Haakon Faste joined CCA's Interaction Design Program in 2013 from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was on the faculty of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute for three years. A former leader of IDEO’s Software Experiences design practice, he has led design strategy, implementation, technology innovation and IP strategy on creative projects for some of the world’s most innovative corporations including Toyota, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Intel and Cisco Systems. He holds a PhD in perceptual robotics from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy, and a BA in physics and studio art from Oberlin College. His scholarship focuses on socially responsible innovation, design education, and computer-assisted collaborative creativity. He is the Founding Director of the Rolf A. Faste Foundation for Design Creativity, and has also been active in technology design in the cultural arena, having led interactive media projects with clients including Rolling Stone, the Whitney Museum of American Art and DavidBowie.com. In 2008 he was co-recipient of the XXV Oscar Signorini Prize in Robotic Art, Fondazione D'Ars, Milan.
Assistant Professor, Interaction Design