“IIKANGAE” is Japanese and translates as “good idea”.
We conceived IKANGAI as an idea factory for mobile applications.
Our core goals in everything we do are:
IKANGAI is a group of experts coming from diverse professional backgrounds (architecture, computer science, economy, art, design) working together to produce the best results for our customers.
Christian Scherling — Design
Christian is a freelance architect, designer and the creative mind behind IKANGAI.
After graduating in 2001, he got awarded with a scholarship by the Japanese Ministry of Science and Education and spent several years in Japan studying at Kyoto University under Prof. Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama. There he worked for the Kyoto based branch of AMORPHE Takeyama & Associates and for SPINGLASS Architects in Fukuoka.
After his return to Austria in 2005 and working in his field of expertise for 3 years, he started his own architecture and design studio CERRIDAN Design, as well as IKANGAI.
Martin Treiber — Development
Martin is a computer scientist and the technical mastermind of IKANGAI. During his studies and after his graduation from Vienna University of Technology in 2005, he worked as a freelancer in the industry where he designed, implemented and maintained databases and Web based software systems. He brings more than 15 years of experience in software development and software design to the IKANGAI team.
From 2005 to 2008, he was working in the OSIRIS project, a project funded by the Austrian Forschungs Förderungs Gesellschaft in which he coordinated the activities of Wirtschaftauskunftei Wisur and during which he spent six months working in Nice.
From 2008 to 2011 he was working in the European network of excellence project S-Cube in which he made several research visits to France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
Starting with 2009, he started to work intensively with mobile devices and has since then implemented all IKANGAI software projects.
He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in computer science at Distributed Systems Group at the Vienna University of Technology in which he investigates the coordination of ad-hoc workflows on mobile devices in social network environments. He is the author of several scientific papers and blogs about scientific topics on the IKANGAI blog.
Quoc Dung Vuong — Web
Quoc Dung is a freelance Frontend Designer, Web Developer and IKANGAI Solution’s webworker.
At IKANGAI, he is responsible for everything web related, including several backend projects for some of IKANGAI’s diverse Application portfolio.
Johannes Scherling — Text
Johannes is working as a lecturer at the English department of the University of Graz.
He studied English and Japanese at the University of Graz (Austria) and at Shukutoku University (Japan) and was a short-term researcher at Nanzan University (Japan). He has a PhD in English Linguistics and American Cultural Studies.
In his spare time, he is working as a freelance translator and interpreter between German, English, and Japanese.
At IKANGAI, he is responsible for proof reading and translations.
Paulo Wang — Motion Design & Animation
Paulo is a film student at the University of Vienna. He turned his passion for the moving image into his profession and has been working as a freelance motion designer and video editor for the past two years.
With a general obsession with everything animated, his focus lies on hard surface modeling, lighting, and animations in 2D and 3D.
He is currently working on his degree in Film Studies and on the expansion of his design and motion portfolio.
Lukas Nagl — qonnect Development
Lukas Nagl is an interface designer and software architect.
Focusing more on the interaction aspect of software, Lukas creates software architectures that respect the user’s interest while still conforming to programmatic requirements. This broad approach is supported by his studies at the Vienna Technical University.
Markus Chmelar — qonnect Development
With a strong electronics engineering background, Markus creates robots and laser-tag hardware in his free-time. Combining hardware devices with exceptional software is one of his goals. He studies Computer Engineering to further pursue this goal.
Martin Perebner — qonnect Development
Looking for new challenges during his studies at the Vienna Technical University, Martin left typical business applications behind to focus on innovative and creative solutions that involve new technological areas and inevitably entered the mobile development sector.