Andreas Schmeil is a postdoctoral research fellow with the BeCHANGE group. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from USI and an M.Sc. in Informatics from Ulm University, Germany. Past roles include positions and fellowships at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC), Simon Fraser University, the HIT Lab NZ, Fraunhofer FIT, and Fraunhofer IAO. His research focuses on visual communication, avatar-based collaboration, and innovative approaches to health behavior change and support. He is further interested in experience design and a proponent of the design science paradigm.