Faculty / Dave Miller

Education:

  • PhD, Stanford University
  • MA, New York University
  • BS, Cornell University

dave.miller@tufts.edu

Dave Miller

Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dave Miller earned his doctorate in communication research from Stanford University, where he studied human-computer moral conflict and the human factors challenges of interaction with partially-automated systems. Subsequently he taught at Cornell University and led research focused on enhancing reading performance at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this, he studied persuasive interface design at New York University, earning a master’s degree from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and worked with the Persuasive Technology Lab and the Center for Design Research at Stanford University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human-environment relations with minor in psychology from Cornell University, and has worked in human factors consulting on projects as diverse as revising the design of Disney character suits and character actor choreography to reduce injury risk, optimizing baggage handling operations, collaborating on the design of barcode scanners, and enhancing hospital infection control procedures.

What Classes Do I Teach?

ENP-0064 – Methods for Human Factors Engineering
ENP-0166 – Computer Interface Design

My Advice

Human factors is the critically important study that touches everything you touch and interact with, and that most people don’t know exists.