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Design, Technology, and Research (DTR)

In DTR, we develop systems that shape new experiences with people and technology. We are designers, builders, and researchers. We are undergrads, grads, and faculty. We are a community who support one another, work hard together, learn together, laugh together, have a good time together, struggle together. We design solutions to address people’s needs, explore new technologies that capture our imagination, and challenge ourselves to advance the state of the art through research.

DTR projects are generously supported by National Science Foundation grants in Cyber-Human Systems, Cyberlearning, and the Research Initiation Initiative; a Microsoft FUSE Labs Research Award; a Northwestern Murphy Society Grant and Office of the Provost Award for Digital Learning; and Northwestern’s Department of Computer Science and Segal Design Institute.

The 2023 DTR Annual Letter is out! Also check out the DTR documentary, Forward.