Andy Polaine

Independent Service and Interaction Design Consultant, Karlsruhe Area, Germany

In addition to working as an interaction designer, service design researcher, and writer, Andy is a lecturer and research fellow in service design at Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Switzerland. Formerly, Andy was a producer at Razorfish in the UK. He next moved to Australia, where he started the interactive department of the visual effects company Animal Logic. He was also a senior lecturer in interactive media at the College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, and head of the School of Media Arts. Andy has also been a guest professor at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He recently completed his PhD, exploring interactivity and play, has published more than 160 articles and papers as a journalist and academic, and is coauthor of Service Design: From Insights to Implementation, published by Rosenfeld Media.