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Job: Art Director at GreenRubino

HCDE Blog - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 17:17

The following job description was sent to HCDE from GreenRubino.

Art Director

GreenRubino is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Art Director within our creative team. Our ideal candidate strikes the perfect balance between idea and execution. If you thrive on team conceptual development, brainstorming, and bringing ‘the big ideas’ to life in a million ways, you’re a fit. Likely, you’re a pseudo ad nerd and are inspired by new ways to birth campaigns digitally and traditionally. You have a strong portfolio of proven campaigns to share and can link them to strategy and client goals. You know how to tell a story in an instant on a banner ad, and tell one in 3-minutes on film. You know how to collaboratively integrate and demonstrate your ideas through brand, media, social, and PR channels.

The right candidate will likely have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Design, or a related advertising or portfolio program. Some experience is preferred, but if you’re a recent advertising graduate with a very strong portfolio, we would love to meet you. GreenRubino is a full-service communications firm-slash-marketing commune founded in 1977. Our experience, growth and results have established us as one of the Northwest’s most successful and respected agencies.

Interested? Submit your resume and examples of work to

Volunteers Needed: Full ConTech

HCDE Blog - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 12:26
Call for Student Volunteers
Full ConTech
Washington Technology Industry Association
September 15, 2015

Washington Technology Industry Association is bringing together public officials, educational institutions, community organizations, technology companies, and other leaders from across the state to draft a playbook for Washington’s technology-driven future at the inaugural Full ConTech conference.

Full ConTech is recruiting 20 volunteers to serve key roles at the conference. This opportunity is available to full-time students only. Admission will be free to volunteers ($350 value)!

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Volunteers may work any one of the following roles, depending on skills & interests:

  • Greeters
  • Social Media Support
  • Notetakers


  • Minimum of 5 hours of volunteer work (maximum 10 hours)
  • Must be available on the day of the convention, September 15
  • Must be available for training on September 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Adhere to all WTIA volunteer policies
  • Submit volunteer form by August 14


  • Amazing opportunity to network with industry leaders, including recruiters and heads of HR
  • Food and drinks
  • Staff-exclusive gear
  • Resume and experience building
  • An inside look at how conventions are ran
What is WTIA?

WTIA (Washington Technology Industry Association) is Washington State’s unifying voice for the technology community. We mobilize industry, education and government to make our region the leading technology community the world.

Interested in Volunteering? Please submit a volunteer form here:

If you have any questions, please contact David Wong via

Job: UX Specialist

HCDE Blog - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:50
UX Specialist
Open Media Foundation

The Open Media Foundation (OMF) is an innovative media and technology nonprofit organization dedicated to putting the power of the media in the hands of the people, enabling everyone to engage in their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world. We empower nonprofits, governments and individuals by providing highend media and technology services, education and tools. OMF is the perfect place to combine a technology centered career with your passion for social change and innovation.

The UX Specialist at OMF insures that the services we offer are effective. They bring our clients through a process of discovery identifying audiences and goals, collaboratively brainstorming great approaches and transforming those ideas into actions. The UX Specialist also, helps to
guide and evolve our ideation and wireframing process. If you’ve got a passion for user experience and the drive to pioneer innovative processes, OMF has a place for you.

  • Lead client discovery process and product development (30%)
  • Transform client’s user stories and goals into site blueprints, crafting user experience (30%)
  • Organize, manage and distill content (20%)
  • Manage user testing/brainstorming processes (20%)

As a not-for-profit organization the Open Media Foundation holds regular fundraising events
that require support from the entire staff, including the UX Specialist. The Open Media
Foundation also hosts the monthly Drupal meetup every fourth Tuesday of the month and
Web department staff typically rotate the responsibility of attendance and setup of the
space. Other duties may come up from time to time which require assistance from the
Account Director, but will not require a significant (< 5%) portion of the positions time.


