Dr Martin Tomitsch

PhD; MSocEcSc; MSc;
Senior Lecturer
Director of Bachelor of Design Computing

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4610

Biographical details

Dr Martin Tomitsch is a Senior Lecturer 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.

For more information, please visit Martin's personal webpage

Research interests

  • Interaction design in urban environments
  • Urban user experience design
  • Media architecture
  • Mobile interaction design
  • Design research and methods
  • Design education

Teaching and supervision


Current Teaching:
Previous Teaching:

Current Honours and Postgraduate Supervision

Jingwen Cao | MPhil student | Understanding the Cultural Factors in Public Interactive Display Design | 2013, ongoing.

Eliel De La Cruz | PhD student | Technology and Design Intent Communication in the Design Process | 2013, ongoing.

Joel Fredericks | PhD student | Digital Pop-Up Engagement: Enhancing Community Engagement for Healthy Built Environments through the use of Urban Interaction Design | 2014, ongoing.

Luke Hespanhol | PhD student | Interactive Media Architecture: Public Spaces, People and the User-Centred Design of Hybrid Urban Envirionments | 2013, ongoing.

Xavier Ho | PhD student | Mapping the Idea Transmediation: Inspiration Visualisation in Game Design| 2013, ongoing.

Callum Parker | MPhil student | Designing for personalised interactive experiences at digital public displays using augmented reality | 2014, ongoing.

Nikash Singh | PhD student | Postal: personal information management in email | 2010, ongoing.


Previous Honours and Postgraduate Supervision

Stefan Bachl | Visiting Master Student (DECO) | Effects of personal displays and transfer techniques on collaboration in multi-touch based multi-display environments | 2010-2011.

Steven Bai | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Integrating Playful Familiarity and Persuasive Technology to Create a New Approach for Motivating Positive Behaviours in Urban Environments | 2014.

Tamara Chahine | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Designing and evaluating mobile personal and urban informatics applications for public transport | 2011.

Oliver Dawson | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Augmented Architecture Interfaces: designing for interpersonal interactions in building space | 2011.

James Dumesny | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Investigating new methods of linking physical and digital information | 2012.

Jessie Pei-Hong Hsu | Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts (Honours) | An intelligent display of individual power consumption | 2010.

Mandy Leung | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Evaluating the externalisation of online social status through visualisation | 2010.

Athony Milou | MPhil student (Associate Supervisor) | Play Engines: search engine alternative for knowledge augmentation in design education | 2008-2011.

Nikash Singh | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Designing and evaluating a human-centred browser extension to ease online interaction | 2009.

Philip Staud | Visiting Master Student (DECO) | Identifying design directions for social network goal sharing applications | 2009-2011.

Nick Woods | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Game-to-donate: Gamification for Mobilising Non-Donating University Students | 2014.

Emila Yang | Bachelor of Design Computing (Honours) | Fictional Realities: Interactions with Ubiquitous Displays in Location-Based Storytelling | 2013.

Associations

  • State chair | CHISIG(Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group) NSW.
  • Member | Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.
  • Faculty representative | eLearning working group of the University of Sydney
  • Division representative | Senior Executive Group Research Training Committee (2014-2015)
  • Founding member | Media Architecture Institute (MAI)
  • Founding member | Austrian Network for Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D.aT)

Awards and honours

Selected grants

2015

  • Development of a Browser Extension to Enhance Accessibility in Online Libraries for the Vision Impaired; Tomitsch M, Wilson K; AuDA Foundation/Research Grant.

2014

  • Vivid Light Sydney 2014; Tomitsch M; AGB Events/Vivid Light Sydney 2014 Support.

2013

  • Professional development for academics: Evaluating a personalised mobile website for learning from student feedback; Tomitsch M, Curwood J, Hendry G, Thomson K; Office of Learning and Teaching, Australian Government/OLT Grants - Seed Projects.

