• Why HCDE?

    Students in HCDE put people first as they research, design, and engineer solutions to improve how we use technology. Learn more»

  • Class of 2015

    Congratulations to the HCDE class of 2015! Read about the 2015 Commencement, including awards and graduates, here »

  • 2015 Open House

    HCDE students showcased their Capstone projects and latest research at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015. Read more »

  • Trace

    A new app designed by HCDE students seeks to understand walking behavior by turning art into a sharable walking route. See more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Emotion in Informal Text Communication

    HCDE Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon researches how emoticon usage can help non-native speakers communicate. Full story »

  • The Newest Research Center in HCDE

    Introducing the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR). 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.

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

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Latest News »

MS Student Lindsey Arnold Presents at UXPA Conference »

HCDE Master's student Lindsey Arnold recently attended the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) conference in San Diego. She shares her experience with us here.

HCDE Undergraduate Capstone Projects »

See posters and videos from all 2015 undergraduate Capstone projects and learn how you can sponsor the next round of projects.

Brock Craft Joins HCDE Faculty »

Dr. Brock Craft brings academic and industry experience in Data Visualization and Physical Computing to the department's faculty.

HCDE celebrates graduating PhD students »

Professors Aragon and Turns shared remarks about graduating PhD students Dr. Robert Watson, Dr. Michael Brooks, and Dr. Daniel Perry at the 2015 Commencement.

2015 HCDE Commencement »

HCDE held its Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, June 9. See a full list of graduates and their personal statements here. Congratulations to the class of 2015!

2015 Commencement Address by Kelly Franznick »

Kelly Franznick, founder and CXO of Blink UX and friend of HCDE, delivered the 2015 HCDE Commencement Address. Read the full text of his speech here.