Vishesh Kumar

Collaboration, Learning, Making, Games

Chicago, IL, USA

Curriculum Vitae (last updated November, 2023)

Current: I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the tiilt lab, Northwestern University.

Background: I grew up in New Delhi (1994-2000 & 2004-2011) and Vishakhapatnam (2000-04). Received a Bachelor’s of Design from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (2011-2015). Then got a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (in the Design, Informal, and Creative Education program), advised by Matthew Berland.

In my current position, I work with Marcelo Worsley, primarily on the SportSense project leading the tech development of numerous tools and activities for sports spaces, implementation of different curricula using these tools, and research around these implementations. I also help mentor undergraduates and graduate students in the lab and assist with research across some of the other ongoing projects as well.


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selected publications

  1. IDC
    PaintBall – Coding Sports Into Art for Cross-Interest Computational Connections
    Vishesh Kumar, Safinah Ali, and Marcelo Worsley
    In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference, 2023
  2. ISLS
    Expansive Lenses to Examine Interventions (of) Moving Across Contexts
    Vishesh Kumar, Deborah A Fields, Paulo Blikstein, and 8 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Learning Sciences-ICLS 2023, pp. 1732-1740, 2023
  3. Game Learning Analytics
    Emily Reardon, Vishesh Kumar, and Glenda Revelle
    Handbook of Learning Analytics, 2022
  4. BJET
    Supporting collaborative classroom networks through technology: An actor network theory approach to understanding social behaviours and design
    Vishesh Kumar, and Mike Tissenbaum
    British Journal of Educational Technology, 2022
  5. ISLS
    Invited symposium—Regional and socio-epistemic heterogeneity in the learning sciences: Supporting transnational dialogues on equity and justice
    Kris Gutiérrez, Chandan Dasgupta, Tugce Aldemir, and 8 more authors
  6. Comm. Studies
    Procedural Collaboration in Educational Games: Supporting Complex System Understandings in Immersive Whole Class Simulations
    Vishesh Kumar, Michael B Tissenbaum, and Taehyun Kim
    Communication Studies, 2021