Dan Gillette works at the intersection of design and culture, with a special focus on education, disability, civic life and healthcare. Dan currently serves as Research Specialist at CITRIS and Research Scientist at the Social Apps Lab. CITRIS projects include: PIC Your Future, the CITRIS Mobile App Challenge, Vote Your Mind, and the Research in Accessible Voting Project. Additionally, Dan regularly teaches design, disability studies and entrepreneurship classes at UC Berkeley.
In addition to his work at CITRIS, Dan continues to work in industry as a product and experience designer. Additionally, Dan was a cofounder at InWorld Solutions, providing virtual reality tools for the behavioral healthcare market. From 2002–2008, Dan was chair of the Innovative Technology for Autism Initiative. Previously, Dan held research and teaching positions at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University. Before getting involved in education and design, Dan had a ten year career as a musician and composer.
Dan holds a B.A. in human development from the Lesley College Graduate School, and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.