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I am a design researcher and academic at the University of Sydney.
I lead the Design Lab Research Group at the University of Sydney and work as Associate Professor and Chair of Design at the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. My research focuses on interaction design and digital applications in urban environments. I teach interaction and UX design in the Bachelor of Design Computing (B.DesComp) and the Master of Interaction Design & Electronic Arts (M.IDEA). I am a founding member of the Media Architecture Institute (MAI) and the Austrian Network for Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D.at), state co-chair of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG), and visiting lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology's Research Group for Industrial Software (INSO) and visiting professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing.
I regularly give talks about my research and the role of design for innovation and for creating strategic value. You can listen to my 2011 Web Directions talk The World as a Canvas and my 2014 UX Australia talk When the City becomes the Interface, view my slides on Improving the Web Experience through Biomimetics, and watch my IxDA Sydney talk Design Think Make Break Repeat (based on our book with the same title). I also speak at panels, for example, on the Role of Design for Future Work and Workplaces.
I have authored and co-authored a number of books, including Design Think Make Break Repeat – A Handbook of Methods (BIS, 2018), Making Cities Smarter – Designing Interactive Urban Applications (jovis, 2017), Media Architecture Compendium – Digital Placemaking (avedition, 2017), and New Media Facades: A Global Survey (avedition, 2015).
For more information, including publications, teaching, and grant applications see my academic profile on the University of Sydney site.
If you are interested in applying for a PhD research project under my supervision, please read my publications first. Because of the competitive nature of PhD positions at the University of Sydney, I am only able to supervise PhD projects that are aligned with my own research. If you are applying as international student please have a look at available scholarships before contacting me.