I am an educational researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying the intersection of learning sciences and design. My background as a graphic designer inspired my interest in the design of educational environments. My research focuses on the design and implementation of educational technologies, specifically supportive technology for teachers, and I investigate how researchers use and document the design process to facilitate and scaffold interdisciplinary work.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Design-Based Research

Human-Centered Design
Interdisciplinary Learning

Collaboration

Supportive Teacher Tools

Educational Technology

 

GET IN TOUCH!

luemlawrence@gmail.com

 

RESEARCH

My research is focused on how designed environments and technologies influence discussions and collaborative interactions during learning. I also study research design processes and how design is assessed in different learning environments.

DESIGN

As a formally trained graphic designer, this selected work comes from positions at The Meyocks Group, Juls Design and 818 - A Tiny Design Empire, as well as other freelance and consulting positions.