Ben Bengler is a Senior Creative Technologist with a focus on physical interaction design and design engineering. He enjoys shaping the creative integration process all along the prototyping journey throughout which concept, design, form factor and technology ‘grow together’ into something new.
Before joining IXDS, Ben worked at Intel ICRI Cities as part of University of London’s Interaction Centre (UCLIC), where he was responsible for product design and hardware development of novel urban public interfaces and experiences – from initial mock-ups through to high-fidelity production prototypes. Prior to this, he worked at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London, where he also earned a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on interactive collaborative interfaces for public settings. He holds a joint degree in Electronic Engineering and Audio Engineering from TU Graz and Graz University of Music and Performing Arts.
As designer and installation artist, Ben developed several interactive sound and music works that have been widely exhibited internationally, including Ars Electronica in Linz; Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London; OCT Loft in Shenzhen; Sónar Festival in Barcelona; and Yang Gallery in Beijing.
On his fifth day, Ben tinkers on various music and art projects, plots his next trip, or daydreams to write a cook book one day.