2012

  • Responsive transport environments: spatial and visual user information technologies to allow improved passenger flow and a better customer experience; Haeusler M, Tomitsch M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M., Tscherteu, G. (2012). New Media Facades: A Global Survey. Ludwigsberg: Avedition.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2008). Thesis: Interactive Ceiling - Ambient Information Display for Architectural Environments. Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2004). Thesis: Trends and Evolution of Window Interfaces - A Discussion on Interfaces and Interaction Techniques for Window management. Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology.

Edited Books

  • Gardner, N., Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Infostructure: A Transport Research Project. Sydney: Freerange Press.

Book Chapters

  • Tomitsch, M. (2014). The History and Future of Interaction Design in Public Transport Environments. In Nicole Gardner, Dr M. Hank Haeusler, Briedy Mahar (Eds.), Interchanging: Future designs for responsive transport environments, (pp. 103-107). Baunach, Germany: Spurbuchverlag.
  • Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Urban Informatics in Public Transport. In Nicole Gardner, M. Hank Haeusler and Martin Tomitsch (Eds.), Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, (pp. 10-13). Sydney: Freerange Press.

Journals

  • Hendry, G., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Implementing an exemplar-based approach in an interaction design subject: Enhancing students' awareness of the need to be creative. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 24(3), 337-348. [More Information]
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Understanding the effects of contextual constraints on performative behaviour in interactive media installations. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(7), 1651-1665. [More Information]
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Wac, K., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Editorial: Theme issue on electronic memories and life logging. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 17(4), 603-604. [More Information]
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Tomitsch, M., Wac, K., Tjoa, A. (2013). UbiqLog: a generic mobile phone-based life-log framework. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 17(4), 621-637. [More Information]
  • Vande Moere, A., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., Boesch, C., Grechenig, T. (2012). Evaluating the Effect of Style in Information Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12), 2739-2748. [More Information]
  • Tomitsch, M. (2011). Can International design competitions at conferences lead the way to a higher research degree? Synergy, 31(July), 32-38.
  • Fiford, R., Tomitsch, M., Dunstan, C., Plumbe, R. (2011). Exploring how elements of studio teaching can improve student engagement. Synergy, 31(July), 46-52.
  • Nichols, C., Dong, A., Maclurcan, D., Tomitsch, M. (2010). The role of design and technology in enhancing freedoms: a roundtable discussion. Human Rights Defender, 19(1), 22-24.

