M.Sc.Eng / B.S. computer science
Jeff Serio joined Kollision in 2009 to assist in an interactive table for the Arhus Communes’ Klima 2030 conference. Since then he has been one of the main drivers in the office's interaction design projects.
He received a Bachelor in Computer Science and International Studies from Ohio University and a Master in Civil Engineering from Aalborg University’s Digital Design program at the department of Architecture and Design. While studying, he focused on computational design processes, visual design algorithms as well as interactive technologies and environments. With a desire to both explore the potential of the computer as a tool in the design process and in creating interactive experiences, he was able to apply his computer science and engineering skills to design, prototype and realize projects.
Examples of such projects include an interactive installation at the Viking Museum, Lindholm Høje, an interactive pavilion, Nora, exhibited at the Venice Architectural Biennale in 2007, and lastly as a thesis project, a network of interactive light installations at the Nibe Festival which sensed and visually reacted to the presence and activity of the visitors along the festival's Jungle.
After studies he was employed by the Aarhus School of Architecture and Interactive Spaces, as an assistant to the Mobile Home Center Project with B&O advancing the research agenda in designing interactive technologies within the home. He has also taught and held workshops at both Aarhus and Aalborg University in physical interactions and computational design processes introducing sensors and actuators as an experimental design approach and to think algorithmically to explore potential forms parametrically with production techniques as design constraints.