Assistant Teaching Professor
Assistant Teaching Professor, Industrial Design
Industrial Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
MID, Iowa State University, 2018
MS Design, Arizona State University, 2011
MS Applied Psychology (Human Factors), Arizona State University, 2009
B.A. Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
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Dan’s academic research has involved a variety of topics including the: 1) Design, construction, and testing of an ergonomic gaming chair, 2) Coding and testing of a co-creation software program, allowing users to collectively design a product’s control layout, 3) Studies of team-based performance on a test-bed simulation, 4) Role of the Design Heuristics tool in ideation, 5) Creation of a metric for quantifying the degree of elaboration of design sketches, and 6) Design of a product/service for the purposes of monitoring and facilitating visuospatial development in children (ages 3-5).
Dan is currently teaching the junior level studio, INDD 301, in the Industrial Design Department.