Conferences

  • Bown, O., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2014). A Survey of Programmers' Practices for Handling Complexity in Creative Coding. xCoAx 2014: Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Porto, Portugal: Universidade do Porto.
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M., Ackad, C., Kay, J. (2014). Icebreaker NUIs: Encouraging Social Conversations Around Interactive Urban Spaces. Social NUI - Social Perspectives in Natural User Interfaces Workshop as part of the DIS 2014 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Vancouver, Canada: ACM Digital Library.
  • De la Cruz, E., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Sketching and Communicating Design Intent: An analysis of Technology. ACROSS:Architectural Research through to Practice 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Genova: Genova University Press.
  • Ackad, C., Kay, J., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Towards Learnable Gestures for Exploring Hierarchical Information Spaces at a Large Public Display. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), New York, USA: ACM Digital Library.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2014). Towards the real-time city: An investigation of public displays for behaviour change and sustainable living. 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Nerang: Healthy Cities.
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M., Bown, O., Young, M. (2014). Using Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction to Promote Social Encounters Around Large Media Facades. DIS '14: Designing Interactive Systems Conference, ACM, NYC, New York, USA: The Association for Computing Machinery. [More Information]
  • Tomitsch, M., Ackad, C., Dawson, O., Hespanhol, L., Kay, J. (2014). Who cares about the Content? An Analysis of Playful Behaviour at a Public Display. The 3rd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Copenhagen, Denmark: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Grace, K., Wasinger, R., Ackad, C., Collins, A., Dawson, O., Gluga, R., Kay, J., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Conveying Interactivity at an Interactive Public Information Display. The Second International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis '13), New York: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Hespanhol, L., Bown, O., Cao, J., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of audio-visual cues in immersive user interfaces. 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI 2013), New York City, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Ackad, C., Wasinger, R., Gluga, R., Kay, J., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Measuring interactivity at an interactive public information display. 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI 2013), New York City, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Valkanova, N., Jorda, S., Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A. (2013). Reveal-it!: The Impact of a Social Visualization Projection on Public Awareness and Discourse. 31st Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013): Changing Perspectives, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • De la Cruz, E., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Towards Pervasive Hybrid Interfaces: Integration of Ubiquitous Computing Technology in the Design Process. 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Hong Kong: The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).
  • Singh, N., Tomitsch, M., Maher, M. (2013). Understanding the Management and Need For Awareness of Temporal Information in Email. Fourteenth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2013), Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Computer Society Inc.
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M. (2012). Designing for Collective Participation with Media Installations in Public Spaces. Media Architecture Biennale (MAB'12), New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library.
  • Tomitsch, M., Mitchell, M., Weng, H. (2012). Designing for Mobile Interaction with Augmented Objects. 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2012), New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M., Grace, K., Collins, A., Kay, J. (2012). Investigating Intuitiveness and Effectiveness of Gestures for Free Spatial Interaction with Large Displays. 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2012), New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Anjomshoaa, A., Tomitsch, M. (2011). A Framework for Long-Term Archiving of Pervasive Device Information. The 9th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia - MOMM 2011, New York, United States of America: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Vande Moere, A., Tomitsch, M., Hoinkis, M., Trefz, E., Johansen, S., Jones, A. (2011). Comparative feedback in the street: Exposing residential energy consumption on house facades. 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [More Information]
  • Tscherteu, G., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Design Urban Media Environments as Cultural Spaces. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Leung, M., Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A. (2011). Designing a personal visualization projection of online social identity. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M. (2011). Designing Mobile Personal Informatics Applications for Urban Settings. Digital Cities 7 - Real World Experiences International Workshop in conjunction with 5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies (C&T) 2011, X: ACM Digital Library.
  • Hespanhol, L., Sogono, M., Wu, G., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Elastic Experiences: Designing Adaptive Interaction for Individuals and Crowds in the Public Space. 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Design, Culture and Interaction (OzCHI 2011), Canberra, Australia: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Barker, T., Gardner, N., Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Infostructures - Embedding Media Facades in Public Transport. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Barker, T., Gardner, N., Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Last Train to Trancentral: From infrastructure to 'info'structure: A case study of embedding digital technology into existing public transport infrastructures. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Momeni, E., Wac, K., Tomitsch, M., Tjoa, A. (2011). Supporting Forgetting and Semantic Enrichment of e-Memories through Annotation. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Bachl, S., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Grechenig, T. (2011). The effects of personal displays and transfer techniques on collaboration strategies in multi-touch based multi-display environments. 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [More Information]
  • Bachl, S., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., Grechenig, T. (2010). Challenges for Designing the User Experience of Multi-touch Interfaces. 2nd ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems – EICS'10, New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Beilharz, K., Vande Moere, A., Stiel, B., Calo, C., Tomitsch, M., Lombard, A. (2010). Expressive Wearable Sonification and Visualisation: Design and Evaluation of a Flexible Display. 2010 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2010), Sydney, Australia: UTS.
