Research Interests

  • Experience Design, Interactive Storytelling
  • Interaction Design, Information Design
  • 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments, Virtual Worlds
  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Work and Learning
  • (Mobile) Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
  • Office of the Future, Home of the Future, Ubicomp

Current Positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
BeCHANGE Research Group, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland

Institute for Public Communication, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland

Co-Founder & Director

Member of the Knowledge Communication Group, University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland

Past Positions

@ Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, California

@ Applied Communication and Technology Laboratory (ACT Lab) at the Simon Fraser University School of Communication, Vancouver, British Columbia

@ New Media in Education Laboratory (NewMinE Lab), University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland

@ HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

@ Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, Stuttgart, Germany

@ Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, St. Augustin, Germany


Email: andreas.schmeil –


German: mother tongue
English: fluent
Italian: fluent
French: moderate
Spanish: basic


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