Thomas Fischer, current Secretary of the American Society for Cybernetics, comes originally from Germany. For over 10 years he and his family lived in Hong Kong where he worked as an Assistant Professor in Product and Industrial Design at the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Recently, he and his family moved to Taiwan, where he works as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute of Creative Industries Design at National Cheng Kung University. Thomas holds a PhD in Education from the University of Kassel in Germany and one in Architecture and Design from RMIT University in Australia. Thomas is as much interested in human creativity as he is in machine logic and he studies both, preferably in some combination. Much of his work is dedicated to design education, creativity in Eastern and Western culture, the limitations of methods and tools in designing and the theory of computer-aided architectural design.