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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»

  • 2015 Open House

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

  • 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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Latest News »

HCDE Senior Selected to Live in Tune House »

HCDE senior Keting Cen is one of the eight UW students selected as a resident of Tune House, an off-campus house for women pursuing degrees in computer science or information technology.

HCDE Chair David McDonald Promoted »

HCDE celebrates Dr. David W. McDonald on his promotion to Professor from Associate Professor.

Project Interoperability in Puget Sound »

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes CoSSaR's latest efforts to improve Puget Sound's security, safety, and resilience, on the federal government's ISE blog.

UW is World's Most Innovative Public University »

Reuters ranks the University of Washington as the most innovative public university in the world (and fourth overall) thanks to our large amount of research awards; federal funding; and high numbers of students pursuing STEM degrees.

Beth Kolko Featured in Fortune Magazine »

Fortune Magazine recently profiled HCDE Professor Beth Kolko on her work designing human-centered medical products.

Sean Munson Receives Google Research Award »

HCDE Professor Sean Munson has received a Google Faculty Research Award for his proposal "Human-centered representations of uncertainty in everyday, mobile predictive systems."