Mike Vanis

Staff details

Position Creative Technologist, Interaction Research Studio
Department Design
Email M.Vanis (@gold.ac.uk)
Mike Vanis

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.

Publications

Design

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Gaver, William and Matsuda, Naho. 2018. Design: ProbeTools.

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. Design: My Naturewatch Cameras.

Show/Exhibition

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. My Naturewatch Cameras: 310 NewX Rd Exhibition. In: "My Naturewatch Exhibition", New Cross, London, United Kingdom.

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Gaver, William and Matsuda, Naho. 2018. ProbeTools: Ace Hotel Exhibition. In: "ProbeTools", Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom.

Conference or Workshop Item

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. 'My Naturewatch Workshop: At School Report, BBC STEM Careers Event, Bristol. November 2018'. In: BBC STEM Careers Event, School Report. BBC Broadcasting House, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. 'My Naturewatch Workshop: At School Report, BBC STEM Careers Event, London. October 2018'. In: BBC STEM Careers Event, School Report. BBC Broadcasting House, London, United Kingdom.

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Gaver, William and Matsuda, Naho. 2018. 'Build, Customise and Use your very own ProbeTools Camera'. In: Ace Hotel Workshop. Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom 15 September 2018.

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. 'My Naturewatch Workshop: At School Report, BBC STEM Careers Event, London. July 2018'. In: BBC School Report. BBC Broadcasting House, London, United Kingdom.

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. 'My Naturewatch Workshop: At St Margaret's School'. In: My Naturewatch Workshop: At St Margaret's School. St Margaret's School, London, United Kingdom.

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Michail and Gaver, William. 2018. 'TaskCam: Demo'. In: CHI 2018. Montreal, Canada 21 - 26 April 2018.

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Vanis, Michail; Phillips, Robert and Abbas-Nazari, Amina. 2017. 'Follow up to Naturewatch Cameras: Lewes'. In: Follow up to Naturewatch Cams: Lewes. Lewes, United Kingdom.

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Vanis, Michail; Phillips, Robert and Abbas-Nazari, Amina. 2017. 'Follow up to Naturewatch Cameras: Sussex Wildlife Trust'. In: Follow up to Naturewatch Cameras: Sussex Wildlife Trust. Sussex, United Kingdom.

Gaver, William; Brown, Dean; Vanis, Michail; Boucher, Andy; Phillips, Robert and Abbas-Nazari, Amina. 2017. 'Introduction to Naturewatch Cameras: Lewes'. In: Introduction to Naturewatch Cameras: Railway Land Wildlife Trust. Lewes, United Kingdom.

Boucher, Andy; Gaver, William; Ovalle, Liliana and Vanis, Michail. 2016. 'ProbeTool Cam: A Work in Progress Research Prototype'. In: CHI 2016. California, United States 7 - 12 May 2016.

Vanis, Michail. 2016. 'DIY Gamer Kit: An Open Ended Product'. In: Object Outcomes: Attending to Objects as Outcomes of Design Research. CHI 2016, United States.

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Gaver, William and Matsuda, Naho. 2016. 'Diversity in Objects and Outcomes Workshop'. In: CHI 2016. San Jose, California, United States 7 - 12 May 2016.

Article

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2019. My Naturewatch Camera: Disseminating Practice Research with a Cheap and Easy DIY Design. Proceedings of CHI 2019, May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK,

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Gaver, William and Matsuda, Naho. 2019. ProbeTools: Unconventional cameras and audio devices for user research. Interactions, 26(2), p. 26. ISSN 0927-3360

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Mike; Odom, William; Oogjes, Doenja and Gaver, William. 2018. TaskCam: Designing and Testing an Open Tool for Cultural Probes Studies. CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Mike and Gaver, William. 2018. TaskCam. CHI EA '18 Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(D111),

Broadcast

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Robert, Phillips. 2018. My Naturewatch Camera: Springwatch Broadcast June 2018.

Digital

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. My Naturewatch Cameras Website.

Project

Boucher, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Sheen, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Gaver, William and Matsuda, Naho. 2018. Project: ProbeTools.

Gaver, William; Boucher, Andy; Vanis, Michail; Sheen, Andy; Brown, Dean; Ovalle, Liliana; Matsuda, Naho; Abbas-Nazari, Amina and Phillips, Robert. 2018. Project: My Naturewatch Cameras.