Michael S. Horn

Michael S. Horn

Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Learning Sciences
Northwestern University

Annenberg Hall, Room 336
2120 Campus Drive
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-0001

email: michael-horn at northwestern.edu

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I'm an assistant professor at Northwestern University and director of the Tangible Interaction Design and Learning (TIDAL) Lab. I hold a joint appointment in Computer Science and the Learning Sciences, and my research focuses on the intersection of human-computer interaction and learning with a focus on innovative and thoughtful uses of emerging technologies. Some of my recent research projects have included an investigation of multi-touch tabletops in natural history museums and the use of tangible programming languages in kindergarten classrooms and science museums.


  • LS425: Introduction to Design for the Learning Sciences (Fall 2009)
  • Tangible User Interfaces Laboratory (Spring 2008, Tufts University)
  • Introduction to Computer Science (Summer 2004, Tufts University)
  • Faculty associate, Problem Solving in Discrete Mathematics Program (2006-2009, Tufts University)