Marit McCluske is an instructor in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, where she received her MFA in Graphic Design. Her research explores the perceptive connections between auditory, visual, and tactile design elements, and how they can be used in interaction design to develop creativity, problem solving and other cognitive skills. Her current work integrates design theory with cognitive and educational psychology to develop multi-sensory interaction through emerging technology, applied in learning environments. She is an award-winning educator, and was a teaching assistant for many sections of Creative Problem Solving over the course of two years. She teaches classes in design, photography and drawing, and also continues a practice as an interactive designer, photographer, and illustrator.