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Daniel Rees LewisDesign Research Fellow AlumnusResearch Assistant Professor


Dan is a Research Assistant Professor and Learning Scientist in the Delta Lab in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University.  In his research, he creates and studies pedagogies, technologies, and organizations to promote more effective teaching and learning of real-world design. For example, his projects have focused on how to support university students designing for the homeless population or how teachers can design more effective and equitable curricula. In his work, he draws from and contributes to the Learning Sciences, Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Design Theory, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). His current projects include examining how to help design teams learn to work with stakeholders to discover and meet their needs; creating technology to provide more effective stakeholder and peer feedback; examining the nature of coaching in design and how to create technology for coaching; and defining design-based research methods to help researchers be more responsive to stakeholder needs.


PhD, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MA, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

BA, Philosophy, Sussex University

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