Hi, I'm Tomm 👋
I’m a Human Computer Interaction PhD student at the University of Technology Sydney with undergrad degrees in Computing and Design Innovation. My research examines how social platforms shape the experiences of queer young men and explores how their design could be improved.
I also teach into Interaction Design and Design Innovation subjects at UTS. Working with students to help them expand their thinking and develop their ideas is one of my favourite things to do.
I'm fascinated by the interactions people have with technology and by the ethical, philosophical and societal implications surrounding them. I'm passionate about using design for good and promoting inclusion, accessibility and well-being.
If I'm not working/studying, I can usually be found out on the street with my camera, buried in a tech/sociology book or hacking on side projects.
Exploring how social platforms shape the experiences of queer young men.
Design and creation of an online social platform for the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at UTS
Proof of concept wearable designed to allow visually impaired people access to non verbal cues
Interactive journey visulation for a startup related brief built with Google Sheets, d3 and React.
An article about creating nicer online spaces for queer men I wrote for The Star Observer based on my research.
Some owl photos taken on a walk around Centennial Park today
Photos of planes from the 2019 Wings Over Illawarra airshow.
Photos taken from Sydney Airport as the queen departed
Photos of a sailing race that I took on a walk around Neilson Park in Sydney Harbour
At the end of 2019 I visited Perth. While I was there I explored the city, Fremantle and Rottnest Island as well as attending Perth Pride. Here are some of the photos I took along the way.
As we've entered a new year, I've been reflecting on my 2019 and decided to pen a few words about some of the highlights across my year.
Some photos from my most recent time in NZ. Mostly taken around Christchurch and the Port Hills.
Images from the September 20 General Strike for Climate in Sydney
I can’t remember how I got into street photography apart from a disdain for taking the same travel pictures that everyone else has taken.