Current Corporate Affiliate Members
Current Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Corporate Affiliate Program member companies are listed below.
Allovus, a strategic resource company, was founded in January 2009 to address the unique multi-disciplinary design needs and underserved user experience niches of Seattle’s high-tech community. We employ an experienced and technically proficient team of UX designers, Visual Designers, UI Developers, Project Managers, and Production Artists who effectively create quality design work for a variety of high-profile clients. Our flexible and collaborative workforce enables us to scale teams quickly and successfully solve complex design and production challenges while delivering optimum outcomes for both our clients and our employees.
Anthro-Tech is a user-centered design consultancy focused on government agencies, nonprofits and enterprises with a social-impact mission. We help people focus their organization on users to build more successful web, mobile and software applications, services and systems. Our specialties include user research, usability testing, information architecture, user interface design and training.
In addition to our considerable experience helping dozens of government agencies across the nation we’ve built a reputation for quality research partnering with a number of world-class organizations to transform how they engage their audiences across channels. Anthro-Tech's offices are located in Seattle and Olympia, Washington where we operate our usability labs, training center, and client collaboration spaces.
Aquent offers a broad range of services, including contract and contract-to-hire staffing to help global companies to add technical/design expertise to their team, increase the bandwidth of their in-house employees, and focus on solving their biggest digital, creative, and marketing challenges. We help marketing and creative organizations work better. While AQUENT focuses on placing talent with fortune 500 clients (Nordstrom, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, etc)
Vitamin T, a division of Aquent, provides mid-sized firms and ad agencies with faster, easier access to in-demand digital creative talent. Both Aquent and Vitamin T have built an impressive global network of creative talent and a reputation for rigorous candidate screening and fanatical customer service. Some of their clients are Teague, Julep, Rational Interaction, Cole and Weber etc.
We spend our time connecting the best professionals in the industry. Sounds like a pretty sweet job, huh? We think so. Even better for you, we’ve been doing this for over 25 years as part of Aquent, so our talent network is unparalleled. We’re proud to say that we personally meet our candidates, have proprietary hands-on assessments, reviewing portfolios, and are great at digging down to what our talent can do – and what they want to do – so that we can make the perfect match for our clients.
Sometimes we also provide cookies and milk, just when you need them. Why two brands? We think two is better than one!
Founded in 2000, Blink UX is a Seattle-based user experience research and design firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their business goals through a flexible user-centered design approach. Blink’s evidence-driven design℠ services help companies who depend on technology take the guesswork out of delivering great user experiences. Blink has worked with hundreds of Innovative clients ranging in size and type from start-ups to Fortune 100, including Amazon, Apple, Disney, Genentech, Google, Starbucks, and Microsoft.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.
For more than 27 years, Dell has empowered countries, communities, customers, and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. We're pioneering new solutions, inspired by our customers' needs and actualized by our talented employees. Our organization is driven by bright minds across many disciplines, working together to produce devices and systems that change lives, for the better.
We like being in the business of solutions. It suits our mission of helping make the world a better place. It's not a lofty goal; it's practical and pragmatic. And it's what drives our business success.
Expedia is not your typical company. To start with, we’re actually the Expedia, Inc. group and have a portfolio of brands that include Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Venere.com™, Hotwire®, Egencia®, and more. We offer flights, hotels, cars, cruises, packages, and activities to both leisure and business travelers around the world. As a start-up, we revolutionized the travel industry, forever changing the way people travel. In the 15 years since that time, we have grown our business to include more than 140 branded travel sites in close to 70 countries across the globe. Think every day is the same here? Think again. At Expedia we are revolutionizing travel through the power of technology. Every second of every day, we send two travelers on a trip. We sell enough tickets to fill nearly six hundred 737 airplanes every day, and our mobile apps have been downloaded more than 10 million times across 180 countries. We work in a fast-paced environment to keep up with the ever changing travel landscape. The opportunities to inspire travel for the global customer are endless. Want to learn more? Check out www.expediajobs.com/university!
Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. Additional information on how Getty Images inspires and powers communications can be found on The Getty Images Blog at as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
HCDE is a recipient of a Google Grants award. The Google Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.
Groupon is making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deals, payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their operations more effectively. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale across 48 countries, Groupon aims to be the place consumers start to buy anything, anywhere, at any time. Employees contribute to the evolution of both a company and an industry, at an unparalleled pace.
HTC is a recognized pioneer in smartphones. As one of the world leaders in Android-based handsets and Windows Phone, HTC has created a widely recognized brand and brought a broad portfolio of products to market, including critically acclaimed devices like the New HTC One. HTC's Innovation Team in Seattle provides design strategies for all of HTC, and collaborates directly with product teams in Taipei to bring new designs to market. We are a small team with the feel of a startup and the backing of a major smartphone manufacturer. Our process relies on the collaboration of exceptionally talented individuals within integrated cross-disciplinary teams to create products that offer functional benefits and emotional resonance to our target audiences.
