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Michelle Fehler

Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1605
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1605
Biography: 

 

Michelle is a Biomimicry Professional and a Visual Communication Designer who is passionate about connecting Nature’s strategies to design. Her goal is to enable designers to tap into this vast database of inspiration in order to find innovative and creative solutions.

Her research focuses on defining a life-centered design thinking methodology that allows the infusion of biomimicry thinking into the traditional human-centered design process. She is looking at various tools and processes that make the biomimetic approach more accessible to designers.

As a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Design School at Arizona State University, she teaches various multi-disciplinary design studios, lectures, and seminars to undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, she teaches a practicum course as part of the Master's Biomimicry Program at ASU.

She has presented her work at various conferences such as at the World Usability Day, AIGA Y-conference, AIGA Phoenix Design Week, SustainbleUX, Audubon society, Liberty Wildlife, and Target HQ. Her work has been published in the Cooper Hewitt’s Summer 2019 Design Journal as well as in The Design Journal, a peer reviewed International Journal.

Education: 
  • M.S. Biomimicry, Arizona State University 2018
  • Biomimicry Professional Certification in-person immersions through B3.8 2018
  • M. S. Design: Interaction Design, Arizona State University, Arizona 2012
  • B.S. Design: Graphic Design, Arizona State University, Arizona 2006
  • A.A.S. Motion Picture and Computer Graphics, Scottsdale Community College, Arizona 2002
  • K.V. Business, Swiss Business Management School, Zürich, Switzerland 1992
Research Interests: 

Biomimicry, Visual Communication, Sustainability, Typography, Layout Design, Story telling, Motion graphics

Publications: 

Hidden Treasures: Discovering the Design Potential of Natural History Collections”, May 2019, Taylor & Francis

"Nature’s Notebook” Summer 2019, Cooper Hewitt Design Journal

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IVD 494Special Topics
ENT 494Special Topics
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 584Internship
GRA 590Reading and Conference
DSC 598Special Topics
GRA 621Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
DSC 494Special Topics
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 584Internship
DSC 598Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 494Special Topics
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 598Special Topics
GRA 622Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 584Internship
DSC 590Reading and Conference
DSC 598Special Topics
GRA 621Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
LAP 584Internship
INT 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
IND 584Internship
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 598Special Topics
GRA 622Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
INT 584Internship
IND 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
DSC 590Reading and Conference
DSC 592Research
GRA 598Special Topics
GRA 622Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
LAP 584Internship
MUD 584Internship
INT 584Internship
IND 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
MKT 494Special Topics
BMY 530Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 590Reading and Conference
DSC 593Applied Project
GRA 598Special Topics
MKT 598Special Topics
GRA 622Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAP 584Internship
MUD 584Internship
INT 584Internship
IND 584Internship
GRA 584Internship
ARP 584Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
GRA 423Advanced Interaction Design
GRA 462Visual Communication VI
MKT 494Special Topics
DSC 593Applied Project
GRA 598Special Topics