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People In the Lab

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Don Norman

Founding Director Emeritus (Retired), The Design Lab

Mai Thi Nguyen

Director, The Design Lab; Professor, Urban Studies and Planning

Michèle Morris

Associate Director, The Design Lab; Co-Founder, Center for Design-Driven Transformation
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Nadir Weibel

Associate Faculty Director, The Design Lab; Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Faculty

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Camille Nebeker

Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine; Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences; School of Medicine

Clemence Idoux

Assistant Professor, Economics
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David Kirsh

Professor, Cognitive Science
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Edward Wang

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Eliah Aronoff-Spencer

Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
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Elizabeth V. Eikey

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences; Director, Mental Health in Design (MiD) Lab
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Eric Hekler

Associate Dean, Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences; Director, Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems
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Haijun Xia

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science
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Jim Hollan

Co-Director, The Design Lab; Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering

Keolu Fox

Assistant Professor, Indigenous Futures
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Laurel Riek

Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
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Lilly Irani

Associate Professor, Communication

Lisa Cartwright

Professor, Visual Arts, Communication and Science Studies
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Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió

Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
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Michael W. Meyer

Assistant Teaching Professor, Design, Rady School of Management
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Nadir Weibel

Associate Faculty Director, The Design Lab; Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Parinaz Naghizadeh

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Philip Guo

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering

Pinar Yoldas

Associate Professor, Visual Arts
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Scott Klemmer

Co-Director, The Design Lab; Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering
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Steven Dow

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering
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William Griswold

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Staff

Elysia Mac

Project Manager, The Design Lab

James White

Senior Program Manager, The Design Lab

Kevin Popović

Program Manager, The Design Lab

Matthew Morris

Operations Specialist, The Design Lab

Nivardo Valenzuela

Administrative Officer, The Design Lab

Olivia Gale

Project Manager, The Design Lab

Sheila Oberrecht

Executive Assistant to the Director, The Design Lab

Researchers

Brian Hempel

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive Science
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Brian McInnis

Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Computing

Jane E

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cognitive Science

Nan Renner

Sr Director, Learning Design

Scott McAvoy

Geisel/Digital Media Lab/Ocean prototypes
Vera Khovanskaya Postdoc Researcher Design Lab

Vera Khovanskaya

Postdoctoral Researcher, Communication

Graduate Students

Ava Fascetti

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Chen Chen

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Clarissa Chevalier

Graduate Student, Visual Arts
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Colin Barry

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Cora Coleman

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Coral Pereda Serras

Graduate Student, Visual Arts

Devamardeep Hayatpur

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Emilia Rosselli-del-turco

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Fuling Sun

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Hayden Mctavish

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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Hui Xin Ng

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
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Jessica De Souza

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joe Riley

Graduate Student, Visual Arts

Junghwan Park

Graduate Student, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science

Lian Song

Graduate Student, Communication

Louis Gutierrez

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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Lu Sun

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Mary Anne Smart

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Matin Yarmand

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Matthew Beaudouin-Lafon

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Nancy Liu

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nazanin Sabri

Graduate Student, Computer Science
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Paul Wynns

Graduate Student, Rady School of Management

Peiling Jiang

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Poorva Satish Bedmutha

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rima (Yining) Cao

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
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Robert Kaufman

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Sinan Xie

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Srishti Palani

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
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Tone Xu

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
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Tony Cho

Graduate Student, Communications

Tony Li

Computer Science & Engineering
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Udayan Tandon

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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Varun Viswanath

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Verónica Uribe del Aguila

Graduate Student, Communication
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Yinan (Tom) Xuan

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Affiliated Faculty

Alan Card, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
Alison Moore, Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry
Amy Alexander, Professor, Visual Arts
Ben Berge, Professor, Cognitive Science
Bobby McElver, Acting Associate Professor, Theatre
Christo Sims, Associate Professor, Communication
Haojian Jin, Assistant Professor Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI)
Imani N. S Munyaka, Assistant Professor, Jacobs School of Engineering
Jordan Crandall, Professor, Visual Arts
Judith Fan, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Wayne Yang, Professor, Ethnic Studies; Provost of John Muir College
Keith Pezzoli, Director of Bioregional Center for Sustainability Science, Planning and Design
Kevin Patrick, Professor Emeritus, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences
Kristen Vaccaro, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Kyong Park, Professor, Visual Arts
Linda Hill, Clinical Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences; Director, UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency
Mai ElSherief, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Memo Akten, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts
Michael Coblenz, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Michael Kurisu, Director, UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Training – Osteopathic Center San Diego
Michael Yip, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell, Academic Director, Real Estate and Development
Morana Alac, Associate Professor, Communication
Nate Delson, Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ricardo Dominguez, Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Sam Lau, Assistant Teaching Professor, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
Sarah Aarons, Assistant Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Susan Peerson, Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning
Theresa Ambo, Assistant Professor, Education Studies
Victoria Petrovich, Professor, Theatre

Visiting Scholars

Current

Bill Fulton, Visiting Policy Designer, (July 2023 – Present)
Giwon Choi, Korea University Ansan Hospital, (September 2023 – Present)
Zofia Bednarowska-Michaiel, University of Warwick, (September 2023 – Present)

Past

Andrea Alessandrini, Visiting Scholar, University of Dundee (July 2016 – September 2016)
Aurelien Tabard, Visiting Scholar, Université Claude Bernard Lyon (July 2017)
Byron Fergerson, Associate Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology
Dan Russell, Visiting Scholar, Google (May 2015, May 2016, May 2017)
Eric von Hippel, Visiting Scholar, MIT Sloan School of Management (January 2018)
Jan Borchers, Visting Scholar, RWTH Aachen University (October 2016 – March 2017)
Kristian Borup Antonsen, Visiting Researcher, Aarhus University (September – December 2018)
Lawrence Herzog, Visiting Scholar, UCSD Urban Studies and Planning (August 2021 – Current)
M.C., Schraefel, Visiting Scholar, University of Southampton (November – December 2018)
Maria del Mar Martinez (November 2020 – December 2023)
Max Mühlhäuser, Visiting Scholar, Technical University of Darmstadt (June 2022 – September 2022)
Mor Shilon, Visiting Scholar, Israel Institute of Technology (November 2020 – December 2023)
Norbert Streitz, Visiting Scholar, Smart Future Initiative (August 2015)
Paul Hekkert, Visiting Scholar, Delft University of Technology (February 2017)
Peggy Zwolinski, Visiting Scholar, Grenoble INP – Génie Industriel (December 2017 – April 2018)
Pieter Jan Stappers, Visiting Scholar, Delft University of Technology (July 2015)
Sheng-Feng Qin, Visiting Scholar, Northumbria School of Design (November 2016 – March 2017)
Teja Rot, CEC ArtsLink Visiting Artist, (October 2023 – December 2023)

Designers-in-Residence
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