5 questions for Chilean innovator Stiven Kerestegian

Monday, 6th Nov 2017

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Read the full article on the Tico Times by Elizabeth Lang (November 5, 2017)

Born in Chile, Kerestegian moved to the United States at the age of seven, then back to Chile at 20 to study architecture at the Finis Terrae University in Santiago. While studying architecture he discovered the career of industrial design.

After finding this new love, he went on to study industrial design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. This led him to work at Microsoft designing hardware, computer mouse, keyboards and reference design, which is the technical or blueprint design of a system for companies to understand an operative system’s new version.

Since that time, Kerestegian has worked with the Chilean nonprofit Techo para Mi Pais, Lego, and now the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) as the Head of Innovation and Strategy.

On a recent visit to Costa Rica to announce the CIID’s Summer School program in our country, to be held next year, Kerestegian sat down and spoke with The Tico Times on a lovely, warm night at El Steinvorth in downtown San José. Excerpts follow.

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