• Open House is Monday, June 1

    Meet current students, alumni, and HCDE faculty at our biggest event of the year, the HCDE Open House, on June 1, 2015. See 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

Announcing Student Association Officers »

The department thanks outgoing officers from HCDE's Undergraduate and Graduate Student Associations and announces next year's officers.

Announcing HCDE 498: Introduction to HCDE »

HCDE launches a new course for Autumn 2015 to introduce all UW students to the basic principles of HCDE. This engaging, fast paced course combines a weekly one-hour lecture with a separate two-hour studio section.

Kiley Sobel Volunteers at 2015 CHI Conference »

HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel attended the CHI conference in Seoul, South Korea, participating as a student volunteer for the third time. She shares her experience here.

New Research: Texting while Parenting »

A study led by HCDE PhD student Alexis Hiniker looks at how adults use mobile phones while caring for children at playgrounds.

The Whole U Faculty Friday: Michio Tsutsui »

The University of Washington's Whole U recently profiled HCDE Professor and Director of UW's Technical Japanese Program, Michio Tsutsui, for their Faculty Friday segment.

Examining Walking Behavior with Trace App »

A new app designed by HCDE Professor Daniela Rosner and her students turns art into a sharable walking route.

HCDE Graduate Student Reflects on 2015 CHI Conference »

Yibo Dai, a Master's student in HCDE, attended the 2015 CHI conference in Seoul, Korea, and shares her experience here.