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    The Career Fair connects students and alumni with HCDE's Corporate Affiliates to discuss career opportunities. Register today »

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    Every friday this winter we invite industry experts to speak about current issues in user experience (UX) research and design. Join us »

  • 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 »

  • 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 on Crisis Informatics

    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.

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Latest News »

Welcoming Pat Reilly »

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Academic Services Manager, Pat Reilly.

Remembering Tom Williams »

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is sad to announce the recent passing of Emeritus Professor Tom Williams. David K. Farkas shares his fond memories of Tom and describes several of his contributions to the growing department.

Alumni Profile: Michael Berg (UCD 2005; MS 2009) »

Michael Berg, a senior program manager at Microsoft, shares how his HCDE education helped him build a career in the user experience field.

From Flash Teams to Flash Fiction »

Associate Professor Cecilia Aragon recently presented at Microsoft Research FUSE Labs 2015 Social Computing Symposium about the consequences of crowdsourcing. Aragon shares her thoughts and an original crowdsourcing dystopia story here.