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Class of 2015
Congratulations to the HCDE class of 2015! Read about the 2015 Commencement, including awards and graduates, here »
2015 Open House
HCDE students showcased their Capstone projects and latest research at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015. Read more »
A new app designed by HCDE students seeks to understand walking behavior by turning art into a sharable walking route. See more »
Engineering Students Hack the Commute
HCDE students win Seattle's civic hackathon with a map app that helps people with limited mobility plan their routes. See more »
Master's Capstone Showcase
Take a sneak peek at the HCDE Master's Capstone Projects before they are exhibited at the HCDE Open House on June 1. See more »
Emotion in Informal Text Communication
HCDE Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon researches how emoticon usage can help non-native speakers communicate. Full story »
The Newest Research Center in HCDE
Introducing the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR). Full story »
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HCDE Professor Beth Kolko is taking her medical device startup to Rwanda to conduct usability studies on their low-cost IV drip device. Read the full story on Geekwire.
HCDE PhD student Cynthia Bennett and researchers from Computer Science & Engineering study the accessibility of mobile health apps for blind and low-vision users. The team found that most apps do not meet accessible criteria, but with slight alterations they could.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Commandant visited HCDE Professors Haselkorn and Starbird to learn about the new CoSSaR center.
HCDE Professor Julie Kientz and her students receive $50K from the CoMotion Innovation Fund for their Baby Steps project.
Aragon and Perry's study on the use of programmable thermostats was recently featured in the Washington Post.
Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, the U.S. Coast Guard’s commandant and top leader, visits HCDE on July 9, 2015, to see the latest work from CoSSaR researchers.