Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis

PhD Student


Nathan is a doctoral student, graduate research assistant (GRA), and assistant instructor at the UT School of Information. He conducts participatory and ethnographic research at the intersection of human-computer interaction, user-experience and human-centered design, especially as it relates to aging and mobility. His doctoral thesis is focused on understanding the unique needs and abilities of older adult drivers and the co-design of future interactions with autonomous vehicles.

As the design lead for the eHiLL Lab (Electronic Health Information for Lifelong Learners), under the supervision of Prof. Bo Xie, Nathan has spent the past few years working with older adults on the co-design of eHealth literacy training tools. Nathan also teaches the undergraduate Academic Success in the Digital University course.

Before joining the iSchool at UT, Nathan completed studies in human biology and cognition, and worked as an educator, evangelist, and community organizer. He has also travelled extensively around the world, and has lived in Taiwan, England, and Korea. He is semi-fluent in Mandarin and Spanish.


M.A. Cognitive Linguistics - University of Sussex (UK)
B.S. Human Biology - Texas State University

Areas Of Specialization

Participatory Design
Human-Centered Design
Human-Computer Interaction

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2022FallI 302Academic Success in the Digital University
2022SpringI 302Academic Success in the Digital University
2021FallI 302Academic Success in the Digital University
2021SpringI 302Academic Success in the Digital University