C. THOMAS MITCHELL: BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
Tom Mitchell is the founder and director of the Center for Design Process,
a research lab devoted to exploring methods of user responsive designing.
He is also an associate professor of Interior Design at Indiana University.
Mitchell is the author of three books on design: Redefining Designing: From
Form to Experience; New Thinking in Design: Conversations on Theory and
Practice; and Living Design: The Daoist Way of Building (co-authored by
Jiangmei Wu). He is presently completing his fourth book, The Architect and
Designers' Resource Guide, which will be published by McGraw-Hill in 2001.
In addition to writing books, Mitchell has also contributed to a number of
other publications including John Thackara's influential anthology Design
After Modernism: Beyond the Object (London and New York: Thames and Hudson,
1988) and the British journal Design Studies.
Wherever possible, Mitchell applies the concepts central to his writing and
research in the teaching and supervision of his students. He has been a
leader at Indiana University in the use of digital presentation
technologies in undergraduate instruction.
Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of
Tennessee and, after serving as an a World Bank initiated squatter
settlement project in Amman, Jordan. He then undertook graduate studies as
a Marshall Scholar at the University of Reading, England. He earned a M.Sc.
in alternative energy applications, and a Ph.D. for design research which
was jointly supervised in fine art and psychology.
In addition to his academic work, Mitchell founded, and is Resident Teacher
for, the Dromtonpa Buddhist Center, which offers classes in Indianapolis,
Brown County, and throughout southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.
Dromtonpa Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, a collection of
300 Buddhist centers worldwide under the spiritual direction of Venerable
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. More information on Dromtonpa Buddhist Center can be
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