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The University of Washington's Drumheller Fountain is one of the iconic features of the Seattle campus.

Putting people first, students and faculty in the department of  Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) research, design, and engineer interactions between humans and technology. HCDE is a department in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

Students in HCDE build a strong foundation in designing user experiences and interfaces, creating information visualizations, conducting usability research, designing for the web, and building web technologies. In addition to traditional coursework, HCDE students collaborate with faculty in small research groups, addressing a wide range of research and design challenges. HCDE graduates find jobs such as multimedia and web developers, usability engineers and interface designers, user experience researchers and designers, and information architects at high-tech companies (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Amazon, Google, and Boeing).


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