Denis Feigler, PhD
Denis Feigler graduated with a master’s degree in industrial design from the Hungarian University of Art and Design in 1985. After graduation, he explored various free-lance opportunities in the field of product, interior, and exhibit design, and then accepted a position at MMG – a major Hungarian manufacturing firm of automated systems – as a corporate designer.
He moved to Canada with his family in 1988 and started developing projects for smaller design studios and engineering firms. Realizing the importance of CAD applications in industrial design, he mastered the knowledge of 2D drafting, 3D computer modeling, and digital animation.
In 1998, he teamed up with Poissant Design Associates to develop products for Yahoo, Roots and Laser Therapeutics. That same year, he joined the faculty of Industrial Design at Humber College’s School of Applied Science in Toronto, and began to focus on building international connections and designing products for Swiss- and Hungarian-based manufacturers.
In 2002, he accepted an invitation from the University of Art and Design in Budapest to teach design theory and to consult on special projects for supporting manufacturing companies. He worked with Electrolux, Braun, and Grohe, led design workshops, and lectured at various events in Germany, Italy and Hungary. He completed his doctorial studies at the Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest, and received his PhD in Industrial Design in 2007.
His special interest is in product perception, semiotics and ergonomics in relation to cultures and social groups. He has published several papers on the topic and continues his research in the subject.
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