  • de Berigny Wall, C., Tomitsch, M. (2010). InterANTARCTICA: Making Climate Change Tangible. 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (2010), Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
  • Tomitsch, M., Sturm, F., Konzett, M., Bolin, A., Wagner, I., Grechenig, T. (2010). Stories from the Field: Mobile Phone Usage and its Impact on People's Lives in East Africa. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies Development, London: ICTD - International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies Development. [More Information]
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Towards Digital Preservation of Pervasive Device Information. CHI 2010 Workshop | Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of Ones Life, Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M., Singh, N., Javadian, G. (2010). Using Diaries for Evaluating Interactive Products: The Relevance of Form and Context. OZCHI 2010, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Schlogl, R., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., Grechenig, T., Kappel, K. (2009). Audio-tactile location markers: accessible real-world tagging for the blind. The IASTED International Conference on Human Computer Interaction 2009, St Thomas, Virgin Islands (US): ACTA Press.
  • Konzett, M., Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2009). Designing an SMS-based application for seaweed farmers in Zanzibar and why it failed for now. INTERACT 2009 Workshop on Ethics, Roles & Relationships in Interaction Design in Developing Regions, Uppsala, Sweden: INTERACT 2009 Research and Practice.
  • Wimmer, C., Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2009). Evaluating the usability of one-dimensional fisheye lists for desktop interfaces. IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS), Algarve, Portugal: IADIS International association for development of the information society.
  • Lin, J., Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A. (2009). Zipper Communicator: Enabling Implicit Communication through Poetic Interaction with an Everyday Object. OZCHI 2009 Australian conference on Computer-Human Interaction 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), Melbourne: Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG).
  • Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A., Grechenig, T. (2008). A Framework for Architecture as a Medium for Expression (Workshop on Pervasive Expression). 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2008), Germany: Springer.
  • Tomitsch, M., Schlogl, R., Grechenig, T., Wimmer, C., Koltringer, T. (2008). Accessible Real-World Tagging through Audio-Tactile Location Markers. 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI08.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Vande Moere, A., Renan, S. (2008). Information Sky: Exploring the Visualization of Information on Architectural Ceilings. 12th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV 2008), Los Alamitos, CA, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Schlogl, R. (2008). Real-World Tagging in the Wild: On the Usability and Accessibility of NFC-based Interactions. Workshop on Future Mobile Experiences: next generation mobile interaction and contextualization, Lund, Sweden: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M., Aigner, W., Grechenig, T. (2007). A Concept to Support Seamless Spectator Participation in Sports Events Based on Wearable Motion Sensors. 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA 2007). (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Gasser, M., Pampalk, E., Tomitsch, M. (2007). A Content-Based User-Feedback Driven Playlist Generator and its Evaluation in a Real-World Scenario. Audio Mostly 2007: 2nd Conference on Interaction with Sound, Germany: Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2007). Design Implications for a Ubiquitous Ambient Sound Display for the Deaf. Conference and Workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision and Hearing Impairments: Assistive Technology for All Ages, CVHI 2007. CVHI.
  • Leitner, M., Tomitsch, M., Koltringer, T., Kappel, K., Grechenig, T. (2007). Designing Tangible Tabletop Interfaces for Patients in Rehabilitation. Conference and Workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision and Hearing Impairments: Assistive Technology for All Ages, CVHI 2007. CVHI.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2007). Interactive Ceiling - A Novel Information Space. 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Germany: Springer.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Mayrhofer, S. (2007). Mobility and Emotional Distance: Exploring the Ceiling as an Ambient Display to provide Remote Awareness. 3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE07, London: The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2007). Reaching for the Ceiling: Exploring Modes of Interaction. 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Germany: Springer.
  • Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Lehner, A., Grechenig, T. (2007). Towards A Taxonomy For Ambient Information Systems. Pervasive '07 Workshop.
  • Koltringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Zrno, M., Grechenig, T. (2007). Understanding Spatial Mobile Service Discovery using Pointing and Touching. CHI 2007 Reach Beyond Conference on human factors in computing systems, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Kappel, K., Tomitsch, M., Koltringer, T., Grechenig, T. (2006). Developing User Interface Guidelines for DVD Menus. CHI2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Kappel, K., Koltringer, T. (2006). Experiences from Designing a Tangible Musical Toy for Children. 5th International Conference for Interaction Design and Children IDC 2006, United States: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Koltringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Grechenig, T. (2006). Guidelines for Designing Usable DVD Menus. The 20th BCS HCI Group Conference. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Wascher, P. (2006). Personal and Private Calendar Interfaces support Private Patterns: e.g. Diaries, Relations, Emotional Expressions. 4th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI2006.
  • Koltringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Kalbeck, D., Grechenig, T. (2005). Implications for Designing the User Experience of DVD Menus. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2005. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Zuser, W., Scherz, A., Grechenig, T., Tomitsch, M. (2004). A pattern language for quality assurance with small resources - Action patterns. Ninth European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs - EuroPLoP 2004, Germany: UVK, Univ.-Verl. Konstanz.
  • Aigner, W., Tomitsch, M., Stroe, M., Rzepa, R. (2004). Be a judge!: wearable wireless motion sensors for audience participation. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI '04, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Visual Art

