David M. Levy is a professor in the Information School of the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his PhD in computer science at Stanford University and a diploma in calligraphy and bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute in London. For nearly twenty years he was a researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, exploring the transition from paper and print to digital media. At the University of Washington since 2000, he investigates how individuals can live healthy, creative, reflective, and productive lives in an always-on, information-saturated world. He is the author of Mindful Tech: How to Bring Balance to Our Digital Lives (2016) and Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age (2001, new ed. 2016).
Based on David Levy’s research and teaching at the University of Washington, Mindful Tech gives readers — in the workplace, in the classroom, and in the privacy of their own homes — a set of tools to help them establish a healthier and more effective relationship with their digital devices and apps.
First published in 2001 and re-issued in a new edition in 2016, Scrolling Forward offers readers an understanding of the crucial role that documents — written forms of all kinds — play in the creation of a stable and meaningful world.
Lectures & Workshops
David regularly gives lectures and leads workshops within the US and abroad. More information is available here.