COOL Labs designs and develops physical apps toward creative research in community, civic and city contexts.
The process begins by narrowing a series of observations into a single question. An inspired project idea is sketched as a physical application. Continued design and development are documented. As a project is made available for exploration, shared insights, data and best practices contribute to open learning resources for the public.
Dawn applies creative technology (hardware and software) in the development of community, civic and city technology applications. Her background spans startup, nonprofit and academic arenas. Since 2010, she has created and taught emergent technology courses at the City University of New York.