Must Have:

  • Passion to work for the non-profit and government sector
  • At least 2 years of experience in UX and/or content strategy
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience in performing user testing

Nice to Have:

  • Basic web development skills (html, css, javascript etc)

Compensation is $40,000 plus benefits, negotiable based on experience. Benefits include
paid vacation, employer contributions to a Health Savings Account, and a 4-week paid
sabbatical after 3 years. Current employees receive a laptop to use on daily work and
unlimited access to $2 million+ in video, audio, and studio production equipment.
Embracing diversity is a core value of the Open Media Foundation. We encourage individuals
with diverse backgrounds, age, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender expression,
marital status, national origin, religion, and sexual orientation to apply.


This position reports to and works closely with the Account Director. All services division
employees are responsible for tracking time spent on projects in the manner outlined by the
Account Director. In addition, OMF services employees work directly with the Account
Director to obtain information from clients as well as schedule any direct interaction.


Please email cover letter explaining why you want to work at OMF and resume to

Jobs: UX Research & Design at Appfolio

HCDE Blog - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:49

The following job descriptions from Appfolio were sent by HCDE alumna Kate MacCorkle.

User Experience Designer
Santa Barbara, CA

AppFolio is looking for a User Experience Designer to join our our fast paced, hungry team working to bring the power of well-designed SaaS products to a multitude of vertical industries. The ideal candidate will thrive in a highly collaborative environment, eager to apply Agile and Lean UX techniques while working alongside Software Engineers, QA Engineers, and Product Managers to build revolutionary software solutions.

The UX Designer is a dedicated member of a small, cross functional scrum team and is primarily responsible for prototyping and validating design solutions made in collaboration with other team members. An evangelist for user-centered design, this individual has a unique talent and passion for translating complex tasks into simple interactions, driving ease of use as our key competitive advantage.

  • Meet complex design challenges by participating alongside engineering, QA and product in LeanUX-inspired activities such as design studios, provisional personas and storymapping.
  • Ongoing, close collaboration with team members during the sprint including impromptu discussions and brainstorming actives as well as pairing with engineers on design
  • Support the team as needed with wireframes, flow diagrams, rapid prototypes and visual design to help communicate and validate design ideas
  • Facilitate user research, in collaboration with the team, to validate prototypes and conduct ongoing usability testing of the working software
  • Be the voice and advocate of the customer, constantly sharing data and insights with the team to communicate customer needs and best practices
  • Evangelize a cohesive user experience via the consistent use of UI patterns
  • Inspire teams beyond good usability to user delight by promoting beautiful, cutting-edge visual design
  • Actively participate in the evolving UX team strategy, discovering and piloting new tools and resources that promote agile and lean methodologies
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong technical aptitude, product common sense, and curiosity combined with a genuine love for products, people, and user experience
  • A cutting edge portfolio of software design that demonstrates outstanding interaction design skills across multiple devices as well as a thorough understanding of graphic design, page layout and typography.
  • Experience with a variety of UX deliverables (wireframes, user flows, mockups, prototypes, etc.), but with a keen sense of when to choose the right tool(s) to communicate the design.
  • Knowledge of Agile UX and Lean UX methodologies and experience working in a highly collaborative, agile environment is a huge plus
  • Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Axure, etc
  • Intermediate understanding of HTML/CSS, with direct experience optimizing design concepts around these technologies
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in user experience or interactive visual design. BA in a design or digital media is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with accounting software a plus
Learn more and apply »


User Experience Researcher (UX)
Santa Barbara, CA

AppFolio is looking for a User Experience Researcher to join our fast paced, hungry team working to bring the power of well-designed SaaS products to a multitude of vertical industries.

The UX Researcher is the support lead across our small, cross-functional scrum teams and is primarily responsible for inspiring user-centered design through exposure to user insights and facilitation of collaborative design activities. A tireless advocate for the customer, this individual frames qualitative and quantitative behavioral data into compelling stories to establish user empathy on the team.

The ideal candidate will be a master facilitator, eager to apply Agile and Lean UX techniques in collaboration with Software Engineers, QA Engineers, UX Designers, and Product Managers to build revolutionary software solutions.

