Sebastian Hunkeler is an Interaction Designer and Creative Technologist with a passion for physical interaction design, speculative design and service design powered by technology. He aims to create delightful and meaningful interactions that have an impact, by embracing ambiguity and by harnessing the power of the technologies of tomorrow.
His superpower is to quickly turn design research and abstract ideas into experiences through prototyping. He enjoys iterating rapidly on concepts and bringing them to life through tight collaboration with the end users and a multidisciplinary team. Sebastian recently began looking into conversational interfaces, inclusive design and design ethics in combination with artificial intelligence.
Before joining IXDS, Sebastian graduated from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and subsequently started working as a freelance UX Designer for Arduino. He is helping them design the next generation of their cloud programming platform. Prior to that he worked as a project lead and software architect at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Together with his team Sebastian designed, developed and directed a software system that fundamentally changed the way doctors evaluate the skills of medical students in practical exams.
Sebastian holds a MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil and an equivalent degree in Interaction Design from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.
On his fifth day Sebastian often works on one of his countless side projects which usually involve tinkering with electronics, woodworking, laser cutting, 3D printing or other skills he is acquiring through the many online courses in which he is enrolled. When he is done tinkering, he frequently changes the soldering iron for his climbing shoes and goes to the rock climbing gym. When the sun is out you will most likely see him riding his cruiser board.