Nicholas Davis

HCI Researcher | Cognitive Scientist | Artist

I'm a Human Centered Computing PhD candidate at Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing. With a specialization in cognitive science and computational creativity, I recently defended my dissertation, titled Creative Sense-Making: A Cognitive Framework for Quantifying Co-Creation. It investigated technical approaches, research methods, and cognitive theories to inform the design of co-creative systems. Prior to graduate studies, I received a B.A. in cognitive science with a concentration in studio art from Case Western Reserve University. My research interest in collaboration stem from artistic practice collaborating with both novices and experts during my drawing and painting process. I have industry experience as a UX researcher investigating creativity support tools at Adobe’s Creative Technology Lab, Google, and YouTube. I'm passionate about designing systems to facilitate collaboration and bringing the benefits of collaboration to HCI more broadly.