• 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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Latest News »

2015 Boeing Mentor Night »

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.

UW Mapping App Turns Art into a Sharable Walking Route »

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.

PhD Students Share Their Experience at CSCW »

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).

HCDE Welcomes Chris Hussein »

Please join HCDE in welcoming Chris Hussein as the department's CoSSaR Program Coordinator.

Engineering Students Win First Place at Hack the Commute Event »

With an interdisciplinary team of UW Engineering students, HCDE students develop a map app that helps people with limited mobility plan their commutes.

HCDE Welcomes Morgan Tubby »

Please join HCDE in welcoming Morgan Tubby as the department's new Faculty Assistant & Office Manager.

HCDE Takes to Flight »

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.