People / Haig Armen

Senior Researcher, Living Labs
Associate Professor, Interaction Design, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media


Haig Armen is a professor, designer and musician living in Vancouver, Canada. For the last 8 years, Haig has led the Interaction Design program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. His research explores the design of music technology, focusing on new gestural interfaces, data sonification and music visualization. His most recent efforts are in design-led entrepreneurship and creating new musical instruments using emerging technologies.

Haig’s past education is in music and architecture with an extensive career as a professional musician and composer. Over the past two decades, Haig has designed interactive work for prestigious clients like CBC, BMW, Chanel & Nokia. As a producer of CBC Radio 3′s groundbreaking online magazine during 2001-2005, Haig has received international design awards including Webby Awards, Prix Italia and Art Director’s Club of New York. When Haig’s not teaching or hanging out with his family he can be found playing guitar in one of his quartets or the North Vancouver big band, Jazz Connexion.

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