David Gagnon

Field Day, University of Wisconsin - Madison

David Gagnon

Field Day, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Biography

David Gagnon is the Director of Field Day, an education research laboratory at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Composed of a diverse team of educational researchers, software engineers, artists and storytellers, his lab is focused on the intersection of situated and sociocultural learning theories with digital media, specifically video games, mobile technology and mixed reality. Field Day’s games have won numerous awards and are used by hundreds of thousands of learners yearly. Field Day also develops and supports the ARIS platform, an easy to use augmented reality game development tool as well as Siftr, a mobile platform for designing citizen science and citizen ethnography projects, that are used by researchers and educators worldwide.