Jacques Giard

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The Design School
TEMPE
Asst Director & Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Asst Director & Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605
Asst Director & Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1605

Biography

Jacques R. Giard is professor of design in The Design School. Before coming to Arizona State University, he was director of the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Professor Giard received his undergraduate education in furniture design in Montreal (1969), graduate studies industrial design (engineering) in Birmingham, UK (1971), and a docotorate from Concordia University in Montreal (1987).

Professor Giard began his professional design career in Canada with various design consultancies and manufacturers. He is the author of four books – "Design FAQs," a university textbook on basic design; "Designing: A Journey Through Time," "The Handbook of Design for Sustainability," and "The Contextual Nature of Design and Everyday Things." He also has had more than 50 articles and papers published in various journals and magazines in North America, Europe, and Asia. He was the lead design researcher with Price-Waterhouse in a $500,000 Government of Canada investigation on the Canadian design sector (1995-96).

Professor Giard was national president of the Association of Canadian Industrial Designers and a member of the organizing committee for the ICSID 97 Congress, The Humane Village. Along with several colleagues at ASU, Professor Giard has been a principal investigator in a USAID-funded project investigating design and micro-enterprises in Sonora, Mexico. He has been named Athena Professor of the Year, three times, and nominated for ASU Professor of the Year, twice.

Education

  • Ph.D. Cultural Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec 1987 
  • H. Dip. Design, Inductiral Design (Engineering), Birmingham Polytechnic, UK 1971
  • Dip. Furniture Design, Institut des arts appliqu�s, Montreal, Quebec 1969

Research Interests

Material culture as it appears in the artifacts of industrial design  past and present  is the prime area of scholarly interest for Professor Giard. His views on this topic were expressed in both Design FAQs and Designing: A Journey Through Time. Since the publication of The Handbook of Design for Sustainability this area of scholarly interest has become more focussed on the artifact culture of native cultures in North America and the lessons that contemporary industrial designers could learn from it.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 316 20th-Century Design I
EPD 710 Current Research in Design
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 317 20th-Century Design II
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 316 20th-Century Design I
EPD 710 Current Research in Design
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 316 20th-Century Design I
IND 598 Special Topics
EPD 710 Current Research in Design
EPD 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 317 20th-Century Design II
DSC 593 Applied Project
EPD 790 Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 316 20th-Century Design I
DSC 593 Applied Project
EPD 792 Research
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 317 20th-Century Design II
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
IND 316 20th-Century Design I
IND 317 20th-Century Design II
EPD 710 Current Research in Design
EPD 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
DSC 520 Contemporary Design Issues
DSC 584 Internship
DSC 592 Research
DSC 593 Applied Project
DSC 599 Thesis
EPD 790 Reading and Conference
EPD 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
DSC 101 Design Awareness
DSC 592 Research
DSC 593 Applied Project
DSC 599 Thesis
EPD 690 Reading and Conference
EPD 710 Current Research in Design
EPD 792 Research
EPD 799 Dissertation