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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."

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.

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.

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.