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Associate Professor and Head of Design, University of Sydney

Dr Martin Tomitsch is an Associate Professor in Design and the Head of Design Lab at the University of Sydney, where he teaches interaction design and human-computer interaction. He is the Director of the Design Computing program and a member of the Design Lab, an interdisciplinary research group within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.

His primary research interest is the application of user-centred interaction design methods and the study of user behaviours to inform the development of novel interfaces and interaction techniques for everyday life. In his research work he emphasises the design and evaluation of new approaches to human-computer interaction.

He is co-author of ‘New Media Facades’ published by av edition and over sixty articles published in journals and academic conferences. He holds a visiting lecturer appointment with the Research Group for Industrial Software (INSO) at the Vienna University of Technology, is a founding member of the Media Architecture Institute (MAI), NSW state co-chair for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), and committee member of several international workshops and conferences.

Prior to commencing his position at the University of Sydney, he worked as interface designer in large software and IT projects.


  • 2015–present
    Chair of the Design Lab, The University of Sydney
  • 2015–present
    Associate Professor and Head of Design, The University of Sydney
  • 2014–2015
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2009–2013
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney
  • 2004–2008
    Research and Teaching Assistant, Vienna University of Technology

Professional Memberships

  • State Co-Chair for NSW at the Australian Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (CHISIG)

Research Areas

  • Design Practice And Management (1203)
  • Digital And Interaction Design (120304)
  • Design Innovation (120302)
  • Community Planning (120501)