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Monday, March 23, 2015
HCDE Students Partner with Avvo

Students in HCDE 517 recently teamed up with Corporate Affiliates Program members, Avvo, for a usability studies project. Read More »

Monday, March 23, 2015
HCDE Students Hack the Commute

UW engineering students team up at Seattle's #HacktheCommute event and develop a winning idea to help people with limited mobility navigate the city. Read More »

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Recap: CoSSaR Kickoff Event

Community and regional leaders gathered on March 16 to celebrate the public launch of the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR). Read More »

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
WiUX Conference Registration Open

Registration for the student-run Women in UX Conference is now open to the greater UX community. Read More »

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Beth Kolko's Shift Labs Emerges from Y Combinator

Shift Labs, the medical technology startup founded by HCDE Professor Beth Kolko, is one of the startups emerging from Y Combinator’s Winter 2015 cohort. Read More »

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mark Haselkorn Introduces CoSSaR to the Information Sharing Environment

Professor Haselkorn's blog post on describes how CoSSaR is increasing safety and security of the Puget Sound information environment.

Monday, March 9, 2015
Emoticons: The gestures of texting

HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon and PhD student Nan-Chen Chen research how emoticon usage helps bilingual speakers communicate.

Monday, March 2, 2015
Sean Munson Wins Best Paper Award at CHI Conference

HCDE Professor Sean Munson, with co-authors Matthew Kay and Cynthia Matuszek, wins Best Paper award for "Unequal Representation and Gender Stereotypes in Image Search Results for Occupations." Read More »

Friday, February 27, 2015
Blink Offers Lab Time to HCDE Students

HCDE Corporate Affiliate, Blink UX, recently provided usability lab space to HCDE students. Blink catches up with Master's student Emma Bulajewski about the experience.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
PhD Student Toni Ferro in UX Magazine

PhD student Toni Ferro discusses the real problem with the popular viral video "The Expert" in UX Magazine.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Announcing 2015 Shobe Prize Winners

The two ideas pitched by UW students that will receive startup funding and support are Team Shamrock’s air-lift hand-truck, and team Raindrops’ mobile platform for micro-donations. Read More »

Monday, February 23, 2015
Cecilia Aragon Presents at AAAS Symposium

HCDE Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon recently spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting about emoticon use among bilingual speakers and about a human-centered approach to academic data science. Read More »

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Mark Stamnes Receives Award at DARPA C4C Combinator

HCDE student Mark Stamnes and an interdisciplinary team of Engineering undergrads recently won People's Choice award at Combinator event focused on improving DARPA technologies. Read More »

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Shift Labs Nominated for Ebola Grand Challenge Award

USAID nominates Professor Beth Kolko's Shift Labs' DripAssist fluid monitor for Grand Challenge award. Read More »

Thursday, February 12, 2015
UW Students Hack Housing at Zillow Hackathon

HCDE students Karan Gupta and Melanie Penney teamed with iSchool students to design the winning "Zillow Wheeler," a comprehensive, filterable database of accessible features in a home. Read More »

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Julie Kientz & Sean Munson Win UW Innovation Research Award

Alongside a multidisciplinary team of UW faculty, HCDE's Kientz and Munson are building tools to empower people and their medical providers to use computing and mobile health systems to improve their health. Read More »

Monday, February 9, 2015
Daniela Rosner Honored with NSF CAREER Award

HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner has won a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award to support her research on computer-assisted fabrication and craft. Read More »

Friday, February 6, 2015
2015 HCDE Career Fair Recap

The 2015 Career Fair was HCDE's largest Career Fair to date with over 300 students and alumni in attendance. Read More »

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Welcoming Dana Divens

HCDE is pleased to welcome Dana Divens as the new CoSSaR Program Coordinator. Read More »

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
PhD Student Kiley Sobel reports on TEI Conference

HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel shares her experience from the 2015 International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI). Read More »

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Welcoming Pat Reilly

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Academic Services Manager, Pat Reilly. Read More »

Friday, January 16, 2015
Remembering Tom Williams

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is sad to announce the recent passing of Emeritus Professor Tom Williams. David K. Farkas shares his fond memories of Tom and describes several of his contributions to the growing department. Read More »

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Alumni Profile: Michael Berg (UCD 2005; MS 2009)

Michael Berg, a senior program manager at Microsoft, shares how his HCDE education helped him build a career in the user experience field. Read More »

Thursday, January 15, 2015
From Flash Teams to Flash Fiction

Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon recently presented at Microsoft Research FUSE Labs 2015 Social Computing Symposium about the consequences of crowdsourcing. Aragon shares her thoughts and an original crowdsourcing dystopia story here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Sean Munson on How Facebook Shapes our Media Diet

HCDE Assistant Professor was a recent guest on Oregon Public Radio's Think Out Loud for a segment about how social media shapes the news we receive. Read More »

Friday, January 2, 2015
HCDE Students Demo Projects at Computing Open House

HCDE undergraduate student Megan Taylor presented her Hummingbird Mobility Aid project to visiting students and parents. Read More »

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Art of Light

HCDE major Julia Chamberlain never intended to pursue a fine arts degree. But that was before she discovered the Ceramic and Metal Arts building. Now she’s double-majoring in sculpture and engineering.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
‘What is HCDE?’ New Comics Class Aims to Answer the Question

Charlotte Lee's new Directed Research Group teaches students comic artistry and helps explain to the general public what, exactly, Human Centered Design & Engineering is all about.

Friday, November 21, 2014
PhD Student Daniel Perry Reports on CHI Play Conference

HCDE Phd Student Daniel Perry attended first annual conference on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI Play 2014) in Toronto. Read More »

Thursday, November 13, 2014
HCDE Students and Faculty Attend CDVE 2014

PhD student Michael Brooks shares his experience at the International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering (CDVE). Read More »


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