At Newcastle University, Sebastian teaches the user-centred design of digital technologies for the built environment. Much of that training draws on concepts from computer science, urban planning, and design thinking. His approach to instruction tries to be as pragmatic as possible, drawing on a strong action-orientated practice-based approach to learning. Thus, he emphasises on project-based learning, involving external stakeholders, and real-world issues.

Learning is a never-ending process. Insight comes from the right balance of capability, challenge, and risk. Each time we try new things, we have the chance to improve and gain new insights — it does not require a degree, but an open mind.