Calling all prospective students! HCDE will be hosting an information session about our bachelor’s degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering next Wednesday, October 9th. This is a good place to learn about the department, admissions, and course planning! No RSVP needed. Any questions and concerns can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Undergrad Info Session
Where: Sieg Hall, Room 233
When: Wednesday, October 9th; 12:30 – 1:30
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Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) in Autumn Quarter for a 10-week seminar on current topics in the field by HCDE faculty. Each 40-minute talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Members of the UW community and the public are welcome. More information about the series is available online at hcde.uw.edu/521.
Title: Bringing Repair to the Masses?
Date: September 25, 2013
Speaker: Daniela Rosner, HCDE Assistant Professor
When: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:20 PM
Where: Loew Hall, Room 216, UW Seattle campus
In this talk, Professor Rosner will describe initial results from a qualitative study of design and engineering engagements in community-operated sites at which hobbyists mend and repair mass-produced goods. Daniela conducted participant observations at seven repair events and two collectives in the San Francisco Bay area where consumer electronics are reassembled, and spoke with approximately eighty repair practitioners. Here, Daniela detailed surprising connections between repair and social movements that, in turn, reveal deep ties between contemporary hobbyist repair and countercultural design practices of the 1960s. These links, Professor Rosner argues, open new and important areas for design research.
Instructor: Professor Jan Spyridakis
1 Credit (Credit/Non-credit)
Registration for UW students is available by entry code; contact the HCDE advisor by emailing email@example.com.
About the Speaker
Daniela Rosner is an Assistant Professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. She received her PhD from the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Rosner’s research combines design, computing, and fieldwork to reveal the social conditions and cultural values that shape and are shaped by digital technology. She has worked in design research at Microsoft Research, Adobe Systems, Nokia Research and as an exhibit designer at several museums, including the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. Most recently, Daniela developed a graduate interaction design studio that she taught at the California College of the Arts (CCA). She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Graphic Design and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. Daniela is also a regular columnist for Interactions Magazine, a bimonthly publication of ACM SIGCHI. In 2010, she was named an Anita Borg Memorial Scholar.
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Indi Young Workshop: Purposeful & Practical Empathy, A Crucial Skill for Designing Products and Services People Love
Puget Sound SIGCHI is hosting an Indi Young Workshop on October 12: Purposeful and Practical Empathy, A Crucial Skill for Designing Products and Services.
Date and Time: 12 Oct 2013, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue
In this workshop, attendees will learn:
- The two types of empathy
- What intentional or constructed empathy looks like
- How to conduct the kind of listening session necessary for developing empathy
- The difference between interpreting and analyzing what people have said
- The patterns that emerge after listening to several people
- How to incorporate this approach as a practice in your life
You’re invited to InfoCamp Seattle 2013!
InfoCamp is an unconference for the information community. It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event—so anyone can sign up to lead a session!
What: InfoCamp Seattle 2013
When: October 12 & 13
Where: Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington
We’ll be gathering once again at the University of Washington’s beautiful Seattle campus on October 12th and 13th. The Saturday opening festivities and keynote will be in the Kane Hall auditorium. The Sunday plenary as well as the sessions designed and led by you, our fearless InfoCampers, will happen in Mary Gates Hall.
This year, our Saturday opening keynote will be given by Joan Vermette. Joan Vermette is a User Experience Designer with Mad*Pow (http://www.madpow.com) in Boston, MA and creator of the game Organizational Parkour.
Hope to see you there!
InfoCamp Seattle 2013 is co-sponsored by the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.
ACM’s conference on Computers & Accessibility, ASSETS, will be held in Bellevue this October 21st – 23rd. It is a great venue to learn about new research developments related to creating inclusive, accessible technology, and has several networking opportunities. A preliminary program of the conference is available at http://www.sigaccess.org/assets13/schedule.html.
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.sigaccess.org/assets13/.
Early registration is going on now, which offers a big discount! The deadline is Monday, August 19th and you can register at http://www.sigaccess.org/assets13/register.html.