associate Professor and Chair of Design at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, where he teaches interaction and user experience design. He is also the Director of Innovation (Education – Entrepreneurship and Engagement) for the University of Sydney, and co-founder of the Austrian Network for Information and Communication Technologies for Development ( and the global Media Architecture Institute ( He holds adjunct positions at the Vienna University of Technology and the Beijing CAFA Visual Art Innovation Institute, where he is a Visiting Professor in Media Architecture. His research focuses on the role of design for shaping the interactions between people and technology, and how digital technology and design processes can improve life in cities. His recent books include “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.

    Martin will be discussing design, planning, and governance practice that shape our built environment on the Clever Cities panel for the United Nation’s Urban Thinkers Campus day.

    Martin will join the Future of  Work and Living panel at the Change by Design Asia-Pacific Symposium.