IBM is the world's leading business and technology solutions provider with 100 years of helping businesses innovate. IBM's deep industry expertise provides the foundation for solving the most complex business problems, helping clients establish new insights, improve customer experience, deliver new products, manage risk and optimize core operations.
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971.
This decade we will create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.
JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. With a history dating back over 200 years, here's where we stand today:
- We are a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion.
- We operate in more than 60 countries.
- We have more than 200,000 employees.
- We serve millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients.
- Over 250,000 logins per hour.
- We are a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity
- We serve millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under our Chase and J.P. Morgan brands.
Founded in 1989, Kaleidoscope is an innovation and design consultancy. We form lasting partnerships with our clients to uncover meaningful insights, create new ideas and deliver products, services and experiences that transform business.
We offer strategically developed deep subject matter expertise across key industries, positioning us to deliver unprecedented value in each. Our depth of knowledge provides a catalyst that generates new insights, ideas, products and services.
Our team of talented strategists, researchers, designers and engineers combine their expertise with a share a passion to make the world a better place for our clients, their customers and consumers.
We are honored to have such long standing and new business partnerships with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Ford, Smith & Nephew, Microsoft and Whirlpool.
In collaboration with our non-profit sister company, Design Impact, we are actively involved in “social design” with communities affected by poverty and use design to implement life-improving solutions. http://www.d-impact.org/
We are a research and data-driven startup disrupting the world of corporate wellness and disease management by making it easy for employers to engage the key demographic group driving their healthcare costs. Our goal is simple: motivate employees at high-risk for heart-disease, obesity, and diabetes to track 150 minutes of walking, running or biking each week. We use an innovative mobile-centric and game-based approach built on first-hand experience coaching outdoor activities to achieve this goal.
MedBridge is one of the fastest-growing medical tech companies in the country. We provide an online educational ecosystem for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers to stay up-to-date with the latest research, refine clinical skills, and educate patients about their conditions.
Our number one goal is to create powerful education that directly improves patient outcomes. To do so, we combine a sophisticated learning platform with cloud-based metrics and dynamic curriculum taught by internationally recognized instructors.
Everything we do, from software development to UX design to video post-production, is done in-house in our Seattle office right on Lake Union. Our passionate and super fun team is excited to welcome new members who want to get in on the ground floor. Learn more about us at www.medbridgeeducation.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Microsoft User Experience helps the world get more from technology. Our goal is to make technology easier to use and understand for people all over the world. Microsoft user experience teams work side by side with world-class technical writers, editors, programmer writers, and usability specialists. Every product we create is touched by these groups, all of whom generate a broad assortment of product help, user manuals, books, Web sites, usability studies, and prototypes that help our customers and partners reach their full potential.
PitchBook Data, Inc. is the leading research firm for private equity and venture capital data. Our products offer the most comprehensive industry information available as well as an intuitive user experience. In an industry where archaic financial software is commonplace, we break the status quo by employing the latest technologies to create a robust and user-friendly product. Our product design team uses a user-centered approach to design intuitive applications that revolutionize how the biggest names in our industry do business.
Produxs' research-infused design approach results in powerful interactive experiences for Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia and other clients—ranging from ecommerce sites and apps to highly customized BI dashboards that revolutionize the way companies use data and do business. We hang our hats on our versatile skills, our commitment to pushing UX design in new directions and our dedication to doing work that pays off for our clients and projects, which span industries, customer demographics, products and price points. That means working very closely with each client as a partner so we truly understand their business, and design to their specific goals rather than just executing our own vision.
Samsung Research America (SRA) is the North American Corporate R&D Center of Samsung Electronics, engaged in developing the next generation of software, user experience and services for future products. We are conducting advanced research in cutting-edge technologies and designing the next generation Smart Phones, Smart TVs, Smart Household Digital Devices, Wearable Technology, Robotics and integrating Music, Social Media, Sports, Education, and services into your cell phones and tablets.
Our mission is to research and develop new technologies by partnering with the best and brightest and creating a collaborative environment between industry and academia. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with locations in many technology centers across North America, SRA is driven to build a culture of innovation that rapidly translates research and new ideas into the unexpected.
FUJIFILM SonoSite is the innovator and world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by 26 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. FUJIFILM SonoSite's portable, compact, systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high-performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.
VMware is the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 400,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.
West Monroe Partners is a North American, business and technology consulting firm focused on guiding organizations through projects that fundamentally transform their business. With the experience to create the most ambitious visions as well as the skills to implement the smallest details of our client’s most critical projects, West Monroe Partners is a proven provider of growth and efficiency to large enterprises, as well as more nimble middle-market organizations. Our more than 350 consulting professionals drive better business results by harnessing our collective experience across a range of industries, serving clients out of offices across the US and Canada.