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 »
HCDE Open House
Meet current students, alumni, and HCDE faculty at our biggest event of the year, the HCDE Open House, on June 1, 2015. 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 »
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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Every Spring HCDE organizes Mentor Night, sponsored by Boeing, to bring current students together with alumni to discuss careers in HCDE and begin the formation of longer-term mentoring relationships.
HCDE Assistant Professor Daniela Rosner and her TAT Lab students are researching how technology can play a role in our walks. Introducing Trace, a new app that lets you give someone a walk.
Read trip summaries from HCDE PhD students reflecting on their experience at the ACM's 18th annual Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).
Please join HCDE in welcoming Chris Hussein as the department's CoSSaR Program Coordinator.
With an interdisciplinary team of UW Engineering students, HCDE students develop a map app that helps people with limited mobility plan their commutes.
Please join HCDE in welcoming Morgan Tubby as the department's new Faculty Assistant & Office Manager.
Researchers from HCDE’s Maritime Operational Information Sharing Analysis (MOISA) project visited the King County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit, and found themselves literally up in the air in a law enforcement helicopter.