Michael R. Gibson is a member of National Steering Committee for the Design Educators’ Community of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). His articles on integrating and teaching others to integrate select design processes with emerging technologies to positively affect the design of complex information systems have appeared in journals such as Visible Language, Information Design Journal, The International Journal of the Humanities, Zed: A Journal of Design Thinking, Design Education in Progress and several others. He has also lectured widely and has operated a private visual and interaction design consultancy for 30 years.
Professor Gibson earned a BFA in Graphic Design at the Kansas City Art Institute and holds an MFA in Graphic Design with a specialization in Design Research from the University of Michigan. As a design researcher, he has confronted issues involving children’s health and education, the broad facilitation of design education, urban revitalization, and the development of interactive, visual communication systems.