• 2015 Shobe Prize Winners

    HCDE alumnus Matt Shobe invests in two student teams and their ideas for a micro-charity mobile platform and an air-lift hand-truck. Full story »

  • Emotion in Informal Text Communication

    HCDE Assistant Professor Cecilia Aragon researches how emoticon usage can help non-native speakers communicate. Full story »

  • Using Comics to ask "What is HCDE?"

    Charlotte Lee's research group teams up with local comic design artist to create a book of comics about human centered design. Full story »

  • The Newest Research Center in HCDE

    Introducing the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR). Full story »

  • Beth Kolko on Medical Technology Innovation

    HCDE's Beth Kolko was recently featured in USA Today about "How Third-World Ideas Can Change First-World Lives." Full story »

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HCDE Students Partner with Avvo »

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

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.

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).

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