Maria has a unique background both on product and interaction design. During her Master’s Degree, she specialized on creating seamless interactivity blending tangible interfaces with digital content. Maria’s research is focused on finding innovative interaction adapted to emerging technologies.
After studying in renowned design schools in Switzerland (Ecal, HEAD), she co-founded apelab in 2014. For more than two years she also worked in the field of robotics at EPFL (Swiss Polytechnic School), creating augmented reality interfaces for educational robots.At apelab, Maria leads the user experience design and works on the creation of new tools and original content, crafting the grammar for virtual and augmented reality.
Entrepreneur and co-founder of apelab, Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Media Design. After working on computer science for five years, Michael worked on innovative gameplays using advanced interaction technologies during his Master studies.
Currently technical director at apelab, Mike is responsible for the programming team but also works along with the creative team, designing all productions carried out by the studio. More specifically, he leads the development of the proprietary tools of the Spatial Stories platform, designed to optimize the workflow between designers, writers and engineers within virtual and augmented reality productions.