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

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HCDE's Corporate Affiliates Program members enjoy a package of benefits that includes exclusive access to recruiting HCDE students and opportunities for research and project-based collaborations. 

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Latest News »

Engineering Discovery Days »

Find HCDE students and faculty representing the department for the 100th anniversary of Engineering Discovery Days at the University of Washington, April 24-25, on the UW Seattle campus.

Sean Munson Receives College of Engineering Award for Teaching »

Assistant Professor Sean Munson is recognized by the Dean for his excellence in teaching.

Recap: 2015 WiUX Conference »

The HCDE student-run Women in User Experience (WiUX) conference brought representatives from across the Seattle UX industry for a day-long event of career discussions and workshops.

Sean Munson Researches Fitness Commitment Behavior »

New research by HCDE Assistant Professor Sean Munson suggests that people are less likely to set exercise commitments when they know those goals will be shared online.

Reflective Learning Prepares Students for the Real World »

HCDE Professor Cindy Atman gives keynote presentation about reflective learning at the UW Teaching and Learning Symposium.

Cindy Atman to Give Keynote at Teaching and Learning Symposium »

HCDE Professor Cindy Atman will give the keynote presentation about using reflection to support learning at the UW's annual Teaching and Learning Symposium on Tuesday, April 14.