Chatham University

Faculty and Staff

Douglas North Cook

Douglas North Cook
Assistant Professor of Immersive Media
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA

Academic Areas of Interest

Human computer interaction, simulated environments, vestibular manipulation, accessible and universal design, virtual reality social environments, virtual reality in education, virtual reality in healthcare.

Personal Areas of Interest

Furniture design, immersive theater, experimental architecture, vaporwave floppy disks, hot wings, and a nice long nap.


  • B.A. in Communications
  • M.A. from Trinity



  • CCAC Multimedia Gaming and Simulation Program Advisory Committee
  • VR/AR Association University Committee
  • IEEE ICICLE Committee for Immersive Education
  • AIXR Talent Advisory Panel
  • VR Awards Expert Judging Panel


  • 2018 XRDC - Design Thinking for Immersive Experiences
  • 2018 IDEC Conference Keynote: Immersive Architecture
  • GDC 2019 - How do we make VR for everyone?
  • 2019 Reboot Blue - Inclusive Futures in Augmented Realities
  • 2019 Keynote Address DMAC Consortium Spring Student Festival
  • 2019 Immersive Design Summit - Diagrammatic Drawing: The Hidden Nature of Objects