Dan Gillette, BA, EdM

Research Specialist, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

UC Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Dan Gillette, Ed.M., works at the intersection of design and culture, with a special focus on education, public health, disability, civic life, accessibility and healthcare. Mr. Gillette is a research scientist at the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley and an independent product, experience and curriculum designer. At CITRIS, Mr. Gillette focuses on design research, with a special focus on developing inclusive and codesign methods that enable all stakeholders to equally govern and contribute to the design process.

Previously, Mr. Gillette was a cofounder of InWorld Solutions, which provided virtual reality tools for the behavioral healthcare market. He also was chair of the Innovative Technology for Autism Initiative from 2002–2008; has held research and teaching positions at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University; and has worked as a learning specialist in private practice, schools and universities. Past clients including WestEd, the National Academy Foundation and the Pearson Charitable Foundation. Before getting involved in education and design, Mr. Gillette had a ten year career as a musician and composer.

Mr. Gillette holds a B.A. in human development from the Lesley College Graduate School, and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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