Haakon is a design educator and innovation consultant. He 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 and 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 has also been active in technology design in the cultural arena, having led interactive media projects with clients including Rolling Stone, David Bowie, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Haakon 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 also the founding partner of The Wrecking Crew, a San Francisco design strategy firm.