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.
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.
At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. Our commitment to individual choice lets you customize aspects of your career path, your educational opportunities and your benefits. And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients’ will be heard.
Epic is an international leader in healthcare software and electronic medical records, impacting about 180 million people worldwide. Our applications are used by the largest and most respected healthcare organizations in the country, and are involved in the care of over half of the US patient population. Headquartered in Madison, WI, Epic is made up of a variety of teams – from software developers and user experience designers to project managers - and our employees come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. No matter the role, our work at Epic is dedicated to doing good and changing lives.
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!
FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL) is a research center for Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. located at the heart of Silicon Valley. Established in 1995, the lab's mission is to support its parent company through technical innovation and participation in the greater research community. FXPAL is home to two dozen researchers conducting leading interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the areas of multimedia, human-computer interaction, and information systems.
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 has recently embarked on a major transformational journey as an organization. We are extremely proud to have recently celebrated a 100 years of providing unparalleled solutions to solve the greatest challenges faced by our clients around the world. Today, as the largest technology company on the planet, we are redefining ourselves for the next century. The newly created division, IBM Design, will lead the transformation.
Idean, founded in 1999, is a global innovator for digital user experiences across platforms. We employ an inspiring team of 140+ top professionals from UX designers to developers. Our competences include imaginative consulting on digital strategies, user interface design, graphics, interactions, tone-of-voice. Everything you need to create a soul for digital products and services.
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.
Kloa is a startup founded in 2014. We are pioneering time-based text input concepts for mobile applications. Our focus is time-dependent interface gestures and accompanying error correction algorithms that make text input fast, accurate, and convenient. We have five patents issued or pending. We plan to launch our first product (an app) in fall 2015. Kloa is based in Bellingham, Washington.
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.
MohCare is saving money for health systems by improving patient to care team interaction. We use human centered design as a starting point to all of our work. We are a startup incubated by Expera, a consulting Services company that has been around since 2007. MohCare products help optimize time and money for both the patient and the provider. We are working with two healthcare customers of Expera LLC.
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.
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.
Vertafore is a software company headquartered in the Seattle area, and with offices across the US, that specializes in the development of technology solutions for the insurance industry. At Vertafore we work hard, and we play well together. We’re a mid-sized company of about 1,300 so what you do and how you do it, has an impact. You can make a difference, and our employees do make a difference every day! We respect and value our team, and we look to bring the best talent together to make our future even stronger.
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.