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Mr Michael Kann

Mr Michael Kann
Lecturer

Summary

Mike Kann joined Brunel in 2017 as Lecturer (Education) in Industrial Design, where he teaches into the Design Process 1 module and works with BEEC to develop educational structures and methods based on design teaching.  He is also the Admissions Tutor for the Design Department, engaging with prospective students through events such as Applicant and Selection Days and promoting Design at Brunel through links with other educational institutions and industry events.

Following his undergraduate degree in Product Design BSc. with Professional Experience (Hons) he worked in industry for a year before returning to university at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London to study Furniture Design at Master’s Level. After graduating in 2009, Mike has worked in the design and art industry for clients such as Troika, rAndom International, Conrad Shawcross, Moritz Waldemeyer and Eva Menz Design, working on products and projects that have been exhibited at the Barbican, Daelim Musuem, the Milan Design Festival, Design/Art Basel, Dulwich College, Victoria Miro Gallery and the Royal Academy of Art.

Mike is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in the Innovation Design Engineering department, where he was awarded a full fee bursary under the Ted Powers Studentship. His research focuses on the Internet of Things in the domestic space and the role of design and design research in developing systems and products that are more suitable to the space of the home. He is expected to complete his doctoral research in May 2018.