Dr Martin Tomitsch is Associate Professor and Head 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 a visiting professorship in media architecture at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Visual Art Innovation Institute. 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.