140 Meserve Hall
Assistant Professor – Game Design, Art + Design, College of Arts, Media and Design
Dr. Harteveld’s research focuses on using games to study and improve decision-making, and through these efforts both to advance our knowledge and to engage a broad cross-section of people globally about societal issues. He applies games especially in areas where it is challenging to study and educate in natural environments. Through this work, he tries to make sense of the past, present, and future, and use that to understand and inform decision-making. His long-term goal is to establish “computational collaborative sensemaking”: to engage the public or particular communities with the support of computing technologies in the study and education of decision making on societal issues.
For his work, Dr. Harteveld was awarded the Young Talent Prize of Information Systems, Special Prize for best dissertation in simulation & gaming, a Faculty Scholar fellowship, and four National Science Foundation awards. He is also a National Science Foundation Fellow of the Next Generation of Hazards & Disasters Researchers program.