  • Support and engage the team in user research activities during problem discovery
  • Interpret business and usage metrics to tell compelling stories about customer behavior
  • Facilitate LeanUX-inspired activities such as provisional personas, design studios, story mapping, etc. to flesh out ideas and reach alignment on the team
  • Support the dedicated UX Designer in prototype testing design concepts as well as conducting formal usability testing on working software
  • Be the voice and advocate of the customer, constantly sharing data and insights with the team to communicate customer needs and best practices
  • Evangelize a cohesive user experience via the consistent use of UI patterns
  • Inspire teams beyond good usability to user delight by promoting beautiful, cutting-edge visual design
  • Actively participate in the evolving UX team strategy, discovering and piloting new tools and resources that promote agile and lean methodologies
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong technical aptitude, product common sense, and curiosity combined with a genuine love for products, people, and user experience
  • Solid experience in gathering user and business data to inform and quantify a user experience strategy
  • Proven ability to break complex customer requests down to the core problem and propose innovative solutions
  • Knowledge of Agile UX and Lean UX methodologies and experience working in a highly collaborative, agile environment is a huge plus
  • A fundamental knowledge of UX Design, best practices, and experience designing wireframes or prototypes for research validation
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in user experience, research, or business analysis. BA in Human Factors, cognitive psychology, or related field is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with accounting software a plus
Learn more and apply »

XX+UX Seattle Happy Hour & Networking Event

HCDE Blog - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:49

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion was sent by HCDE alumna Chelsey Glas­son, a UX researcher at Google.

XX+UX Seattle — Happy Hour & Networking Event
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Amazon Stackhouse, 477 Yale Ave N, Seattle

XX+UX is an event for women in UX to meet and mingle with some of the best and brightest women in design, research and technology. Amazon and Nordstrom are excited to co-sponsor the XX+UX happy hour and networking event in Seattle on Tuesday, July 28th. Amazon will host this event at the new Stackhouse Design Studio in South Lake Union.

As our design community in Seattle grows, we strive to continue to learn from and support each other. The theme of the July Event will be “My Journey to Leadership”. To kick off the discussionwe’ve invited four successful leaders to share their story:

Eva Manolis, VP of the Engagement Design Group at Amazon
Jenny Blackburn, Director of Product Development for AmazonFresh
Heidi Shelton, Director of UX Design, Research, and Development at Nordstrom
Kate Ramsey, Principal UX Designer at Nordstrom

Pre-Registration is required. Tickets to this event are free and typically go quickly, so please register now to guarantee your spot!

5:30pm Drinks and appetizers
6:00pm Speakers
Networking until 8:30pm!

Street parking is available.

Connect & hear about future events in the G+ Community:
Find out more about XX+UX

Register here »

JOB: Interaction Designer at Sonosite

HCDE Blog - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:38

The following job description was sent from SonoSite, a member of HCDE’s Corporate Affiliates Program.

Interaction Designer

SonoSite is seeking an interaction designer with a passion for delivering simple, delightful, and effective user interfaces. You will be a member of the SonoSite Experience Design Team, working across different products and platforms and expected to push the state-of-the-art in interaction and experience design.

FUJIFILM SonoSite , Inc. is a fast-paced, growing medical device company that is focused on visual medicine. Our mission is to empower clinicians to save lives anywhere, anytime. The SonoSite brand is known around the globe for being personal, trustworthy, reliable and accessible. Within the experience design team, which consists of design research, industrial design, interaction design, visual design, graphic design, video production, technical writing, human factors and mechanical engineering, our goal is to strengthen brand values by unlocking customer insights and collaborating cross-functionally to inspire, inform and shape customer-focused innovation.

Read the full job description and apply at:


Internship: UI Development at Vertafore

HCDE Blog - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:58

The following internship was originally submitted to HCDE’s Internship Database from Vertafore, a member of HCDE’s Corporate Affiliates Program.

Front-end/UI Development Intern (UX Team)

Vertafore is looking for a self-motivated intern who is passionate about UI development to join the Experience Design team to prototype, produce, and modify application interfaces. We are a creative and talented team of designers and storytellers that partner closely with our development teams to create interface experiences that are simple and elegant. So, if you are someone who loves to design innovative user interfaces; look no further!


