Dr Martin Tomitsch


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Dr
Martin Tomitsch
Lecturer in Design Computing, Program Coordinator Bachelor of Design Computing
Room 276, G04 'Wilkinson Building', 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
+61 2 9351 4610

 


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Research Areas | Units and Programs | Academic Qualifications | Professional Experience | Memberships and Associations | Biography | Publications and Outputs | Postgraduate Supervision

Research areas:

  • Tangible and ubiquitous computing (for everyday scenarios).
  • Large-scale displays and (engaging) media facades.
  • Mobile interaction design for developing countries, including user-centred design for development.

Units and Programs

  • DECO2102 | Interactive Multimedia Design
  • DECO2200 | Interaction Design Studio
  • DECO3005 | Advanced Interaction Design
  • DECO3100 | Information Visualisation Design Studio

Academic Qualifications

  • MSc
  • MSocEcSc
  • PhD

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer | Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

Memberships and Associations

  • State Chair |CHISIG (Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group) NSW.
  • Member | Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.
  • Faculty representative | eLearning working group of the University of Sydney

Biography

Dr Martin Tomitsch's 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.

For more information, please visit Martin's personal webpage.

Publications and Outputs

Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Conference Presentations and Publications | Commentary and Design Works | Public Lectures and Presentations


Books

2010 | Gardner, N., Haeusler, M.H., and Tomitsch, M., Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, Freerange Press, Christchurch.

2010 | Tscherteu, G., and Tomitsch, M., Media Architecture Biennale, Exhibition catalogue, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna.

Book Chapters

2010 | Haeusler, M.H., and Tomitsch, M., 'Urban Informatics in Public Transport', in Gardner, N., Haeusler, M.H., and Tomitsch, M., Infostructure: A Transport Research Project, Freerange Press, Christchurch.

Journal Articles

2012 | Rawassizadeh, R, Tomitsch, M, Wac, K, Tjoa, A 2012, UbiqLog: a generic mobile phone-based life-log framework, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

2011 | Fiford, R J, Tomitsch, M, Dunstan, C R, Plumbe, R 2011, Exploring how elements of studio teaching can improve student engagement, Synergy, 31(July), 46-52

2011 | Tomitsch, M 2011, Can International design competitions at conferences lead the way to a higher research degree?, Synergy, 31(July), 32-38

Conference presentations and publications

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, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, United States of America, 2011, 244-247

2011 | Bachl, S., Tomitsch, M, Kappel, K, and Grechenig, G. 'The effects of personal displays and transfer techniques on collaboration strategies in Multi-touch Based Multi-display Environments', Proceedings of the 14th IFI TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'11), Part I, LNCS, 6946 Springer.

2011 | Vande Moere, A., Tomitsch, M., Hoinkins, M., Johansen, S., and Trefz, E., 'Comparative Feedback in the Street: Exposing Residential Energy Consumption on House Facades', Proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT'11), Part 1, LNCS, 6946, Springer.

2011 | Leung, M., Tomitsch, M., and Vande Moere, A., 'Designing a personal visualization projection of online social identity', Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '11), ACM, New York NY USA, 1843-1848.

[b||2011]]Hespanhol, L, Sogono, M C, 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), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Canberra, Australia, 148-151

2011 | Barker, T., Gardner, N., Haeusler, M.H., and Tomitsch., M, 'Last train to trancentral - from infrastructure to info-structure: a case study of embedding digital technology inot existing public transport infrastructures', Presented at the 16th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CADRIA'11), April 2011, Newcastle Australia.

2011 | 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, ACM Digital Library, X

2011 | Tscherteu, G and Tomitsch, M., 'Desinging urban media enviornments as cultural spaces', CHI 2011 Workshop on Large Urban Displays in Public Life, May 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

2011 | Barker, T, Gardner, N, Haeusler, H. and Tomitsch, M., 'Infostructures - embedding media facades in public transport', CHI 2011 Workshop on Large Urban Displays in Public Life, May 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

2011 | Rawassizadeh, R., Momeni, E, Wac, K., Tomitsch, M and Tjoa, A., "Supporting Forgetting and Semantic Enrichment of e-Memories through Annotation", CHI 2011 Workshop on Bridging Practices., Theories and Technologies to Support Reminiscence, May 2011, Vancouver Canada.

2011 | 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, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 6948, 373-390



2010 | Tomitsch, M., Singh, N, and Javadian, G., 'Using diaries for evaluating interactive products: the relevance of form and context', Proceedings of the Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction (OZCHI'10), ACM Press.

2010 | Tomitsch, M., Sturm, F, Konzett, M., Bolin, A., Wagner, I., and Grechnig, T., 'Stories from the Field: Mobile Phone Usage and its Impact on People's lives in East Africa', Poster presented at the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD'10).

