In my research, I study and/or build systems that support creative knowledge work, in domains such as design and scientific discovery. My long-term research vision is of a world filled with creativity support systems that are open and sustainable.

I pursue this research vision along three main threads. Follow the links below to learn more, and/or take a look at a live document listing current active projects (updated semesterly)!

Crowd civic systems

What new/better forms of governance and civic participation are possible in the digital age? »

We are grateful for generous funding from UMD's College of Information Studies, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Adobe Research, Protocol Labs, and the Sloan Foundation.