The mission of the IDEA Labs (Innovations Design Empowerment Applications) at Claremont Graduate University is to design, research and develop IT artifacts that can help solve human and social problems in domains like chronic disease management, social media, and health care. The director is CISAT Professor Samir Chatterjee.
IDEA Labs faculty and students follow a simple paradigm called “Design Science,” for which the lab is well known in the CGU community. IDEA Labs has many projects underway in such areas and domains as sensor networks, chronic disease management systems, social media, health care, and energy informatics. The lab is also a leader in persuasive technology—hardware, software, and devices that can alter human behavior and attitude without deception or coercion.