2010 | Beilharz, K, Vande Moere, A, Stiel, B., calvo, C., Tomitsch, M., and Lombard, A., 'Expressive Wearable Sonification and Visualisation: Design and Evaluation of a Flexible Display', Proceedings of the 2010 conference on new interfaces for musical expression (NIME2010).

2010 | Wall, C., and Tomitsch, M, 'InterANTARCTICA: Making Climate Change Tangible', 8th International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2010 | Rawassizadeh, R., and Tomitsch, M., 'Towards digital preservation of pervasive device information', Know thyself: monitoring and reflecting on the facets of one's life CHI 2010 Workshop.

2010 | Bachl, S., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., and Grechenig, T., 'Challenges for Designing the User Experience of Multi-touch Interfaces', presented at the Engineering Patterns for Multi-Touch Interfaces workshop MUTI'10), of the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, Berlin, Germany.

2009 | Wimmer, C., Tomitsch, M and Grechenig, T., 'Evaluating the usability of one-dimensional fisheye lists for desktop interfaces', IADIS conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, Algarve, Portugal.

2009 | Konzett, M., Tomitsch, M., and Grechenig, T., 'Designing an SMS-based application for seaweed farmers in Zanzibar and why it failed for now', INTERACT 2009 Workshop on Ethics, Roles and Relationships in Interaction Desing in Developing Regions, Uppsala, Sweden.

2009 | Schlögl, R., Tomitsch, M., Wimmer, C., Grechenig, T., and Kappel, K, 'Audio-tactile location markers: accessible real-world tagging for the blind', IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OZCHI'09).

2008 | Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Vande Moere, A., & Sheldon, R., 'Information Sky: Exploring Ceiling-based data representations', Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation.

2008 | Tomitsch, M., Vande Moere, A, 7 Grechenig, T., 'A framework for architecture as a medium for expression', Workshop on pervasive visual, auditory and alternative modaility information display, co-locatd with the International Conference on pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2008).

2007 | Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., 'Reaching for the Ceiling: Exploring Modes on Interaction', Adjunct proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2007), Springer.

2007 | Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., and Mayrhofer, S., 'Mobility and emotional distance: exploring the ceiling as an ambient display to provide remote awarness', Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE07).

2007 | Tommitsch, M., Aigner, W., and Grechenig, T., 'A concept to support seamless spectator participation in sports events based on wearable motion sensors', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive computing and applications (ICPCA07) , IEEE.

2007 | Tomitsch, M., Aigner, W, & Grechenig, T., 'A Concept to Support Seamless Spectator participation in sports events based on wearable motion sensors' Proceedings of the International conference on pervasive computing and applications (ICPCA07), IEEE, 209-214.

2007 | Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Lehner, A., and Grechenig, T., 'Towards a Taxonomy for Ambient Information Systems', Workshop on Mobile Spatial Interaction co-location with the International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2007).

2007 | Költringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Zrno, M., & Grechenig, T. 'Understanding spatial mobile service discovery using pointing and touching', Workshop on Mobile Spatial Interaction co-located with the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-2007).

2006 | Tomitsch, M., Grecehnig, T., Wascher, P, 'Personal and Private Calendar Interfaces support private patterns; e.g.; diaries, relations, emotional expressions]], In Proceedings of the Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction (NordiCHI 2006), ACM Press.

2006 | Költringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K and Grechenig, T., 'Guidelines for Designing Usable DVD Menus', Proceedings of the 20th British HCI Conference (BritishHCI 2006), Vol. 2.

2006 | Kappel, K, Tomitsch, M., Költringer, T and Grechenig, T., 'Developing user interface guidelines for DVD menus', Extended Abstracts of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (CHI 2006).

2006 | Tomitsch, M., Grechenig, T., Kappel, K., and Költringer, T., 'Experiences from Designing a Tangible Musical Toy', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2006), ACM Press.

2005 | Költringer, T., Tomitsch, M., Kappel, K., Kalbeck, D., and Grechenig, T., 'Implications for Designing the User Experience of DVD Menus', Extended abstracts of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005), ACM Press.

Commentary and Design Works

2011 | Tomitsch, M., "Can International design competitions at conferences lead the way to a higher research degree?" Synergy, Issue 31, The University of Sydney.

2011 | Fiford, R., Tomitsch, M, Duncan, C.R., and Plumbe R., "Exploring how elements of studio teaching can improve student engagement", Synergy, Issue 31, The University of Sydney.

2010 | Nichols, CD, 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

2010 | Media Architecture Biennale exhibition, Vienna, Oct.-Nov. 2010.

2010 | BoxLeds, Installation at the Media Architecture Biennale, Group project, Oct-Nov. 2010.

2008 | Iraq100, Installation at the Visual Connections exhibition, School of IT, University of Sydney, May.

2008 | Visual Connections

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.

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.

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, ongoing.

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

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

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