Steffen P. Walz is an award-winning game & interaction designer, an internationally recognized scholar & book author, a business consultant & an entrepreneur with a background in computer-aided architectural design, cultural anthropology, creative web direction, TV satire writing, entertainment media production as well as attempted pop music stardom. He is now a Professor of Design/Art in the School of Design and Art at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Steffen earned his doctoral degree from the ETH Zurich in Switzerland, having researched the future of games and game-like activities across spaces and media.