Dr. Jessica Hammer

Director, OHLab

I am the Thomas and Lydia Moran Assistant Professor of Learning Science, jointly appointed in the HCI Institute and the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

I have been named a World Economic Forum Young Scientist, received an Okawa Award, and participated in Project Horseshoe. My work has been supported by the NSF, the Heinz Foundation, Google, Amazon, Bosch, and Philips Health, among others. I won Carnegie Mellon’s Teaching Innovation Award in 2018. I am also an award-winning game designer, including winning the national Shape of Health competition with my game Frolic.

Together with Amy Ogan, I co-direct the OH!Lab. The lab’s work spans learning, play, design, and culture. My own research focuses on three core areas: transformational games, educational technology for project-based learning, and inclusive innovation in design.


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