+ Create rich web UIs that merge with back-end components using JavaScript in conjunction with HTML5 & CSS3
+ Collaborate with design team to build cross-browser compatible and performance-optimized UIs, as well as develop and maintain front-end HTML/CSS/JS
+ Prototype creative solutions quickly and have the ability to collaborate with others in crafting and implementing the technical vision
+ Basic knowledge or familiar with Adobe Creative Suite 6
+ A team player that flourishes in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
+ Open to constructive criticism and customer feedback
+ Independently analyze problems and develop insightful solutions
+ Convey actionable recommendations based on industry standards and innovative ideas

Required Skills:

+ Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or other related discipline
+ Experience building interactive prototypes; live and breathe HTML/CSS/JS
+ Understand web standards technologies, including jQuery, Bootstrap and libraries
+ Strong desire to create the best front-end solutions and the ability to execute them
+ Ability to work cross-disciplinary, collaborating with designers, QAs and managers
+ Ability to communicate your ideas both visually and verbally
+ An inquisitive mind with great intellectual curiosity
+ A deep appreciation of great design and craftsmanship; an exceptional eye for detail
+ Familiarity with .NET technology and Visual Studio

Desired Skills:

+ Experience with responsive design, grid systems, deferred loading schemes, and clean animation rendering
+ Experience developing front-end web or mobile applications
+ Familiarity with .NET technology and Visual Studio

Special Notes/Application Procedures:
Full-time summer through part-time during the school year

Application Deadline:
ASAP! Job will be listed until Aug 10, 2015

Duration of Position:
Summer through Dec 2015

Pay Range:
Over $25/hour

University Relations,, 425–354-6121

Practical Empathy SIGCHI Workshop: Scholarships

HCDE Blog - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:58

The following information was sent from the Puget Sound Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (PSSIGCHI).

Practical Empathy:
Gain Greater Collaboration & Creativity in Your Work
with special guest Indi Young
Friday, July 24, 2015
8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
POP: 1326 5th Avenue Suite 800, Seattle

What if you could become more skillful at recognizing and dispelling your assumptions? What if you could gather reliable understanding about how another person reasons, in order to have smoother collaboration and richer creative ideas?

Join PSSIGCHI for a day of becoming aware of your assumptions and learning what cognitive empathy can mean for your work. Try out a new, deeper kind of listening, which forms the root of cognitive empathy, and apply it within your organization. Learn skills that will allow you to reframe the way you solve problems for people.

Learn more about the event here »

PSSIGCHI is offering two student scholarships to the event! Students interested in the scholarship should send an email to with one sentence describing why they want to attend with their name, phone number, and student status (ie. undergrad — senior, graduate — 2nd year).

Tips for Writing a Personal Essay

HCDE Blog - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 14:38

The following article was re-posted from Advance Course, originally published on May 3, 2015, in the Seattle Times.

Make a statement
11 insider tips from university staff on writing an
enviable personal essay
By Lora Shinn

Most graduate programs require a personal statement or essay for admission. While narrowing your goals and aspirations down to 500 words or fewer may not be a task you relish, it’s a critical component of the application process.

Think of it as an equivalent to a five-credit course, says Jenny Halpin, director of the University of Washington’s Odegaard Writing and Research Center, which helps more than 1,500 students prepare statements for graduate, professional and scholarship programs every year.

Give yourself roughly two months from essay draft to application deadline, Halpin suggests, which allows time to reflect on the program’s questions, brainstorm answers, incorporate your research, review experiences and revise early drafts.

It’s not easy to write these statements, she says. “It’s an awkward genre, not one we have a lot of experience with as writers or people, and it runs counter to what our culture says about basic modestly and humility,” she says. But this is your chance to communicate to the committee that you’re an extraordinary applicant, and they want you in their program.

Here’s a quick run-down of tips from Halpin and Marie Boisvert, director of graduate admission at Pacific Lutheran University.

