The UX Pedagogy and Practice Lab is located at Purdue University within the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. We work closely with other UX faculty in the department, including Dr. Mihaela VorvoreanuDr. Paul Parsons, Dr. Austin Toombs, and Prof. Nancy Rasche. Our work is supported by the National Science Foundation.

The lab is led by Dr. Colin Gray, who is appointed in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor in Computer Graphics Technology, and is a Fellow in the Educational Research and Development Incubator. Our research goals are inter- and trans-disciplinary in focus, spanning work across human-computer interaction, engineering education, instructional design and technology, and design theory and education. We focus on the learning of design (pedagogy) and the work of design professionals in action (practice), and the synergistic opportunities that the intersection of these foci represent. Across these contexts of design learning and practice, we have dominant research threads in design cognition, ethics, design philosophy, critique, and identity.

Let us know if you’re interested in collaborating with us or joining as an MS or PhD student!