Design can no longer be seen as a solitary endeavor where a designer, through pure force of talent, improves a product or service, and then hands it off to a community of use.
My research empirically examines design practices and develops technology to support creative individuals, groups, and crowds.
We seek to deepen our understanding of how the creative process works, to improve design practice for teams,
and to teach design effectively to larger audiences.
BIO: Steven is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego where he researches
human-computer interaction, social computing, and creativity.
Steven received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015 for research on "advancing collective innovation."
He was co-PI on three other National Science Foundation grants, a Google Faculty Grant, Stanford's Postdoctoral Research Award, and the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Grant.
Steven was on the faculty in the HCI Institute at CMU from 2011-2015.
He holds an MS and PhD in Human-Centered Computing
from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering
from University of Iowa. See FULL CV, PORTFOLIO,
and the PROTOLAB research site.