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Darren GergleCo-Chair, Design Research CouncilProfessor of Communication Studies, School of Communication


Darren Gergle is the Co-Chair of the Design Research Cluster, and is a Professor in the departments of Communication Studies and Electrical Computer Engineering (by courtesy). He directs the CollabLab: The Laboratory for Collaborative Technology.

His research is in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSW) and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) with an interest in developing a theoretical understanding of the role that visual information plays in supporting communication and group interactions. A key component of his work is the application of social and cognitive psychology theory to the tdesign, deployment and evaluation of computing technologies.


PhD, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
MS, Information (Human-Computer Interaction), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
BA, Psychology; BFA, Printmaking and Sculpture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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