Interaction Design Program


Shel Kimen

Adjunct Faculty

BA, Michigan State University

Shel Kimen is interested in emerging research trends and technologies such as social listening, digital ethnography, and collaborative online research communities and platforms.

Kimen has 18 years of experience creating successful digital products for leading brands including The New York Times, JC Penney, General Mills, Pfizer and many more. She’s experienced in all facets of user experience design, research, and strategy and believes passionately in user centered design. She has held senior leadership roles in agencies including Razorfish and Saatchi & Saatchi where she was Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy, leading emerging research techniques such as social listening and digital ethnography.

Kimen speaks on topics such as urban resilience, community-first design and co-creation, recently at the Bruner Loeb Forum on Legacy Cities, The AIA Detroit 2014 Awards Ceremony, and the Urban Land Institute Michigan Forum.