• Kate Starbird Interviewed on KUOW

    Kate Starbird's Directed Research Group analyzed thousands of tweets sent after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Listen Here»

  • 2014 Shobe Prize Winners

    "The winning teams, Disco and Fidgt, are irresistible." - Matt Shobe Full Story»

  • World Usability Day 2013

    The HCDE Department co-sponsored another World Usability Day at the University of Washington. Full Story »

  • HCDE Professors Address Maritime Security

    Mark Haselkorn & Mark Zachry have been awarded federal funding to research and analyze Puget Sound Maritime Security. Full Story »

  • Eye Tracking Could Outshine Passwords

    HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon and PhD student Michael Brooks' research on eye-tracking was recently reported on. Full Story »

  • Why Human Centered Design & Engineering

    In the HCDE Department, students are designing the future by building innovative technologies and systems. Learn More »

  • HCDE Faculty Research Review

    Explorations is an annual publication that highlights research being conducted by faculty in the HCDE department. Full Story »

  • Seattle Times Covers Julie Kientz Research

    HCDE Professor Julie Kientz's research was reported on by the Seattle Times' Monica Guzman in this Sunday's paper. Full Story »

  • Hackademia Lab Profiled on King 5 News

    King 5 News recently reported on HCDE Professor Beth Kolko's Hackademia Lab. Watch Video »

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Latest News »

Julie Kientz Wins Faculty Innovator Award »

HCDE Associate Professor Julie Kientz has been awarded the 2014 Faculty Innovator: Research Award from the College of Engineering.

Kate Starbird's Research Profiled on KUOW »

KUOW interviewed Assistant Professor Kate Starbird about her research tracing the spread of misinformation on twitter following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Cecilia Aragon to Speak at UC Berkeley »

HCDE Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon will speak at UC Berkeley about the importance of bringing a human centered approach to data science.

Alumni Profile: Josie Nutter (BS 2013) »

Josie Nutter graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) in 2013. She is currently working as a Software Engineer and UX Specialist in the gaming industry.

HCDE Office Manager Nominated For Distinguished Staff Award »

Cassie Atkinson-Edwards has been nominated for a Distinguished Staff Award, the highest honor for staff at the university.