Mauricio Mejia

The Design School
Tempe
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
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Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Biography

G. Mauricio Mej�a is a designer, scholar, and educator. He is an associate professor of design at Arizona State University. His work focuses on design for transformation, change, transition, and futures. He explores emergent and strategic design practices such as visual sense-making, interaction design, service design, organizational design, and design futures. Dr. Mej�a has published works in visual communication, interaction design, human-computer interaction, transdisciplinary collaboration, and design for change and transformation. He has 15 years of teaching experience in design programs in Colombia and the USA. He received a PhD in Design from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a Master of Design degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Mejia established the Transformation Lab at ASU, a design research group that studies design for transformation, change, transition, and futures. Learn more about the Transformation Lab

Education

  • Ph.D. Design, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2013
  • M.Des. University of Cincinnati (Fulbright grantee) 2010
  • Industrial Design, Universidad Autonoma de Manizales, Colombia 1998

 

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Publications

Recent selected publications

Mejía, G. M. (Forthcoming). Nudges are not design principles. Journal of Design Strategies 10 (1).

Gallego, C., Mejía, G.M., & Calderón, G. (Forthcoming). Strategic design: origins and contributions to intellectual capital in organizations. Journal of Intellectual Capital.

Mejía, G. M., Malina, R., Xie, Y. & García-Topete, A. (2020) Translating disciplinary practices for trans-sentient collaboration. 26th International Symposium on Electronic Arts – ISEA2020, Montreal, Canada.

Xie, Y., Mejía, G. M., Coseo, P. & Cheng, C. (2020). A Participatory Design Case Study in Environmental Design Education. Participatory Design Conference – PDC2020, Manizales, Colombia.

Mejía, G. M. & Chu, S. (2019). Exploring rhetoric theory in persuasive design: A mobile web application for obesity prevention. 21st International Conference on Human-computer Interaction, HCII 2019. Orlando, FL.

Mejía G. M., Nazir, C., Malina, R., García-Topete, A., Londoño, F. C., et al. (2018). The emerging role of design methods in transdisciplinary practices. 24th International Symposium on Electronic ArtsISEA2018. Durban, South Africa.

Barness, J. & Mejía, G. M. (2018). The colliding discourse of “cutting-edge” design practice and “serious” design research. Presented in the AIGA Design Educators Conference: Decipher 2018. Ann Arbor, MI.

Courses

Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
GRA 598 Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
GRA 522 Adv Vis Com Des Studio II
EPD 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
GRA 499 Individualized Instruction
DSC 592 Research
GRA 598 Special Topics
DSC 599 Thesis
EPD 710 Current Research in Design
EPD 792 Research
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
GRA 522 Adv Vis Com Des Studio II
DSC 590 Reading and Conference
DSC 593 Applied Project
GRA 598 Special Topics
EPD 792 Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 521 Adv Vis Com Des Studio I
GRA 598 Special Topics