  • Tomitsch, M., Bai, L., Johnson, S. (2014). TetraBIN: Encouraging behaviour change through playful urban interventions. In: Vivid Light 2014. Vivid Sydney. Sydney, Australia.
  • Davis, W., Tomitsch, M. (2012). Chromapollination. In: Vivid Sydney. Destination NSW. West Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M. (2012). Metastasis. In: Digital Interdisciplinations. Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney. Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2008). Iraq 100. In: Visual Connections. The University of Sydney. School of IT Exhibition Space, Sydney, Australia, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Tomitsch, M., Tscherteu, G. (2010). Media Architecture Biennale 2010 (edited catalogue). Media Architecture Biennale 2010, (pp. 1 - 141). Vienna, Austria: Media Architecture Institute.

Live Performance - Interarts

  • Bown, O., Tomitsch, M., Hespanhol, L., Young, M. (2013). Solstice LAMP. Amplify/Vivid Festival. AMP Building, Sydney, Australia, Australia.

Digital Creative Works

  • Tomitsch, M., Tscherteu, G., Bucalon, B., McInerheney, J., Myers, L., Dawson, O. (2010). boxLEDs. Installation MediaArch Biennale, Kunstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria: realitylab and Media Architecture Institute.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Reinhardt, D., Tomitsch, M. (2012). digital interdisciplinations - prototypes: prosthetics, parasites. Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Tscherteu, G., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Media Architecture Biennale 2010. Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria: media architecture institute.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2008). Visual Connections. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Univesity of Sydney, School of Information Technologies.

2014

  • Bown, O., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2014). A Survey of Programmers' Practices for Handling Complexity in Creative Coding. xCoAx 2014: Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Porto, Portugal: Universidade do Porto.
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M., Ackad, C., Kay, J. (2014). Icebreaker NUIs: Encouraging Social Conversations Around Interactive Urban Spaces. Social NUI - Social Perspectives in Natural User Interfaces Workshop as part of the DIS 2014 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Vancouver, Canada: ACM Digital Library.
  • Hendry, G., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Implementing an exemplar-based approach in an interaction design subject: Enhancing students' awareness of the need to be creative. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 24(3), 337-348. [More Information]
  • De la Cruz, E., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Sketching and Communicating Design Intent: An analysis of Technology. ACROSS:Architectural Research through to Practice 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Genova: Genova University Press.
  • Tomitsch, M., Bai, L., Johnson, S. (2014). TetraBIN: Encouraging behaviour change through playful urban interventions. In: Vivid Light 2014. Vivid Sydney. Sydney, Australia.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2014). The History and Future of Interaction Design in Public Transport Environments. In Nicole Gardner, Dr M. Hank Haeusler, Briedy Mahar (Eds.), Interchanging: Future designs for responsive transport environments, (pp. 103-107). Baunach, Germany: Spurbuchverlag.
  • Ackad, C., Kay, J., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Towards Learnable Gestures for Exploring Hierarchical Information Spaces at a Large Public Display. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), New York, USA: ACM Digital Library.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2014). Towards the real-time city: An investigation of public displays for behaviour change and sustainable living. 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Nerang: Healthy Cities.
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M. (2014). Understanding the effects of contextual constraints on performative behaviour in interactive media installations. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(7), 1651-1665. [More Information]
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M., Bown, O., Young, M. (2014). Using Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction to Promote Social Encounters Around Large Media Facades. DIS '14: Designing Interactive Systems Conference, ACM, NYC, New York, USA: The Association for Computing Machinery. [More Information]
  • Tomitsch, M., Ackad, C., Dawson, O., Hespanhol, L., Kay, J. (2014). Who cares about the Content? An Analysis of Playful Behaviour at a Public Display. The 3rd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Copenhagen, Denmark: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]

