Leonard Brown, PhD

Research Scientist
Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources
Leonard Brown, PhD
Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources
1235 E. James E. Rogers Way
PO Box 210012
Tucson, Arizona 85721
The University of Arizona

Dr. Brown is a researcher in human computer interaction. He has 20 years of experience in gamification, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR). His interests center on developing new technologies which aid in sensemaking -- empowering users to make sense of complex data sets and understand the correlations within them. He has considerable experience in requirements analysis, prototyping, and usability testing. Dr. Brown has also worked in the gaming industry and holds a PhD in Computer Science.

At the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, Dr. Brown investigates new gaming applications for adult learning. His team has created serious games for health and safety that address key issues in training for hazards recognition, situational awareness, and emergency response. To date, dozens of companies nationwide have used these games in their training programs, reaching thousands of mine workers.