Simon Haenggi

Simon Haenggi is an interaction designer, musician, media artist and entrepreneur born in Basel, Switzerland. During his studies at institute Hyperwerk at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, he realized projects that mainly focused on human computer interaction and explored the joyful and magical sides of playing with technology. After developing a prototype of an interactive bar counter – the iBar – he joined 2 Danish business partners in London and founded the company Mindstorm ltd in 2006, which is still in business today and was one of the first companies to install interactive multi-touch surfaces on a bigger scale all around the world.
Besides his work for Mindstorm he is also the joint owner of a professional music studio in Switzerland and was active as musician on live-tours as well as several album productions since 1996.