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Dan Belcher

Research Assistant
Currently associated with the PARVAC project.

Daniel Belcher joined the HITLab in Summer of 2001 as an intern, and then in 2002-2003 as a Research Assistant. After serving in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa, he returned to the HITLab in the Autumn of 2006. Currently associated with the PARVAC project (, his research interests include Spatial Cognition, Computer Graphics, Augmented Reality and Tangible Interfaces, Design Computing Interfaces, Environmental Modeling and Sustainable Architecture. Dan is currently pursuing an MS in Design Computing in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the UW, where he is a member of the Design Machine Group ( He received his Bachelors in Cognitive Science and Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 2002. At Brown, he was a member of the Virtual Environment Navigation Lab (, where his undergraduate honors thesis focused on the "Behavioral Dynamics of Steering and Obstacle Avoidance" in fully immersive virtual environments.