  1. Read the question. Many writers don’t read the question, or they five it only a cursory look. “We see a lot of draft statements that are off-topic, even if [it is] a reasonably well-crafted statement that tells a good story,” Halpin says. When you lose sight of the initial question, “it looks to the committee that you didn’t care enough about what was actually asked.”
  2. Don’t use templates. Worst-case scenario: you accidentally mention another school (it’s happened, Boisvert says). Everything in your essay must custom-fit the program to which you’re applying.
  3. Craft for the program and program faculty, not the university. The committee reading your letter wants to know why you fit their program, Boisvert notes. If your interests or experiences dovetail with the research focus of a faculty member or department, mention it. Drop faculty members’ names and name published pieces—it shows you’ve done your homework.
  4. Show off. Committee members want to see that you are a good writer, a great fit for the program, intrinsically motivated and can be successful in both the program and in the field as a whole, Boisvert says. They also want to see that you have a realistic understanding of the field and an ability to perform low-supervision research, if you are applying for a research-based program.
  5. Skip the TTYLs and other informal language. “This is your opportunity to show you can write in formal academic style, and there’s so much writing in grad school,” Boisvert says.
  6. Avoid pat phrases. An example: “I always wanted to be a (profession) since I was (age).” The phrase doesn’t contribute much. “Being the doctor isn’t the end game, it’s helping people,” Boisvert says. Skip anything that seems overly nostalgic or sentimental, as well.
  7. Pass on the term “passion.” “We’re glad you’re passionate, but everyone else is saying the same thing,” Halpin says. “Don’t tell me, show me what you mean.” An example: Instead of saying you’re passionate about medicine, detail an interaction with a patient, and how it changed your approach to medicine. “Then we see the passion isn’t just a façade, but really all wrapped up in identity: who you are, how you think and how you imagine your life,” she says.
  8. Address deficiencies. “If you don’t explain it, the reason is left up to the imagination of people on the committee,” Boisvert says. If you didn’t pass a class in freshman year, mention both what went wrong and your remedy. If your scores were low, let the committee know that they don’t reflect your potential. But keep it positive. It’s fine to talk about struggles, but don’t dwell on the negative. “Show your positive and tenacious side,” Boisvert says, two skills critical to grad-school success.
  9. Mind word counts. Many statements require 300–500 words. Bad news: Online application systems’ text boxes will cut you off, Halpin says. So cut in advance, but beware losing unique aspects that make you a compelling candidate, she says. More bad news: Increasingly, graduate programs in medicine and law require a second round of questions to refine the applicant pools, and often those word counts are even more brief.
  10. Revise. Revision should be done last, after the structural work is done. “Read the sentences back to front so you can see what you actually wrote and not what you meant to write,” Halpin says. Read work aloud to catch typos or sentences that don’t sound quite right.
  11. Get help. If you’re already out of school, your alma mater may have a career center that can assist past graduates planning to attend graduate school. Still attending classes? Head to your university’s writing center to ask for help.


Shinn, Laura (2015, May 03). Make a statement: 11 insider tips from university staff on writing an enviable personal essay. The Seattle Times. Retrieved from

Group Health Seminar Series on Patient-Generated Health Data

HCDE Blog - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:50

The following information was sent from Group Health Research Institute.

Seminar series on Patient-Generated Health Data
Group Health Research Institute
Metropolitan Park East — 1730 Minor Ave Room 1509A

Are you interested in engaging people in health with mobile technology?

Join us for our upcoming seminar series at Group Health Research Institute (GHRI)! We have an exceptional line up of speakers and talks are open to all.


Learn about Software Product Management at UW

HCDE Blog - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:56

Want to get ahead in the world of software product management? UW Professional & Continuing Education has two fall programs designed for those looking to advance their careers in this growing field

Certificate in Software Product Management (9-month Evening Certificate)

Software Product Management Intensive Course (4-day Intensive Course)

Both offerings start September 2015

Sponsored by HCDE and Computer Science & Engineering

Explore the life cycle for digital products in the Web, mobile and software categories. Learn to define and quantify a market opportunity; articulate a product’s value proposition and target customer; develop user-centered product requirements; and create a market launch strategy. Apply learning through hands-on activities and get feedback from senior product managers.

