Kellen Maicher is an interactive media developer, graphic designer, and graduate associate at the Ohio State University. He served as an assistant professor for the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University for 10 years. He has also worked as a multimedia project manager and independent new media consultant.
For the last decade, Maicher has been exploring a variety of graphic and interactive media application development environments. As an instructor, he has taught students how to create everything from concept illustrations to interactive web applications.
Maicher holds an MS in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University, as well as a BS in both Biology and Computer Graphics Technology. His research interests focus on the assessment and validation of human factors related to computer graphics education and production. His specific interests include interface usability and user-centered design for interactive applications.
His most recent work has focused on effective implementations of rich Internet applications (RIAs) for education, including those designed for emerging human-computer interface technologies such as multitouch computing, mixed-reality streaming video, 3D RIAs, and various mobile devices. His most recent courses have focused on human factors and interactive media development.
Maicher's experience as a multimedia developer, project manager, and independent consultant has allowed him to bring practical, industry-tested knowledge both to the classroom and to his scholarly activities. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the CGT departmental nomination for the James G. Dwyer Award. His work has been presented at a variety of national and international conferences, and he has lectured at educational institutions in Russia, Norway, Poland, and China.