Jaak Kaevats is an interaction designer working collaboratively across disciplines researching the implications and possible applications of emerging technologies, developing interfaces and environments in the intersection of design, technology and human condition.
He received MA in human-computer interaction from the Interface Cultures Lab in Austria. Previously he has worked at ART+COM in Berlin and been a researcher at Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Japan.
His works have been presented internationally at: EXPO 2010 (CN), MuseumsQuartier (AT), Austrian Sculpturepark (AT), ISEA (AE), IAMAS (JP), Science Gallery (UK), Saatchi Gallery (UK) and Ars Electronica (AT).
Design Consultant, Aspekt Labs
Product development consulting for digital products and services.
Researcher, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Ogaki, Japan
Ubiquitous computing, contextual visualisation of urban data.
Interaction Design, ART+COM, Berlin, Germany
Prototyping and development of embedded interaction solutions and environments.
Designer, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
Design and development of commissioned interactive installation.
Concept & Interaction Designer, Interactive Studios Lab
Design and engineering of interactive products and services.
Product Designer, Community Tools, Tallinn, Estonia
Collaboration platform for cities developed for EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.
Consultant, DDVE, University of Tartu
Developing curriculum for a new interaction design MA programme.
AD & Interaction Designer, Estonian Student Councils Union, Tallinn, Estonia
Developing country-wide colalborative news publishing platform.
Interaction Designer, Elevant Studios / Stuudium, Tallinn, Estonia
E-education software development for IB (international bacalaureate) highschools.
Human Computer Interaction Design,
Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Ogaki, Japan
Human Computer Interaction Design (MA) with maximum honors (sehr gut 1), Interface Cultures Lab, Universität für KIG, Linz, Austria
Visual Communication Design (exch),
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn, EE
Graphic Design BA
Product Design and Development course,
Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn English College, Tallinn, Estonia