Diane Bender

286 Design North
Tempe Campus
TEMPE
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
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. Benders 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.

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381 Preinternship Seminar
INT 484 Internship
INT 598 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
INT 484 Internship
INT 584 Internship
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123 Introduction to CAD and BIM
INT 590 Reading and Conference
EPD 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381 Preinternship Seminar
INT 484 Internship
INT 598 Special Topics
EPD 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123 Introduction to CAD and BIM
DSC 592 Research
EPD 792 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381 Preinternship Seminar
INT 484 Internship
INT 598 Special Topics
DSC 599 Thesis
EPD 792 Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381 Preinternship Seminar
INT 484 Internship
INT 494 Special Topics
INT 598 Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
INT 484 Internship
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123 Cmptr-Aided Desgn-Built Envirn
INT 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 381 Preinternship Seminar
INT 484 Internship
INT 494 Special Topics
INT 598 Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
INT 484 Internship
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123 Cmptr-Aided Desgn-Built Envirn
INT 499 Individualized Instruction
DSC 593 Applied Project
DSC 599 Thesis
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
INT 121 Intro Cmptr Modl-Interior Dsgn
INT 123 Cmptr-Aided Desgn-Built Envirn
INT 381 Preinternship Seminar
INT 484 Internship
DSC 593 Applied Project
DSC 599 Thesis

Expertise Areas