Michelle Fehler

Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Student Information

Graduate Student
Biomimicry
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

 

Michelle is a Biomimicry Professional and a Visual Communication Designer who is passionate about connecting Natures 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 Hewitts 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, Z�rich, 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

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
GRA 494 Special Topics
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 598 Special Topics
GRA 622 Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 584 Internship
DSC 590 Reading and Conference
DSC 598 Special Topics
GRA 621 Adv Vis Com Des Studio III
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
LAP 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 598 Special Topics
GRA 622 Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
DSC 590 Reading and Conference
DSC 592 Research
GRA 598 Special Topics
GRA 622 Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
LAP 584 Internship
MUD 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
MKT 494 Special Topics
BMY 530 Virtual Design Lab Prac
GRA 590 Reading and Conference
DSC 593 Applied Project
GRA 598 Special Topics
MKT 598 Special Topics
GRA 622 Adv Vis Com Des Studio IV
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
LAP 584 Internship
MUD 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GRA 423 Advanced Interaction Design
GRA 462 Visual Communication VI
MKT 494 Special Topics
DSC 593 Applied Project
GRA 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GRA 121 Principles Graphic Design I
GRA 422 Motion Graphics/Intractn Desgn
GRA 581 Internship in Teaching Design
GRA 584 Internship
GRA 598 Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
LAP 584 Internship
INT 584 Internship
IND 584 Internship
GRA 584 Internship
ARP 584 Internship