2013

  • Grace, K., Wasinger, R., Ackad, C., Collins, A., Dawson, O., Gluga, R., Kay, J., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Conveying Interactivity at an Interactive Public Information Display. The Second International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis '13), New York: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Wac, K., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Editorial: Theme issue on electronic memories and life logging. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 17(4), 603-604. [More Information]
  • Hespanhol, L., Bown, O., Cao, J., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Evaluating the effectiveness of audio-visual cues in immersive user interfaces. 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI 2013), New York City, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Ackad, C., Wasinger, R., Gluga, R., Kay, J., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Measuring interactivity at an interactive public information display. 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration (OzCHI 2013), New York City, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Valkanova, N., Jorda, S., Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A. (2013). Reveal-it!: The Impact of a Social Visualization Projection on Public Awareness and Discourse. 31st Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013): Changing Perspectives, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Bown, O., Tomitsch, M., Hespanhol, L., Young, M. (2013). Solstice LAMP. Amplify/Vivid Festival. AMP Building, Sydney, Australia, Australia.
  • De la Cruz, E., Tomitsch, M. (2013). Towards Pervasive Hybrid Interfaces: Integration of Ubiquitous Computing Technology in the Design Process. 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Hong Kong: The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Tomitsch, M., Wac, K., Tjoa, A. (2013). UbiqLog: a generic mobile phone-based life-log framework. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 17(4), 621-637. [More Information]
  • Singh, N., Tomitsch, M., Maher, M. (2013). Understanding the Management and Need For Awareness of Temporal Information in Email. Fourteenth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2013), Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Computer Society Inc.

2012

  • Davis, W., Tomitsch, M. (2012). Chromapollination. In: Vivid Sydney. Destination NSW. West Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M. (2012). Designing for Collective Participation with Media Installations in Public Spaces. Media Architecture Biennale (MAB'12), New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library.
  • Tomitsch, M., Mitchell, M., Weng, H. (2012). Designing for Mobile Interaction with Augmented Objects. 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2012), New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Reinhardt, D., Tomitsch, M. (2012). digital interdisciplinations - prototypes: prosthetics, parasites. Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Vande Moere, A., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., Boesch, C., Grechenig, T. (2012). Evaluating the Effect of Style in Information Visualization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 18(12), 2739-2748. [More Information]
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M., Grace, K., Collins, A., Kay, J. (2012). Investigating Intuitiveness and Effectiveness of Gestures for Free Spatial Interaction with Large Displays. 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2012), New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library. [More Information]
  • Hespanhol, L., Tomitsch, M. (2012). Metastasis. In: Digital Interdisciplinations. Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney. Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M., Tscherteu, G. (2012). New Media Facades: A Global Survey. Ludwigsberg: Avedition.

2011

  • Rawassizadeh, R., Anjomshoaa, A., Tomitsch, M. (2011). A Framework for Long-Term Archiving of Pervasive Device Information. The 9th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia - MOMM 2011, New York, United States of America: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]
  • Tomitsch, M. (2011). Can International design competitions at conferences lead the way to a higher research degree? Synergy, 31(July), 32-38.
  • Vande Moere, A., Tomitsch, M., Hoinkis, M., Trefz, E., Johansen, S., Jones, A. (2011). Comparative feedback in the street: Exposing residential energy consumption on house facades. 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [More Information]
  • Tscherteu, G., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Design Urban Media Environments as Cultural Spaces. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Leung, M., Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A. (2011). Designing a personal visualization projection of online social identity. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M. (2011). Designing Mobile Personal Informatics Applications for Urban Settings. Digital Cities 7 - Real World Experiences International Workshop in conjunction with 5th International Conference on Communities & Technologies (C&T) 2011, X: ACM Digital Library.
  • Hespanhol, L., Sogono, M., Wu, G., Saunders, R., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Elastic Experiences: Designing Adaptive Interaction for Individuals and Crowds in the Public Space. 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Design, Culture and Interaction (OzCHI 2011), Canberra, Australia: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Fiford, R., Tomitsch, M., Dunstan, C., Plumbe, R. (2011). Exploring how elements of studio teaching can improve student engagement. Synergy, 31(July), 46-52.
  • Barker, T., Gardner, N., Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Infostructures - Embedding Media Facades in Public Transport. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Barker, T., Gardner, N., Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2011). Last Train to Trancentral: From infrastructure to 'info'structure: A case study of embedding digital technology into existing public transport infrastructures. 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2011, Hong Kong, China: CAADRIA.
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Momeni, E., Wac, K., Tomitsch, M., Tjoa, A. (2011). Supporting Forgetting and Semantic Enrichment of e-Memories through Annotation. ACM 29th International on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Bachl, S., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Grechenig, T. (2011). The effects of personal displays and transfer techniques on collaboration strategies in multi-touch based multi-display environments. 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. [More Information]

