Helene Steiner is a UK based designer and postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research who focuses on human interactions with our (natural) environment. Her research follows a biological approach and looks at opportunities to not only bridge the physical and digital world but also the natural and artificial. Her background is in product design with a master's degree from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. During her time in Vienna she studied under FROG founder Hartmut Esslinger to explore the extension of human bodies with technology and prosthetics. She also has a MA and MSc in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London. She has collaborated with the Tangible Media Group at MIT Media and is a visting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.


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