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Delta Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab and design studio at Northwestern University. Our driving mission is to improve the way we design, work, learn, play, and fundamentally change the way we interact.

Recent Projects

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is fundamentally changing the way innovation happens – especially among novices who lack the necessary networks, equity, and track records to acquire critical resources for developing ideas. This project explores how the crowdfunding community supports novices to build tools to increase participation.

The Digital Loft

The Loft is an online community for social innovation projects. Novice innovators use the Loft to learn design, get feedback on their projects, and work to change communities. The Loft develops new model of learning using crowd-feedback, social media and community engagement.

Cobi: Community-based Scheduling

Cobi is a crowd computing system that engages an entire academic community in planning a large-scale conference. Cobi elicits community members’ preferences and constraints, and provides a scheduling tool empowering organizers to take informed actions toward improving the schedule.

Cognitive Games for Civics

We are creating cognitive games which embed intelligent tutors in game environments for teaching policy argumentation. These games are based on a cognitive framework for policy argumentation and studies on how people learn to reason about policy using causal diagrams.

News

Dr. Gerber Interviewed by IDEO’s Diego Rodriguez: Creativity at Work

Mar 28, 2014 | No Comments

IDEO partner Diego Rodriguez …

Research on Participatory, End-To-End Collective Action to appear at Collective Intelligence 2014

Mar 28, 2014 | No Comments

Delta Lab wins NCIIA grant

Jan 29, 2014 | No Comments

Dr. Liz Gerber ¬†wins an NCIIA grant to develop a curriculum for …

Dr. Gerber receives IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award

Jan 18, 2014 | No Comments

Liz Gerber receives IEEE Undergraduate …