2010

  • Tomitsch, M., Tscherteu, G., Bucalon, B., McInerheney, J., Myers, L., Dawson, O. (2010). boxLEDs. Installation MediaArch Biennale, Kunstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria: realitylab and Media Architecture Institute.
  • Bachl, S., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., Grechenig, T. (2010). Challenges for Designing the User Experience of Multi-touch Interfaces. 2nd ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems – EICS'10, New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Beilharz, K., Vande Moere, A., Stiel, B., Calo, C., Tomitsch, M., Lombard, A. (2010). Expressive Wearable Sonification and Visualisation: Design and Evaluation of a Flexible Display. 2010 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2010), Sydney, Australia: UTS.
  • Gardner, N., Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Infostructure: A Transport Research Project. Sydney: Freerange Press.
  • de Berigny Wall, C., Tomitsch, M. (2010). InterANTARCTICA: Making Climate Change Tangible. 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (2010), Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
  • Tscherteu, G., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Media Architecture Biennale 2010. Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria: media architecture institute.
  • Tomitsch, M., Tscherteu, G. (2010). Media Architecture Biennale 2010 (edited catalogue). Media Architecture Biennale 2010, (pp. 1 - 141). Vienna, Austria: Media Architecture Institute.
  • Tomitsch, M., Sturm, F., Konzett, M., Bolin, A., Wagner, I., Grechenig, T. (2010). Stories from the Field: Mobile Phone Usage and its Impact on People's Lives in East Africa. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies Development, London: ICTD - International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies Development. [More Information]
  • Nichols, C., Dong, A., Maclurcan, D., Tomitsch, M. (2010). The role of design and technology in enhancing freedoms: a roundtable discussion. Human Rights Defender, 19(1), 22-24.
  • Rawassizadeh, R., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Towards Digital Preservation of Pervasive Device Information. CHI 2010 Workshop | Know Thyself: Monitoring and Reflecting on Facets of Ones Life, Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Haeusler, M., Tomitsch, M. (2010). Urban Informatics in Public Transport. In Nicole Gardner, M. Hank Haeusler and Martin Tomitsch (Eds.), Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, (pp. 10-13). Sydney: Freerange Press.
  • Tomitsch, M., Singh, N., Javadian, G. (2010). Using Diaries for Evaluating Interactive Products: The Relevance of Form and Context. OZCHI 2010, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

2009

  • Schlogl, R., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., Grechenig, T., Kappel, K. (2009). Audio-tactile location markers: accessible real-world tagging for the blind. The IASTED International Conference on Human Computer Interaction 2009, St Thomas, Virgin Islands (US): ACTA Press.
  • Konzett, M., Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2009). Designing an SMS-based application for seaweed farmers in Zanzibar and why it failed for now. INTERACT 2009 Workshop on Ethics, Roles & Relationships in Interaction Design in Developing Regions, Uppsala, Sweden: INTERACT 2009 Research and Practice.
  • Wimmer, C., Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2009). Evaluating the usability of one-dimensional fisheye lists for desktop interfaces. IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS), Algarve, Portugal: IADIS International association for development of the information society.
  • Lin, J., Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A. (2009). Zipper Communicator: Enabling Implicit Communication through Poetic Interaction with an Everyday Object. OZCHI 2009 Australian conference on Computer-Human Interaction 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), Melbourne: Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG).

