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People In the Lab

design lab don norman future of design

Don Norman

Director, The Design Lab
design lab michele morris

Michèle Morris

Associate Director, The Design Lab; Co-Founder, Center for Design-Driven Transformation
design lab morana alac communications uc san diego

Morana Alac

Associate Professor, Communication

Michael Ano

Program Specialist, The Design Lab
design lab eli spencer center for health ucsd

Eliah Aronoff-Spencer

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
design lab maya azarova

Maya Azarova

Graduate Student, Anthropology
design lab ben bergen ucsd language words

Ben Bergen

Professor, Cognitive Science
design lab benjamin bratton visual arts ucsd

Benjamin Bratton

Associate Professor, Visual Arts
design lab sheldon brown visual arts uc san diego

Sheldon Brown

Professor Emeritus, Visual Arts

Cora Coleman

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab nate delson mechanical engineering uc san diego

Nate Delson

Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
design lab steven dow cognitive science uc san diego

Steven Dow

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering
design lab ian drosos

Ian Drosos

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
design lab christine teenah eco ucsd

Christine (Teenah) Eco

Administrative Project Coordinator, The Design Lab
design lab colleen emmenegger ucsd

Colleen Emmenegger

Head of Automation, The Design Lab

Deborah Forster

Research Specialist, Contextual Robotics Institute

Judith Fan

Assistant Professor, Psychology
design lab amy fox ucsd

Amy Fox

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
design lab ailie fraser adobe fellow

Ailie Fraser

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab danilo gasques

Danilo Gasques-Rodrigues

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab william griswold computer science engineering uc san diego

William Griswold

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Madhuri Gubbala

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab philip guo cognitive science computer science engineering uc san diego research

Philip Guo

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering
design lab eric hekler

Eric Hekler

Associate Professor, Family Medicine & Public Health; Director, Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems

Louise Hickman

Postdoctoral Researcher, Communication

Linda Hill

Clinical Professor, Family Medicine & Public Health; Director, UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency
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Jim Hollan

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

Graduate Student, Communication
design lab lilly irani

Lilly Irani

Assistant Professor, Communication
design lab janet johnson

Janet Johnson

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
david kirsh

David Kirsh

Professor of Cognitive Science
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Scott Klemmer

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

Emily Knapp

Industry Strategist, The Design Lab
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Sean Kross

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
design lab michael kurisu

Michael Kurisu

Director, UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Training - Osteopathic Center San Diego

Sam Lau

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
design lab albert lin

Albert Lin

Assistant Research Scientist, Qualcomm Institute

Dylan Lukes

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Stephen MacNeil

Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Computing
design lab melanie mccomsey

Melanie McComsey

Postdoctoral Researcher, The Design Lab
design lab olga mcconnell

Olga McConnell

Executive Assistant to Don Norman, The Design Lab

Brian McInnis

Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Computing
design lab michael meyer

Michael W. Meyer

Assistant Teaching Professor, Design, Rady School of Management
design lab lars mueller

Lars Mueller

Postdoctoral Researcher, The Design Lab
design lab uc san diego alok mysore

Alok Mysore

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab camille nebeker ucsd

Camille Nebeker

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine; Family Medicine & Public Health; School of Medicine

Hui Xin Ng

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
design lab tricia ngoon ucsd

Tricia Ngoon

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Srishti Palani

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Kevin Patrick

Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine

Sayali Phatak

Graduate Student, ASU, Nutritional and Exercise Sciences

Steven Phung

Assistant Producer/Director, The Design Lab

Vishwajith Ramesh

Graduate Student, Bioengineering
design lab steven rick ucsd

Steven Rick

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab laurel riek

Laurel Riek

Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab taylor scott

Taylor Scott

Assistant Teaching Professor, Cognitive Science

Keshav Sharma

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Stephanie Sherman

Graduate Student, Visual Arts
design lab akshita sivakumar ucsd

Akshita Sivakumar

Graduate Student, Communication

Ian Strelsky

Sr. Business Manager, The Design Lab

Lu Sun

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Udayan Tandon

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
design lab jennifer taylor ucsd

Jennifer Taylor

Postdoctoral Researcher, The Design Lab
design lab veronica uribe ucsd

Verónica Uribe del Aguila

Graduate Student, Communication

Priyan Vaithilingam

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Christal Vo

Project Assistant, The Design Lab

Xinwei “Xavier” Wang

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Jonathan Walton

Graduate Student, Communication

Edward Wang

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
design lab nadir weibel

Nadir Weibel

Associate Research Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Ariel Weingarten

