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Student Social Media Coordinator: UW Ethnic Cultural Center

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:18

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion was sent from the UW’s Office of Minor­ity Affairs & Diversity.

Stu­dent Social Media Coordinator
Samuel E. Kelly Eth­nic Cul­tural Center

$10.50/hour DOE, one year com­mit­ment (Sept. 2015 — June 2016)

The ECC Social Media Coordinator​position is responsible for the overall support of technology and web­based interactions for the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. This
position will oversee and precipitate the flow of information within the Ethnic Cultural Center, ensuring that people are working smarter instead of harder with the use of technology. This position will also be responsible for the maintenance, revision, and updates to current website content. The use of social media has become equally important, as the Social Media Coordinator will utilize networks such as Facebook, Mailchimp, Youtube, Flickr, Instagram, Huskylink and Twitter to strengthen the relationship of the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and these constituents.The Social Media Coordinator works 16­-19.5 hours per week​and must be available to work evenings and weekends​. This position will also assist the professional staff with special projects for this office.

See the full job description »

Student Graphic Designer: UW Ethnic Cultural Center

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:16

The following information was sent from the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.

Student Graphic Designer
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

$10.50/hour DOE, one year commitment (Sept. 2015 — June 2016)

The ECC Graphic Designer​ position provides graphic design support to ECC staff with hard and soft copy products, including web sites. Perform a wide range of routine to complex duties and responsibilities to include: Web design, Publications, brochures, covers, Posters, briefings, multimedia, Illustration, logos, and exhibits. The ECC Graphic Designer is scheduled between the hours of 8am – 6pm, M­F for up to 19.5 hrs per week.

See the full job description »

Startup Weekend: Latino Markets

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:46

The following information was sent by HCDE alumnus Ario Jafarzadeh, a Startup Weekend organizer.

Startup Weekend Seattle: Latino Markets
MOZ:  1100 2nd Ave #500, Seattle
Friday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. — Sunday, May 3 at 9:00 p.m.

This Event is open to all and is not an exclusive event.

This weekend will give Startup Weekend some Latin flare, while hopefully solving pain points and creating applications that serve the Latino community local or abroad. There are no requirements for the types of apps created and you don’t even have to be Latino, just bring a fresh new idea, meet new friends, and build something awesome!

Students can use the code “AMIGOS” for $25 off.

Learn more and register here »

Capstone Spotlight: Smartphones & Accessibility

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:20
Smartphones & AccessibilityAccessible Design Leads to Better Usability for All
A Project with HTC

An HCDE Master’s Capstone project by Brett Burnside, Kellie Rogers, and Lisa Schaefbauer. Students conducted a research study of how blind and low-vision people use technology in their daily lives, and presented design recommendations presented to HTC.

HCDE OPEN HOUSE

See this and all of the 2015 Capstone Projects at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015, in the HUB Ballroom on the UW Seattle Campus.

 

Personal Statement Writing Workshop: 4/29

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:25

The following information is from the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop
April 29,2015
12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
MGH 171

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

RSVP to attend at: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236

Undergrad Student Association Officer Voting Ends 4/28

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:36
Voting for the 2015–2016 Student Association undergraduate officers is now open » Place your votes here! 

Voting for officers closes Wednesday April 28 at 11:45 p.m. (UW NET ID is required for voting)

New Student Association officers will be announced Thursday April 29.

If you have any questions or concerns contact Melissa Jones, HCDE Student Association President, at mnj0914@uw.edu.

Grad Student Association Officer Nominations

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 17:21

The nomination period for officers on the 2015–16 HCDE Graduate Student Association is now open.

Submit a nomination for yourself and/or your peers here »

The nomination period is open until May 7, 2015. See officer roles and descriptions for information about each position.

Nominated students should plan to attend the In-Person Nominations & Nominee Introductions meeting on Wednesday, May 6, from 5–5:45 p.m. in 128 Sieg Hall. If you are unable to attend, include why you would be great in this role in the survey or send a short blurb to the GSA President, Gabrielle Mehlman, and your information will be read aloud during the meeting.

GSA elections timeline:
  • Online Nominations: 4/22 thru 5/7
  • In-Person Nominations & Nominee Introductions: Wednesday 5/6, 5–5:45 PM @Sieg Rm 128
    • Attendance to this is not required in order to run
    • The entire student body is recommended to attend in order to meet those who are running!
    • Once nominated, if you accept, you will submit a short bio/explanation of why you are running and why you would be great for this position. This can be the same blurb you read at the meeting, or can be different.
    • Note: You can be nominated online or in person, it does not matter. You can nominate someone else or nominate yourself.
  • Online Voting: 5/10 — 5/16
  • Results Announced: 5/18

Internship: UX Research at Mercedes-Benz

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:45

The fol­low­ing intern­ship was orig­i­nally posted to the HCDE Intern­ship Database.