Learn more:

Info session webinar on June 12. RSVP here:


User Experience Design Intern at Posh Technologies

HCDE Blog - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:59

The following information was sent from Posh Technologies.

Posh Technologies seeks a dynamic, self-starter User Experience Intern.


One of the fastest growing companies in US for 2014 as per Inc 5000 Magazine (link)   – Posh Technologies and Winner of Exporter of the Year Award from US Small Business Administration for

2015 (link)  & numerous other Awards — is looking for a team of 3–4 interns ( paid) to work on:-

  • Interaction Design
  • Website design and implementation
  • Usability Specialist
  • Video and multimedia solutions

The position will assist in several responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Attend regular meetings to gather requirements from Business Requirement Documents and question the stakeholders
  • Create visual UI elements to support existing projects; such as icons, style guide, images, PSD designs, HTML prototypes
  • Present ideas and concepts to both creative and technical teams and incorporate feedback accordingly.
  • Wireframe and prototype concepts for websites, mobile web, and native apps
  • Assist with in-house and online user testing
  • Collaborate with teams to define and prioritize user experience research questions.
    Ensure effective communication of research findings, including synthesizing them into workable design principles.
    Participate in client and brainstorm meetings to come up with design concepts.
    Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with UX tools (Axure, Balsamiq, etc.) required but not critical



The ideal candidate is a currently enrolled college student (rising Junior, Senior, or first year graduate student) with a minimum of 3.0 GPA that will complete their degree requirements in winter 2015 or later.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Web based portfolio
  • Some relevant experience in application design
  • Understanding of web development and how designs translate to code and markup
  • Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML and CSS experience desired

To Apply– Please send your resume to

HCDE GSA End of Year BBQ

HCDE Blog - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 15:48
HCDE GSA End of Year BBQ
Friday, June 5 | 5–8 p.m. Ravenna Park
Facebook Event

All HCDE undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and PhD students are invited to the End of Year BBQ hosted by the HCDE Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Come celebrate another great year with HCDE and/or celebrate your graduating friends. Meet new friends, or catch up with those you haven’t seen lately in the beautiful Ravenna Park. Find the event in the picnic area in the north-west corner.

Family and friends are invited. For this reason it is imperative that you RSVP if you are coming, and include the number of guests you will bring.



User Research Moderator contract at Microsoft

HCDE Blog - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:27

The following job description was sent by Microsoft, members of HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program.

User Research Moderator contract

Summary from Hiring Manager:

“My project is in need of 6 user research moderators that can execute lab research according to a prepared protocol, are great with participants, and can summarize high-level issues and findings. Ideally, a subset of these would have experience with data analysis, some stats background and comfort with stats analysis in Excel or other programs”

Primary Function of Project: Expanding headcount by 6 for a new project responsible for conducting and overseeing user research studies involving 100 people/ week, measuring comforts and other qualities using typical usability metrics

Target Skill Level: Lower level candidates that are good with people, can execute pre-written protocols and document issues will be the best fit. They will counting failures, identifying success rates and recording details from participants (Example, defining comfort level on a 1–10 scale and explaining why)

In Addition Candidates will be:

  • able to summarize high level issues and findings
  • comfortable with Excel or other programs
  • having stats background (not required)
  • familiar with executing UX studies

If interested/have questions call Tol McAleese, Senior Recruiter, at 206–518-5000 ext 5102, or, email at


Partial Scholarship From AIGA Seattle & General Assembly

HCDE Blog - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:46

The following information is from AIGA Seattle & General Assembly.

Have you wanted to make a career shift into the exciting universe of UX Design? AIGA Seattle and General Assembly are teaming up to help you do just that.

Enter to win a partial scholarship for General Assembly’s User Experience Design Immersive program, launching this June at their Seattle campus. One winner from the AIGA community will receive $3,000 toward the full-time program, and learn the skills needed to transition into a career in UX Design.