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Haijun Xia

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

Tone Xu

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Matin Yarmand

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Michael Yip

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Undergraduate Students

Shaheryar Ajmal (Computer Science and Engineering)
Alia Awni (Computer Science and Engineering)
Daniel Baron
(Bioinformatics)
Evan Barosay (Cognitive Science)
Elmer Barrera (Cognitive Science)
Sam Blake (Computer Science and Engineering)
Luis Calona (Computer Science and Engineering)
Kai-yu Chang (Cognitive Science)
Helen Cheng (Cognitive Science)
Ruijia Chen (Cognitive Science)
Robyn Chung (Communication – Student Operations Assistant)
Hoaithi Dang (Math/CS)
Raquel Dawis (Cognitive Science)
Andrew Du (Cognitive Science)
Natalie Duprey (Cognitive Science)
Isaac Fehr (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Alexis Flores (Psychology)
Jonathan Funes (Communication)
Lisa Grega (Cognitive Science)
Bryce Grubbs (Cognitive Science)
Shangqing Gu
 (Cognitive Science/Math)
Esan (Nathan) Hassansadeh (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Tobias Hirth (Mechanical Engineering- Student Operations Assistant)
Yvonne Hou (Cognitive Science)
Brendan Jew (Cognitive Science)
Marisa Kanemoto
(Cognitive Science/HCI)
Shih-Chuan Ku (Computer Science Engineering)
Bert Le (International Business – AV Student Communications)
Alice Lee (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Stanley Lee (Data Science)
Howyan Leung (Cognitive Science)
Ziyang (Liby) Li 
(Computer Science and Engineering)
Aileen Liang (International Studies Business)
Lee Liang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Martin Magsombol (Computer Science and Engineering)
Wenlin Mao (Computer Science and Engineering)
Sanika Moharana (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Katya Noble (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Erika Nunotani (Economics)
Annika Olives (Cognitive Science- Student Operations Assistant)
Se One Park (Cognitive Science)
Gavrav Parmar (Computer Science and Engineering)
Evo Pavosevich
(Cognitive Science/HCI- Student Operations Assistant)
Kylee Peng (Cognitive Science)
Wanhui Qiao (Computer Science and Engineering)
Allison Reiss (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Boya Ren (Cognitive Science)
Mejan Rostamian (Cognitive Science)
Eric Olan Richards
(Cognitive Science)
Evan Schmitz
(Cognitive Science)
Simrandeep Signh (Computer Science and Engineering)
Bhargav Heeraguppe Sridharan (Computer Science and Engineering)
Aditya Srinivasan
(Computer Science and Engineering)
Stone Tao (Cognitive Science)
Orr Toledano (Computer Science and Engineering)
Joshua Tjong (Cognitive Science)
Christine Tran 
(Cognitive Science)
Tiffany Trinh (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Hedy Wang (Cognitive Science)
Shengzhi Wang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Xinwei (Xavier) Wang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Yuhan Wang (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Chen Yang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Kaung Yang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Enrique Zavala (Cognitive Science)
Krystal Zeng (Cognitive Science)
Xiangyu (Steve) Zhao (Computer Science and Engineering)

Visiting Scholars

Andrea Alessandrini, Visiting Scholar, University of Dundee (July 2016 – September 2016 )
Kristian Borup Antonsen, Visiting Researcher, Aarhus University (September – December 2018)
Jan Borchers, Visiting Scholar, RWTH Aachen University (October 2016 – March 2017)
Paul Hekkert, Visiting Scholar, Delft University of Technology (February 2017)
Eric von Hippel, Visiting scholar, MIT Sloan School of Management (January 2018)
Dan Russell, Visiting Scholar, Google (May 2015, May 2016, May 2017)
Pieter Jan Stappers, Visiting Scholar, Delft University of Technology (July 2015)
Norbert Streitz, Visiting Scholar, Smart Future Initiative (August 2015)
Sheng-Feng Qin, Visiting Scholar, Northumbria School of Design (November 2016 – March 2017)
m.c., schraefel, Visiting Scholar,  University of Southampton (November – December 2018)
Aurelien Tabard
, Visiting Scholar, Université Claude Bernard Lyon (July 2017)
Peggy Zwolinski, Visiting Scholar, Grenoble INP – Génie Industriel (December 2017 – April 2018)

