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Markus Rittenbruch

  • Research Program Co-lead (Human-Robot Interaction program)
  • Queensland University of Technology

Dr Markus Rittenbruch is an Associate Professor in Interaction Design and the acting Research Coordinator for the School of Design. He leads the program for Emerging Technologies at the QUT Design Lab.

He has over 25 years of research experience in the fields of Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp).

Before joining QUT he has been invited to work at various research organisations in Germany and Australia, including the University of Bonn, the Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC), the University of Queensland, the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID), and NICTA (now CSIRO/Data61). Markus was one of the project leads at the Cube, a cutting-edge interactive learning and visualisation facility, responsible for the development of a flexible large-scale presentation and collaboration framework that uses the Cube’s large multi-touch display surfaces. He is a chief investigator in a number of recent research projects, and has attracted over $1.1M in research funding over the last three years. Current project include:

  • CRCSI (CRC for Spatial Information) Utilisation Project: Integrated City Planning using the RAISE toolkit (2017-2018).
  • CRCSI (CRC for Spatial Information) Major Project: Rapid Analytics Interactive Scenario Explorer (RAISE) Toolkit (2016-2017).
  • QLD Gov Link Project, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Developing a message strategy to improve hand hygiene compliance (2017-2018).
  • RIRDC (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation) Detecting opportunities and challenges for Australian agricultural and Rural Industries (2016-2018).

Markus’ research particularly focusses on the design and evaluation of large-scale collaborative systems, collaborative visualisation systems, human-robot collaboration, ambient, ubiquitous and physical computing, natural user interfaces, large-screen multi-touch interfaces and innovative ways of interfacing with and visualising sensors and sensor data. Markus has published over 60 peer-reviewed book chapters, journals articles and conference papers, including publications in the leading journals in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction Journal) and CSCW (Journal on Computer Supported Cooperative Work) and leading conferences in Ubicomp, HCI and Interaction Design.

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