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Martin Tomitsch
Research Associate at CHAI, Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

Contact Details

E-mail: martin.tomitsch@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 4610

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Level 2, Wilkinson Building G04
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Web-site: http://web.arch.usyd.edu.au/~mtomitsch/

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Research Interests

I have a background in informatics with a focus on human-computer interaction, now teaching and pursuing research in the area of interaction design. My recent work focuses on designing for interactions in public space using an interdisciplinary approach known as media architecture. I have contributed to the development of media architecture as a research field through my work in this area and through co-organising events, including the Media Architecture Biennale.

About

Dr Martin Tomitsch is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the the University of Sydney and Director of the Design Computing program. He is a research member of the Design Lab, member of CHAI, honorary research fellow at the Vienna University of Technology's Research Group for Industrial Software (INSO), and founding member at the Media Architecture Institute (MAI).

Recent Publications

A. Clayphan, R. Martinez-Maldonado, M. Tomitsch, S. Atkinson, and J. Kay. An In-the-Wild Study of Learning to Brainstorm: Comparing Cards, Tabletops and Wall Displays in the Classroom. page to apear, 2016. [View Details]

C. Ackad, J. Kay, and M. Tomitsch. Skeletons and Silhouettes: Comparing User Representations at a Gesture-based Large Display. In CHI'16, May 07-12, 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, page to apear, 2016. [View Details]

S. Yoo, C. Parker, J. Kay, and M. Tomitsch. To Dwell or Not to Dwell: An Evaluation of Mid-Air Gestures for Large Information Displays. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, OZCHI 2015, Parkville, VIC, Australia, December 7-10, 2015, pages 187-191, 2015. [View Details]

C. J. Ackad, A. Clayphan, M. Tomitsch, and J. Kay. An in-the-wild study of learning mid-air gestures to browse hierarchical information at a large interactive public display. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015, Osaka, Japan, September 7-11, 2015, pages 1227-1238, 2015. [View Details]

C. Parker, M. Tomitsch, J. Kay, and M. Baldauf. Keeping it private: an augmented reality approach to citizen participation with public displays. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC Adjunct 2015, Osaka, Japan, September 7-11, 2015, pages 807-812, 2015. [View Details]

C. Ackad, M. Tomitsch, and J. Kay. Towards learnable gestures for exploring hierarchical information spaces at a large public display. In Gesture based Interaction Design: Communication and Cognition, CHI 2014, 2014. [View Details]

M. Tomitsch, C. Ackad, O. Dawson, L. Hespanhol, and J. Kay. Who cares about the content? an analysis of playful behaviour at a public display. In The 3rd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, 2014. [View Details]

K. Grace, R. Wasinger, C. Ackad, A. Collins, O. Dawson, R. Gluga, J. Kay, and M. Tomitsch. Conveying interactivity at an interactive public information display. In The 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 2013, 2013. [View Details]

C. Ackad, R. Wasinger, R. Gluga, J. Kay, and M. Tomitsch. Measuring interactivity at an interactive public information display. In Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI '13, pages 329-332, New York, NY, USA, 2013. ACM. [View Details]

L. Hespanhol, M. Tomitsch, K. Grace, A. Collins, and J. Kay. Investigating intuitiveness and effectiveness of gestures for free spatial interaction with large displays. In PerDis '12: Proceedings of the 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, pages 6:1-6:6, New York, NY, USA, 2012. ACM. [View Details]