Lab Director

Colin M. Gray
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Colin M. Gray is an Assistant Professor at Purdue University in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology and a Fellow in the Educational Research and Development Incubator. He holds a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington, a MEd in Educational Technology from University of South Carolina, and a MA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design. He has worked as an art director, contract designer, and trainer, and his involvement in design work informs his research on design activity and how design capability is learned. His work crosses multiple disciplines, including engineering education, instructional design and technology, design theory and education, and human-computer interaction.

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Doctoral Students

Shruthi Sai Chivukula
Doctoral Candidate

Shruthi is a PhD candidate in Technology. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Design from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. Before coming to Purdue, she worked as UX researcher and designer in Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore-India for two years. She is working as a research assistant on an NSF-funded project regarding Everyday Ethics in UX Design. 

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Undergraduate and Graduate Researchers

Aiza Hasib
Graduate Researcher

Aiza Hasib is a masters student in User Experience Design at Purdue. She received a bachelors in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology from Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. She is working as a research assistant on an NSF-funded project regarding Everyday Ethics in UX Design. 

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Jingning Chen
Graduate Researcher

She is working as a research assistant on an NSF-funded project regarding Everyday Ethics in UX Design. 

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Jingle Chen
Undergraduate Researcher

Jingle Chen was born and raised in Beijing, China for 18 years, and now attends Purdue University. He is a senior pursuing a degree in User Experience Design with minors in Psychology, Communication, and Mathematics.

Ziqing (Nicole) Li
Undergraduate Researcher

Nicole Li is a Senior majoring in User Experience Design at Purdue University with minors in Computer Science and Psychology. She is working as a research assistant on an NSF-funded project regarding Everyday Ethics in UX Design. 

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Anne Pivonka
Undergraduate Researcher

She is working as a research assistant on an NSF-funded project regarding Everyday Ethics in UX Design. 

Laura Makary
Undergraduate Researcher

She is working as a research assistant on an NSF-funded project regarding Everyday Ethics in UX Design. 

Liyang (Leo) Qu
Undergraduate Researcher

Lab Alumni

Postdoc

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  • Chris Rhys Watkins (MS; 2017-2019) – UX/UI Designer, Floify
  • Shreya Randive (MS; 2019) – iOS Engineer, Expedia Group

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