Dustin O'Hara is a designer and researcher at the Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP) at UCLA; and a PhD candidate (ABD) in the department of Information Studies.
At REMAP Dustin works on the future internet architecture project Named Data Networking (NDN); focusing on user interface design and human computer interaction (HCI) related issues. Dustin has a longstanding interest in collaborative design methods; and how cultural values are expressed in the design new technologies and everyday objects.
Prior to pursuing a PhD Dustin worked on the PBS documentary series Roadtrip Nation, apprenticed on a Zen Buddhist farm, received an MFA from UCSC Digital Arts New Media program, and lived in London where he worked with Microsoft as a creative director, and was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to direct a new media project that explored the history of a neighborhood park. Dustin lives in Los Angeles and can be found biking his daughter to kindergarten most mornings.
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Survey Design & Analysis, User Modeling, Controlled Experiments, Ethnography, Observational and Interview techniques, Network Analysis
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