• 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 »

  • Sean Munson Researches Fitness App Data

    King 5 News recently featured HCDE Professor Sean Munson's research on data from fitness-tracking apps. Full Story »

  • 2014 Capstone & Research Showcase

    The 2014 Capstone & Research Showcase featured the best work from Capstone Project teams and Directed Research Groups. Full Story »

  • Kate Starbird Interviewed on KUOW

    Kate Starbird's Directed Research Group analyzed thousands of tweets sent after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Listen Here»

  • 2014 Shobe Prize Winners

    "The winning teams, Disco and Fidgt, are irresistible." - Matt Shobe Full Story»

  • HCDE Professors Address Maritime Security

    Mark Haselkorn & Mark Zachry have been awarded federal funding to research and analyze Puget Sound Maritime Security. Full Story »

  • Why Human Centered Design & Engineering

    In the HCDE Department, students are designing the future by building innovative technologies and systems. Learn More »

  • HCDE Faculty Research Review

    Explorations is an annual publication that highlights research being conducted by faculty in the HCDE department. Full Story »

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Study Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX) Research and Design, Interface Design, Interaction Design and Prototyping, and Sociotechnical Systems in the internationally recognized department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.

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Designing Up 2014 coverResearch, Students, and Programs »

Learn about HCDE research, faculty, students, events programs, alumni, and more! HCDE's publication, Designing Up, is published annually.

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HCDE's Corporate Affiliates Program benefits both affiliate members and HCDE faculty and students, creating new connections, technical exchanges, and collaborations. Member companies enjoy a package of benefits that includes exclusive access to recruiting HCDE students and alumni at our annual Corporate Affiliates Day.

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SonoSite Sponsors EMR User Research Project »

HCDE Corporate Affiliate SonoSite proposed a Capstone Project for HCDE students: The EMR More Barrier than Benefit?

Sean Munson featured in the UW Daily »

HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson studies how health-tracking devices are enhanced when data is visualized for its users.

HCDE MS student on The Oprah Show »

Incoming HCDE MS student, Jasmine Lawrence, recently discussed her hair product line and interest in robotics with Oprah.

High School Math Academy Students Practice Human Centered Design & Engineering »

Math Academy brings students from across Washington State for a four-week intensive program to develop math and engineering skills.