Bert Bongers

Bert Bongers (b. 1964, The Netherlands) has a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a further degree in Ergonomics / HCI from University College London. His R&D in general focusses on making technology more accessible by using more physical forms of interaction, including haptic feedback. He has worked as an instrument builder at Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam, as well as free-lance for many composers, musicians, architects, and artists such as Laetita Sonami and Michel Waisvisz. He worked for Philips in Eindhoven as an interaction researcher, was professor and technical director at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, the postgraduate artist in residence academy in Amsterdam, and conducted research on novel interfaces for motion-impaired computer users at the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge. He is currently an independent researcher and developer, and involved in the Metapolis Institute for Advanced Architecture in Barcelona. He has published about his research in scientific journals and other publications and presented his work at conferences and lectures.

Bert Bongers can be reached at <>, and his home page can be found next door.