Team Bios

Michelle DesGroseilliers

Michelle DesGroseilliers BDES

Manager of Research & Operations

In addition to her role in research and development activities at the BISC, Michelle DesGroseilliers is the organizational hub for the leadership, research and concept generation of the rest of the creative team. As a creative consultant for numerous clients, including D3: Discover|Define|Design, the incubator which would eventually become the BISC, she has worked in the development of intellectual property, information and web architecture, and the shaping of creative content from raw data to concise deliverables. These experiences contributed to the creation of a skill suite including information structuring, mapping and presentation; creative writing and editing; resource management; innovation, scenario generation and technology research.

In 2003, while completing her Industrial Design Thesis Project at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Michelle won second prize in the prestigious BraunPrize competition for her project PowerSmart, a product solution for the issue of residential electricity consumption. Michelle competed with an international field of over 550 entries from 22 different countries. Previous awards include 2 first place prizes with the Ontario College of Art & Design Annual Student Design Competition. Michelle's concentration on the social roles and ecological issues of emerging technologies addresses potential opportunities in new models of learning, consumption and participation.

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