Maria Miller

Visiting Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Teaching Experience

2016-present: Department of Design, The Ohio State Univieristy, Columbus, Ohio

2008-2015: Departments of Industrial Design & Architecture, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa

Selected Papers, Presentations, Conference Proceedings

Vainglorious Precepts: Leveraging the Past to Appreciate the Value of Human Centered Design.”
March 2018, National Conference for the Beginning Design Student, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Peer Reviewed:
“Empathizing/Systemizing Theory and Design Thinking”
“Design Thinking in Education” 
Mudd Design Workshop IX, May 2015 Harvey Mudd College of Engineering, Claremont, CA
“Habits of Mind and the Iterative Process in Design: Gathering Data through all the Senses”
Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices- March 2015, University Center, Chicago, IL
“Habits of Mind and the Iterative Process in Design: Taking Responsible Risk”   
“Living and Learning”, September 2014, Association of Architecture Educators, pp.78-82., University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
“The Boogeyman in the Studio: Teaching Time Management”  
“Actions: Making of Place”, NCBDS- April 2013, pp.351-356., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 
“Why Wait? Integrating Social Problems into the Beginning Design Studio”  
“Beginning of/In the End”, NCBDS- April 2011, pp. 278-283., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, OK
“The Case for Color in Early Architecture Education: Pedagogical Solutions”  
“Made” NCBDS-March 2010, pp. 176-181., The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC 
Areas of Expertise
  • Industrial Design
  • Empathy and Design
  • Emotional Design
  • Cognitive Styles and the Design Process
  • Habits of Mind and Creativity
  • École d'Architecture de Paris Villemin, Paris, France
  • M.Arch., University of Houston
  • B.A., English, York University

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