• Current Issues in HCDE

    Join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for a 10-week seminar on current topics in the HCDE field. Learn more »

  • 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 »

  • 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»

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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.

Work with award-winning faculty, participate in interdisciplinary research, and gain cutting-edge, real world experience at international companies. MORE »

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HCDE is hiring an Assistant or Associate Professor to join the department faculty, an Academic Services Manager and a Program Coordinator to support the HCDE student services team, and a CoSSaR Program Coordinator for the new CoSSaR center.

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.

Corporate Affiliates Program »

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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Latest News »

PhD Student Daniel Perry Reports on CHI Play Conference »

HCDE Phd Student Daniel Perry attended first annual conference on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI Play 2014) in Toronto.

HCDE Students and Faculty Attend CDVE 2014 »

PhD student Michael Brooks shares his experience at the International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering (CDVE).

2014 Corporate Affiliates Day Recap »

The HCDE Corporate Affiliates Day brought together HCDE faculty and corporate partners for a half-day conference to showcase of the latest work produced by the department and explore collaboration opportunities.

Sean Munson Profiled in Provost Report on Innovative Educators »

HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson was recently featured in the University of Washington Provost's report "Leading Change in Public Higher Education."