2008

  • Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A., Grechenig, T. (2008). A Framework for Architecture as a Medium for Expression (Workshop on Pervasive Expression). 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2008), Germany: Springer.
  • Tomitsch, M., Schlogl, R., Grechenig, T., Wimmer, C., Koltringer, T. (2008). Accessible Real-World Tagging through Audio-Tactile Location Markers. 5th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI08.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Vande Moere, A., Renan, S. (2008). Information Sky: Exploring the Visualization of Information on Architectural Ceilings. 12th IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV 2008), Los Alamitos, CA, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Tomitsch, M. (2008). Iraq 100. In: Visual Connections. The University of Sydney. School of IT Exhibition Space, Sydney, Australia, Australia.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Schlogl, R. (2008). Real-World Tagging in the Wild: On the Usability and Accessibility of NFC-based Interactions. Workshop on Future Mobile Experiences: next generation mobile interaction and contextualization, Lund, Sweden: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M. (2008). Thesis: Interactive Ceiling - Ambient Information Display for Architectural Environments. Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2008). Visual Connections. University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Univesity of Sydney, School of Information Technologies.

2007

  • Tomitsch, M., Aigner, W., Grechenig, T. (2007). A Concept to Support Seamless Spectator Participation in Sports Events Based on Wearable Motion Sensors. 2nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA 2007). (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Gasser, M., Pampalk, E., Tomitsch, M. (2007). A Content-Based User-Feedback Driven Playlist Generator and its Evaluation in a Real-World Scenario. Audio Mostly 2007: 2nd Conference on Interaction with Sound, Germany: Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2007). Design Implications for a Ubiquitous Ambient Sound Display for the Deaf. Conference and Workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision and Hearing Impairments: Assistive Technology for All Ages, CVHI 2007. CVHI.
  • Leitner, M., Tomitsch, M., Koltringer, T., Kappel, K., Grechenig, T. (2007). Designing Tangible Tabletop Interfaces for Patients in Rehabilitation. Conference and Workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision and Hearing Impairments: Assistive Technology for All Ages, CVHI 2007. CVHI.
  • Tomitsch, M. (2007). Interactive Ceiling - A Novel Information Space. 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Germany: Springer.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Mayrhofer, S. (2007). Mobility and Emotional Distance: Exploring the Ceiling as an Ambient Display to provide Remote Awareness. 3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE07, London: The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T. (2007). Reaching for the Ceiling: Exploring Modes of Interaction. 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Germany: Springer.
  • Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Lehner, A., Grechenig, T. (2007). Towards A Taxonomy For Ambient Information Systems. Pervasive '07 Workshop.
  • Koltringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Zrno, M., Grechenig, T. (2007). Understanding Spatial Mobile Service Discovery using Pointing and Touching. CHI 2007 Reach Beyond Conference on human factors in computing systems, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

2006

  • Kappel, K., Tomitsch, M., Koltringer, T., Grechenig, T. (2006). Developing User Interface Guidelines for DVD Menus. CHI2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Kappel, K., Koltringer, T. (2006). Experiences from Designing a Tangible Musical Toy for Children. 5th International Conference for Interaction Design and Children IDC 2006, United States: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Koltringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Grechenig, T. (2006). Guidelines for Designing Usable DVD Menus. The 20th BCS HCI Group Conference. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Wascher, P. (2006). Personal and Private Calendar Interfaces support Private Patterns: e.g. Diaries, Relations, Emotional Expressions. 4th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI2006.

2005

  • Koltringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Kalbeck, D., Grechenig, T. (2005). Implications for Designing the User Experience of DVD Menus. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2005. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

2004

  • Zuser, W., Scherz, A., Grechenig, T., Tomitsch, M. (2004). A pattern language for quality assurance with small resources - Action patterns. Ninth European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs - EuroPLoP 2004, Germany: UVK, Univ.-Verl. Konstanz.
  • Aigner, W., Tomitsch, M., Stroe, M., Rzepa, R. (2004). Be a judge!: wearable wireless motion sensors for audience participation. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI '04, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Tomitsch, M. (2004). Thesis: Trends and Evolution of Window Interfaces - A Discussion on Interfaces and Interaction Techniques for Window management. Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology.

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