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Diane Bender

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1605
Biography

Diane M. Bender combines her education and practical experience from multiple design disciplines (Interior Design, Facility Management, and Landscape Architecture) to bring a unique perspective to teaching and research. Formerly a faculty member at Michigan State University, Bender continues to provide highly specialized technology instruction to students and practicing professionals, in classroom settings, online learning environments, and professional consultation with The Design School at Arizona State University.

Dr. Bender’s research involves the implementation of technology in design practice and pedagogy. Principle areas of concern include the integration of online education methodologies in design education, the impact of technology on the interview process in the related design fields, and the creation and effective assessment of digital portfolios in architecture and design. Recent publications have been in the Journal of Interior Design and Journal of Building Information Modeling. Bender is also an active member of the professional design community.

Education
  • Ph.D. Human Environment (Design and Managment), Michigan State Unviersity
  • M.A. Design and Facilities Management, Michigan State Unviersity
  • B.A. Interior Design (Summa Cum Laude), Michigan State Unviersity
Research Interests

Dr. Bender’s research involves the implementation of technology in design practice and pedagogy. Principle areas of concern include the integration of online education methodologies in design education, the impact of technology on the interview process in the related design fields, workplace learning strategies, and the creation and effective assessment of digital portfolios in architecture and design. Recent publications have been in the Journal of Interior Design and Journal of Building Information Modeling. The second edition of her college textbook entitled "Design portfolios: Moving from traditional to digital" was released in 2012.

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381Preinternship Seminar
INT 484Internship
INT 493Honors Thesis
INT 581Preintern Sem for Int Arch
INT 598Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 484Internship
INT 584Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123Introduction to CAD and BIM
DSC 599Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381Preinternship Seminar
INT 484Internship
INT 598Special Topics
DSC 599Thesis
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 484Internship
INT 584Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123Introduction to CAD and BIM
INT 590Reading and Conference
EPD 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381Preinternship Seminar
INT 484Internship
INT 598Special Topics
EPD 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123Introduction to CAD and BIM
DSC 592Research
EPD 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381Preinternship Seminar
INT 484Internship
INT 598Special Topics
DSC 599Thesis
EPD 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381Preinternship Seminar
INT 484Internship
INT 494Special Topics
INT 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 484Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
INT 121Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123Cmptr-Aided Desgn-Built Envirn
INT 499Individualized Instruction
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