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    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 »

Beth Kolko featured in Geekwire »

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko is taking her medical device startup to Rwanda to conduct usability studies on their low-cost IV drip device. Read the full story on Geekwire.

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users »

HCDE PhD student Cynthia Bennett and researchers from Computer Science & Engineering study the accessibility of mobile health apps for blind and low-vision users. The team found that most apps do not meet accessible criteria, but with slight alterations they could.

A Visit from Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Zukunft »

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Commandant visited HCDE Professors Haselkorn and Starbird to learn about the new CoSSaR center.

HCDE Baby Steps Team Receives CoMotion Innovation Award »

HCDE Professor Julie Kientz and her students receive $50K from the CoMotion Innovation Fund for their Baby Steps project.

Cecilia Aragon & Daniel Perry Study Human Element of Energy Use »

Aragon and Perry's study on the use of programmable thermostats was recently featured in the Washington Post.

Coast Guard Commandant Visits HCDE »

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, the U.S. Coast Guard’s commandant and top leader, visits HCDE on July 9, 2015, to see the latest work from CoSSaR researchers.