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Brigid O'Kane

Associate Professor of Practice

Education/Credentials

  • Master of Fine Art, Summa Cum Laude: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Fine Art: College for Creative Studies, Summa Cum Laude
  • Associate of Applied Science, Summa Cum Laude: Macomb College

Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

2015. Advancing the Creative Development Process with Strategic Systems Thinking Methodologies Computer Aided Design and Applica- tions Journal, ,

11-2013. Advancing the Concept Development Process with Systems Thinking Computer Aided Design and Applications Journal, ,

Brigid O'Kane, Ben Meyer 08-21-2013. Strategic Approaches to Developing Future Mobility Solutions by Applying Systems Integration and Thinking Methodologies Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Educational Symposium, ,

07-2011. The Role of Proportions in Successful Product Design 2011 Global Annual PACE Forum at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, ,

07-2010. Approaches to Systems Thinking in the Creative Design Process, New Methods in Problem Solving 2010 Global Annual PACE Forum, Seoul Korea.University of Cincinnati, ,

07-2007. High Performing Interdisciplinary Teamwork, A Continuum of Expertise 2007 Global Annual PACE Forum, Technische University in Darmstadt Germany, ,

Brigid O'Kane, Ben Meyer 07-03-2013. Approaches to Developing Creative Future Mobility Solutions by Applying Inclusive Design Strategies Include Asia 2013 Conference, Global Challenges and Local Solutions in Inclusive Design, Hong Kong China, ,

03-28-2008. Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership, Revising Perceptions of Leadership for High Performing Collaborative Teams 2008 Women’s Leadership Conference, University of Cincinnati, ,

Invited Presentations

() , Master of Design Colloquium, taught by Professor J. Chewning

() , Design Strategy + Theory course, taught by Professor Craig Vogel

() , Architecture, Teaching, & Research Colloquium taught by Professor Nnamdi Elleh, PhD

() , Master of Architecture Research Course taught by Professor John Hancock

() , Master of Business and Design Course taught by Professor Craig Vogel

(02-2010) Sustainable Mobility and The Future in Motion , Artesis University College in Antwerpen Belgium during the Workshop Week 2010

(03-2008) Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership, Revising Perceptions of Leadership for High Performing Collaborative Teams , 2008 Women’s Leadership Conference at the University of Cincinnati

co-presented with Jussi Timonen from General Motors (04-2011) Innovative Mobility Solutions , Advanced Design in California to the PACE Global Executive Sponsor Committee via WebEx

(04-2012) The Future of Mobility at the University of Cincinnati , Provost Ono at the University of Cincinnati

(05-2010) Emerging Trends in Sustainable Product and Transportation Design , PDx Amerimold Conference in Cincinnati Ohio

(05-2014) Applying Creative and Strategic Systems Thinking Methodologies for Future Mobility Solutions , School of Design, International Design Conference, Jiangnan University, Shanghai China

(07-2007) High Performing Interdisciplinary Teamwork, A Continuum of Expertise , 2007 Global Annual PACE Forum, Technische University in Darmstadt Germany

(07-2010) Approaches to Systems Thinking in the Creative Design Process, New Methods in Problem Solving. Seoul Korea , 2010 Global Annual PACE Forum

(07-2011) The Role of Proportions in Successful Product Design , 2011 Global Annual PACE Forum at University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada

(07-2012) A Developmental Model for the Experience of Always Becoming A Designer , 2012 Global Annual PACE Forum. Shanghai China

Presentation developed with Ben Meyer (07-2013) Advancing the Concept Development Process with Strategic Approaches and Powerful Collaborative Teamwork , 2013 Global Annual PACE Forum in Pasadena California

(07-2014) Advancing the Creative Development Process with Strategic Systems Thinking Methodologies , 2014 Global Annual PACE Form at Politecnico di Torino, Italy

(08-2008) Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership, Revising Perceptions of Design and Engineering Leadership for High Performing Collaborative Teams , 2008 Global Annual PACE Forum at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit Michigan

Presentation developed with Ben Meyer (08-2013) Strategic Approaches to Developing Future Mobility Solutions , ndustrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Educational Symposium. Chicago Illinois

(10-2010) Art and Design in Cincinnati , National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Annual Meeting held in Cincinnati

(10-2013) Transportation Design Strategies to Move the World , School of Design, Jiangnan University, Shanghai China

(10-2013) Keynote Presentation: Systems Thinking in Transportation Design, Leverage Points for a Better World , China Anting 2013 Automotive Design Conference, Shanghai China

(10-2014) Keynote Presentation: Systems Thinking in Transportation Design, Leverage Points for a Better World , China Anting 2013 Automotive Design Conference, Shanghai China

(11-2007) Interdisciplinary Teamwork, A Continuum of Expertise , Pecha Kucha presentation at the Autodesk University Conference, Las Vegas Nevada