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

I compete in the "gentle art" of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and make time to read good books. My personal research is heavily influenced by the writing and work of Jane Jacobs, Jan Gehl, Richard Saul Wurman, and Christopher Alexander.