Mike Vanis is the Interaction Research Studio’s creative technologist. He has a background in interaction design, electronic engineering and computer science. His work experience spans across speculative practice, installation design, product design, and design for manufacture. By placing people at the centre of his work, Mike uses appropriate technologies and design to empower individuals. Mike has a broad portfolio of work including technology kits for young people, academic and industry research projects, and communication technologies. He is an experienced tutor who occasionally teaches MA students, but also runs workshops for the general public.