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Research

Our research focuses on building a substantive body of theory and evidence-based insights to establish a scientific basis for design. We strive to distill best practices in design, across a range of domains from health and autonomous vehicles, to online education and civic engagement.

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Activity Centered Visualization

Questions the presupposition that information is fundamentally passive data disconnected from processes, tasks, context, and personal histories.

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Dedicated to studying and teaching this emerging field of practice, in order to help other companies achieve these results.

FutureofDesign2b

New challenges, cultural values, and technologies are changing design — and vice versa. Pervasive networked devices have freed design from the confines of the lab: design increasingly roams at large.

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Interested in communication and trust with regard to people interacting with autonomous systems.

Health Design

Foster human-technology teamwork in healthcare by taking a people-centered approach to health’s greatest challenges.

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Technology has not only massively transformed how we share information, but how we collaborate to solve complex problems.

Workplace-tech

Draws together the analysis of technology, organization, and political economy to forge more equitable futures of work.

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