Applications are due Wednesday May 27th! Apply now!


Startup Hall Founder Friday: Meet eMobileCare CEO Khalid Siddiqui

HCDE Blog - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 17:00

The following information was sent from UW’s Startup Hall.

Founder Friday: Meet eMobileCare CEO Khalid Siddiqui
Friday, May 22, 10:30AM
  • Meet a member company at Startup Hall
  • Find out what the startup life is really all about
  • Free coffee/tea/hot cocoa

Come learn what it’s like to start a hardware business. It has its ups and down and needs additional runway to take off. Khalid will discuss the strategy behind eMobileCare, answer questions and have an open discussion.


Meet Khalid, founder of eMobileCare. The company is building a product and a solution to remotely monitor elderly and incapacitated at their residence. The main purpose is to keep individuals safe and keep the community of family, friends and caregivers informed and involved, irrespective of their location. Relevant data is captured 24 x 7 and analyzed by a cloud service to generate alerts, reminders and trend reports. The goal is to provide proactive and predictive healthcare at a much lower cost.  Prior to eMobileCare, Khalid was a senior software architect at Microsoft. Khalid has a Bachelor, Master and Doctorate in Electronics and Computer Engineering and also an MBA. He co-founded SGA, an air pollution monitoring company, soon after under grad degree. He sold SGA after 2 years and went on a world trip and ended up working in Nigeria, UK, Kuwait and UAE, before returning to US to join Microsoft.

HCDE Open House is June 1: Friends & Family are Welcome!

HCDE Blog - Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:22

HCDE OPEN HOUSE June 1, 2015
4–7 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom
UW Seattle Campus

Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for our 2015 Open House on June 1, in the HUB Ballroom on the UW Seattle campus.

See presentations from undergraduate and graduate capstone project teams and hear from research groups about the latest topics in Human Centered Design & Engineering. Meet HCDE Corporate Affiliates, HCDE & TC alumni, prospective students, and friends of the department at our biggest event of the year.

Highlights include:
  • Capstone poster showcase and your chance to vote in the People’s Choice Award Capstone contest
  • Networking opportunities for alumni, Corporate Affiliates, students, and faculty
  • HCDE photo booth with free photo prints
  • HCDE Alumni Association sign-up booth
  • FAQ booth for prospective HCDE students
  • Free HCDE giveaways
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Undergraduate Trainee Stipend — Research Experience

HCDE Blog - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:59

HCDE Assistant Professor Kate Starbird has an excellent opportunity for up to four openings-Undergraduate Trainee Stipend-Social Media Research during the summer 2015 quarter.

The jobs will run from June 16, 2015 through September 15, 2015. The deadline to apply is May 25, 2015. Interested applicants may apply on HuskyJobs: referencing job number: 90477.

This is a joint-project with the Information School, you may refer to the link below for details:


Bloomberg Philanthropies i-Team

HCDE Blog - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:58
Bloomberg Philanthropies i-Team Info Session
Tuesday, May 19
4:30–5:30 p.m.
HCDE Design Lab, 233 Sieg Hall

The City of Seattle has been selected to participate in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Delivery Teams (i-Team) program.  This team is based in the Mayor’s Office of Policy & Innovation.  The team has recently received approval to hire a Design Expert to join the team (job description attached).  In this role, the Design Expert has the opportunity to bring Human-Centered solutions to the projects and challenges the i-Team tackles.

To learn more, please join us for an Information Session on Tuesday, May 19 from 4:30–5:30pm in HCDE’s Design Lab.  The session will be led by Carlos Terrones, the i-Team Director.

Innovation Delivery Team Playbook »

WiUX: UX Story Telling

HCDE Blog - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:03

A new event from HCDE’s Women in User Experience (WiUX) Student Association:

UX Story Telling
Creating dynamic narratives in your portfolio
with Char Easter, UX Designer at the Seattle Times Thursday, May 28
6–8 p.m.
Sieg 232

Find the event on Facebook »


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