Professor Fischer is a design educator and researcher with extensive international experience. He has taught Interactive Systems Design and Industrial and Product Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for over ten years, as well as Architecture and Industrial Design at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University for ten years. He was a visiting academic at National Cheng Kung University and at Humboldt University. He holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Kassel, a Ph.D. in Architecture from RMIT University, and a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity from Harvard University. Professor Fischer has more than 100 peer-reviewed academic publications. He is a Fellow of the Design Research Society, a Fellow of the Cybernetics Society, a Certified Talent of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, and a recipient of the American Society for Cybernetics’ Warren McCulloch Award. His academic research is focused on design computing, design cybernetics, design geometry, and digital media. He is the Chief Design Officer of the technology company anabrid.
Thomas Fischer and Christiane M. Herr (2019). An introduction to design cybernetics, in: Thomas Fischer and Christiane M. Herr (eds). Design Cybernetics. Navigating the New, Springer, Cham, 1-23. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-18557-2_1.
Thomas Fischer (2018). Kybernetik für Medienwissenschaftler, in: Stefan Hoeltgen, Thorsten Schoeler, Johannes Maibaum, and Thomas Fischer (eds.), Medientechnisches Wissen Band 2: Informatik, Programmieren, Kybernetik, DeGruyter, Oldenburg, 273-433. ISBN: 978-3-11-049625-3.
Thomas Fischer (2020). Narratives of exploration: From "Failure is not an option" to "Try again. Fail again. Fail better", Kybernetes, 49(8), 2091-2108, DOI:10.1108/K=-07-2019-0502.
Thomas Fischer (2019). Transcomputability, (Glanville's Corollary of) Ashby's Law of Requisite Variety, and epistemic processes, Kybernetes, 48(4), 793-804, DOI: 10.1108/K-11-2017-0457.
Christiane M. Herr and Thomas Fischer (2018). Building information modeling adoption in the context of the Chinese AEC industries: An extended BIM adoption model, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 6(2), 173-178, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcde.2018.06.001.
Thomas Fischer (2017). A cybernetic perspective on determinability and design research, Kybernetes, 46(9), 1588-1596, DOI: 10.1108/K-10-2016-0269.
Thomas Fischer and Laurence D. Richards (2017). From goal-oriented to constraint-oriented design: The cybernetic intersection of design theory and systems theory, Leonardo Journal, 50(1), 36-41, DOI: 10.1162/LEON_a_00862.
Thomas Fischer (2015). Wiener's prefiguring of a cybernetic design theory, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 34(3), 52-59, DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2015.2461172.
Thomas Fischer (2014). Scientific research into designing, while doing justice to designing, Architectural Science Review, 57(4), 240-248, open access, DOI: 10.1080/00038628.2014.958128.
Thomas Fischer (2014). Circular causality and indeterminism in machines for design, Frontiers of Architectural Research, 3(4), 368-375, open access, DOI: 10.1016/j.foar.2014.06.003.