Dr Markus Rittenbruch is highly experienced researcher and academic in the field of Interaction Design with over 25 years of professional work experience in the fields of Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). He holds an ongoing appointment as Associate Professor in Interaction Design and a leadership role as Academic Lead Research at the School of Design. He is currently a Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery on Geoprivacy & Location Awareness, a Chief Investigator and co-lead for the Program on Human-Robot Interaction at the Australian Cobotics Centre (ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Collaborative Robotics), the co-lead for the Emerging Technologies program at the QUT Design Lab and a Design expert at the ARM Hub (Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Hub).
During his career, he has been invited to work at leading research organisations in Germany and Australia, including the Institute for Applied Informatics at the University of Bonn, Germany, the Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC), the University of Queensland, the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID), NICTA (now CSIRO/Data 61), and QUT, where he has held positions since 2010.
He has extensive experience as research leader, and a demonstrated track record of research excellence in fields related to Interaction Design, and the design-led application of emerging technologies. In his research, he combines knowledge about end-user-driven development of innovative technologies with a deep understanding of design theories and methodologies.
His strong research track record is evidenced by close to 80 peer-reviewed publications. Recent outputs include publication in leading journals and conferences in my field, such as CSCW, HCI, and TOCHI. His research expertise and impact are reflected by the award of significant research grants by Australian and European funding agencies of more than $10.7M throughout his career. Markus’ research particularly focusses on the design and evaluation of large-scale collaborative systems, collaborative visualisation systems, human-robot collaboration, ambient, ubiquitous and physical computing, natural user interfaces, large-screen multi-touch interfaces and innovative ways of interfacing with and visualising sensors and sensor data.