Designers-in-Residence

Brian LeDuc, Designer-in-Residence, Education Designer at Education Design Lab (May 2019 – Current)
Emila Pucci, Designer-in-Residence, Freelance Designer (October 2018 – Current)
Grace Rieger, Designer-in-Residence, Sr. Product Manager at GetWellNetwork (May 2019 – Current)
Laura Spencer, Designer-in-Residence, Design Thinking Consultant, The Idea Guy (October 2019 – Current)

Alumni/Emeritus

Gabriel Amoako 
Sandra Amon (Operations Assistant)
Andres Baez (Cognitive Science/Machine Learning)
Nina Baker (Program Manager)
Elmer Barerra
(Undergraduate Researcher)
Diana Benavidez (Undergraduate Researcher)
Ashley Boon (Human Centered Design and Engineering -University of Washington)
Justine Bui (Operations)
Julia Cambre (Applications Programmer)
Sara Carver (Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator)
Eunice Chan (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Wesley Chan (Staff Research Assistant)
Hsien-che Chen (Computer Science and Engineering
Rachel Chen (Undergraduate Researcher)
Regina Cheng (Human Centered Design and Engineering)
Bonnie Chinh (Undergraduate Researcher)
Grant Chinn (Undergraduate Researcher)
Joanne Euno Cho (Cognitive Science)
Yujin Cho
Vincent Chu
(Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Aliyah Clayton (Undergraduate Researcher)
Celia Durkin (Graduate Student, Columbia University)
Purvi Desai (Graduate Student)
Cody Doan (Undergraduate Researcher)
Tori Duong (Undergraduate Researcher)
Allison A. Endo (Visiting)
Seth Ferris (Graduate Student)
Kelsey Minghan Guo (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Lynn Hao (Student Assistant)
Catherine Hicks (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Brandon Hong
Quincy Huang
(Computer Science and Engineering)
Nida Hussain (Graduate Student)
Ed Hutchins (Cognitive Science – Retired)
Nanna Inie (Visiting Graduate Student)
Michael James
Shawn Hyeonsu Kang
Aneesh Kashalikar
(Computer Science and Engineering)
Daniel Kaulen (Researcher)
Jonas Kemper (Researcher)
Kandarp Khandwala (Computer Science and Engineering)
Yasmine Kotturi (Graduate Student)
Markus Krause
Franklin Li 
(Cognitive Science)
Jun Liu
Maysnow Liu
(Cognitive Science – UC Davis)
Derek Lomas (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Amy Luo (Carnegie Mellon University)
Echo Ma (Cognitive Science)
Aliff Macapinlac
Narges Mahyar
(Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Tiffany Manuel
(Computer Science and Engineering – Stanford)
David Mao
Lauren Mao-Luen Liu
(Computer Science)
Kathryn Link-Oberstar (Community)
Brian McInnis (Visiting Graduate Student)
Adam Mekrut (Cognitive Science)
Michelle Ng
Laura Pina (Graduate Student)
Josh Pitta (Graduate Student, Syracuse University, Television-Radio-Film program)
Vanessa Pool (Program Manager)
Adam Powers (Outreach & Research Assistant)
Neel Pujar (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Shengfeng Qin (Visiting Scholar)
Rahul Ramath (Contingent Staff Research Associate, Volunteer)
Malte Risto (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Joel Rosenthal (Undergraduate Researcher)
Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez (Interim Project Manager)
Adam Rule (PhD, Cognitive Science)
Alejandro Panduro Sandoval (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Beverly Sastri (Interim Executive Assistant)
Ali Sarvghad (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Gabriel Schneider
(Undergraduate Researcher)
Jungwon Shin (Information Science – Cornell University)
Ash Eliza Smith (University of Nebraska)
Brian Soe
Amanda Song (Cognitive Science)
Monika Streuer (Visiting Grad)
Aurelien Tabard (Visiting Scholar)
Carolyn Thio
Christine Tran (Cognitive Science)
Justin Tran (Computer Science and Engineering)
William (Jasper) Travers
(Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Gustavo Umbelino (Computer Science and Engineering)
Reggie Wu
Sijia Xiao
Seth Ferris (Graduate Student)
Nancy Zhang (Cognitive Science)

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