Dr Martin Tomitsch


Martin Tomitsch

Associate Professor in Design and the Head of Design Lab

Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch is Head of Design at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, Program Director of the Bachelor of Design Computing, and Chair of the Design Lab, a research group that focuses on interaction design and creative technologies.

Martin holds a PhD in informatics from the Vienna University of Technology, which he received in 2008. Having attended a high school for electronics and informatics, he has studied and applied technology in design projects since 1991.

Before moving to Australia to take on a position in the University of Sydney’s Design Lab, he worked as interaction designer in large software projects at an IT start-up in Austria. At the Design Lab, his research focuses on designing technology-enhanced environments that improve the everyday life of people.

Martin is founding member of the Media Architecture Institute, state co-chair of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG), 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 in Beijing.


Registration and networking
Drinks and food

6:00 PM

Immersive Hack welcome

Welcome speech.
Introduction to the mentors and judges

7:00 PM

Rapid Ideas pitching

Pitch ideas and recruit team members

7:30 PM

Team registration

Register your team and start hacking

8:30 PM

Venue closes

11:30 PM

Venue opens

7:30 AM


Light breakfast will be served

8:00 AM


Team continues working on their ideas

8:30 AM

UX in VR (optional)

Crash course into UX in VR (1 hour) from 9-10AM

9:00 AM

Workshop: Introduction to A-Frame (optional)

A short but sweet introduction to Mozilla A-Frame

10:00 - 11:00 AM

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