Dan Odell, Ph.D., CPE is the Human Factors Lead for Google’s Daydream Virtual and Augmented Reality team.
At Google, Dan blends ergonomics, UX, mechanical engineering, and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to create meaningful new experiences that are desirable, effective, and make people smile. The Daydream View is an example of his work, called “the most comfortable VR headset ever created” by Digital Trends. Prior to Google, Dan founded Comfortable Creation, and served as a Principal Researcher at both Synaptics and the Nokia Research Center. Most of Dan’s early career was spent on Microsoft’s hardware team where he worked on input device and computer form factor innovation. Dan completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, and is a certified professional ergonomist.