I'm a designer and researcher who enjoys making sense of a mess and getting people to work together: finding focus and direction through investigation, facilitation, and collaboration. I consult and run freelance work through Dave's Research Company

I'm a recent purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and make time to read good books. I can play 10 good songs on an oldtime banjo. My personal research is heavily influenced by the writing and work of Jan Gehl, Richard Saul Wurman, and Christopher Alexander among many others.