User Experience Research
Mercedes-Benz R&D North America

MBRDNA’s Customer Research Center is looking for an intern interested in transportation UX research. The position will be located at MBRDNA’s Portland, Oregon office. We work closely with Daimler Trucks in performing customer research and user-centered design, working primarily with commercial vehicles.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of human factors methodology, questionnaire development, interviewing, usability testing, and data analysis
  • Ability to work in a team but also independently
  • Proficiency with standard Windows applications
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours) and travel domestically

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 24, 2015
Duration of Position: 6 months (flexible)
Pay Range: $15-$25/hour
Contact: Steve Wreggit, steven.wreggit@daimler.com
Company URL: http://www.mbrdna.com/

Internship: Dynamic Scheduling at Mohcare

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:43

The fol­low­ing intern­ship was orig­i­nally posted to the HCDE Intern­ship Database.

Dynamic Patient Appointment Scheduling
Mohcare Inc.

Most health care providers have patients who do not show up for their scheduled appointments. On average, just 10 no shows can cost a provider up to $57,000 in revenue.

Mohcare aims to reduce the noshow rate by building 2 products – a patient engagement app that lets patients schedule/reschedule online appointments anytime and an optimal scheduler app for providers to manage patient flow and bottlenecks efficiently through data analysis
and machine learning.

As part of this Internship, we want to focus on simplifying the patient appointment scheduling experience and reducing patient wait-times through access to live patient flow, approximate wait times and the ability to reschedule appointments accordingly.
This is a great opportunity for creative individuals who aren’t afraid to try new things and think out of the box. If you want to change people’s lives and create a significant impact, then this Internship is for you.

Deliverables:

As a part of this Internship, the team will build an axure prototype of the application that lets patients view physicians’ calendars to schedule an appointment as well as view live patient flow status at the time of the appointment to decide whether to reschedule their appointment or wait at the physician’s office.

Required Skills:

Intern candidate can share how much of these skills they bring to the internship and how much they will need to ramp up. Any coursework in this will be helpful, please point it out in your experience.

  • Product design around the full app experience through each phase of HCDE
  • Customer Research
  • Competitive Research
  • Wire Frames describing application flow
  • Axure or other tool to show the prototype design.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 23, 2015
Paid? Yes
Contact: Sunita Prahladka, interns@mohcare.com
Posted on Apr 23, 2015.

Internship: Online Prescriptions at Mohcare

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:31

The following internship was originally posted to the HCDE Internship Database.

Online Prescription Refills
Mohcare Inc.

The average wait time to see a new doctor is 18.5 days. The average wait time at the doctor’s office is 23 minutes. The average wait time to fill a prescription is 45 minutes. Long waits have become the norm in the health care industry. Mohcare aims to disrupt the health care industry by empowering patients with data and facilitating collaboration between patients and their care teams. We are building an intuitive application that lets patients find doctors in their network, read reviews, compare costs, schedule appointments, access their health records, refill prescriptions, pay their bills online and more. As part of this Internship, we want to focus on building a quick and convenient way for patients to set prescription refill reminders, send prescription requests to physicians and pharmacies by a simple tap or scan a barcode, have it delivered and never experience a wait time ever again! This is a great opportunity for creative individuals who aren’t afraid to try new things and think out of the box. If you want to change people’s lives and create a significant impact, then this Internship is for you.

Required Skills:

Intern candidate can share how much of these skills they bring to the internship and how much they will need to ramp up. Any coursework in this will be helpful, please point it out in your experience.

  • Product design around the full app experience through each phase of HCDE
  • Customer Research
  • Competitive Research
  • Wire Frames describing application flow
  • Axure or other tool to show the prototype design.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 23, 2015
Paid? Yes
Contact: Sunita Prahladka, interns@mohcare.com

Internship: UX for Healthcare App at Mohcare

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:28

The following internship was originally posted to the HCDE Internship Database.

User Experience Framework for a Healthcare App
Mohcare Inc.

MohCare aims to disrupt the health care industry by empowering patients with data and facilitating collaboration between patients and their care teams. We are building an application that lets patients find doctors in their network, read reviews, compare costs, access their family’s health records and has 3 primary functions – schedule appointments, bill pay and prescription refills. There is also a gamification element to the patient’s user profile.

As part of this Internship, we want to focus on the interface – the basic layout, the overall themes, colors, images, buttons etc. Your main objective is to make the app easy to use and make navigation as simple as possible.
This is a great opportunity for creative individuals who aren’t afraid to try new things and think out of the box. If you want to change people’s lives and create a significant impact, then this Internship is for you.
Required Skills: Intern candidate can share how much of these skills they bring to the internship and how much they will need to ramp up. Any coursework in this will be helpful, please point it out in your experience.

Product design around the full app experience through each phase of HCDE:

  • Customer Research
  • Competitive Research
  • Wire Frames describing application flow
  • Axure or other tool to show the prototype design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 23, 2015
Paid? Yes
Contact: Sunita Prahladka, interns@mohcare.com
Posted on Apr 23, 2015.

AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:27

The following information is from Challenge Post.

The Connect Ability Challenge is a software development competition (with $100,000 in cash prizes) focusing on assistive technologies.

During this 3 month online hackathon, we’re challenging students and developers to create software & hardware solutions inspired by four real people with disabilities — Paul, Xian, Jason, and Gus — and their struggle to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Whether you’re a developer, designer, or you have first hand experience in the field, we want you to get involved.

Learn more and register here »

Disney Tech Talk at UW: April 30

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:23
Disney Tech Talk at UW Thursday April 30, 2015
6 — 7:30 p.m.
Paul G. Allen Center, Room EE125

A Disney Tech Talk is coming to U Dub! Join us for a conversation with Troy Dennis– Vice President, Technology & Product Development at DATG and Gurjot Tur– Mobile Architect at Parks & Resorts Online on how Disney is innovating in the mobile space.

Pizza & drinks will be served.

Capstone Spotlight: Morning Owl

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:52
Morning Owl: Sleep Smarter. Do Better.

An HCDE Master’s Capstone project by Diana Chin, Ann Huang, and Elaine Zhao.

Morning Owl is an iPhone application that helps people improve their sleep quality by identifying environmental disruptors and recommending personalized sleep tips. Our intuitive interface invites both morning birds and night owls to explore their sleep data and learn how to sleep smarter.

HCDE OPEN HOUSE

See this and all of the 2015 Capstone Projects at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015, in the HUB Ballroom on the UW Seattle Campus.

 

CoMotion MakerSpace Spring Workshops

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:27

The following information is from UW’s CoMotion Makerspace:

Need help learning how to 3D print?  Want to meet other people working on Arduinos?  Looking for tips on how to complete your sewing project?  We’re announcing the following group work sessions, recurring weekly: 

Spring Quarter Group Work Sessions Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 2:30–5:30 3D Printing Laser Cutter Sewing Laser Cutter Arduino 5:30–8:30 Arduino Sewing Laser Cutter 3D Printing Networking

Although the space is also open for general drop-in use on any of the equipment during these hours, during these group work sessions we normally have a staff specialist on the designated equipment (e.g. 3D printers) available to help users, and it is likewise a time for users with common interests in that equipment to gather and share tips, collaborate on projects, and learn from each other.

This schedule is also available for reference on the CoMotion MakerSpace home page — see: http://comotion.uw.edu/makerspace#Workshops

Free talk: “Collaborative Analysis of Large, Multi-modal, Multi-channel Datasets,” by David Socha

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:38

The following information is from the department of Computing and Software Systems, UW-Bothell:

Collaborative Analysis of Large, Multi-modal, Multi-channel Datasets
David Socha, Computing and Software Systems, UW Bothell Monday, May 04, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
CELT (Engineering Annex, Room 232)

*** Please RSVP so that we can plan for seating and refreshments and notify you of changes in venue: http://bit.ly/1D8xWM1.

Abstract: This informal talk describes my research team’s inquiry into how professional software developers collaborate “in the wild” and how it is informing ways to study other physical-cyber-social systems. In February 2014, I used nine GoPro cameras and six high-quality Zoom H2n audio recorders running concurrently to collect six terabytes of video (380 hours; 981 files), audio, full-room time-lapse imagery, screen capture (292 hours), photographs (thousands), field notes, and interviews of a professional industrial software development team in action over 11 days (see Figs 1–5, attached). This BeamCoffer dataset allows researchers to observe collaboration and cognition creating, and being created by, the multi-model interactions between the people and their surrounding materials, artifacts, tools, and environment. Multiple data recorders used concurrently for each modality provide a wider “field of view” than normal, enabling researchers to pursue a wide range of research questions over different temporal and special scales and using a variety of units of analysis, such as an individual, a task, a type of work (e.g., triage), a location in the room (e.g., one workstation), a time of day, or a practice (e.g., standup meetings). This contextually-rich, qualitative data affords a level of analysis that has largely not been possible before, revealing fine-grain details and context of how individuals and teams collaborate. In addition, I have institutional review board (human subjects) approval and consents from the organization and individuals recorded to grant access to vetted other researchers.
This dataset is an example of the type of large, multi-modal, multi-channel datasets that are increasingly easy to gather given recent advances in sensor technology. They could enable research in a variety of domains of action, such as healthcare workers caring for infants in a neonatal intensive care unit, mechanical engineering students doing group projects in a makerspace, or nuclear engineers collaborating to control a nuclear power plant.
Their size and complexity, however, quickly make these datasets problematic for researchers to navigate, understand, and analyze. To address this, we are using this dataset as a proof of concept around which to build an ecosystem of software tools to help individual researchers, and communities of researchers, collaboratively navigate, browse, understand, analyze, and contribute back into such datasets. This will help prepare for larger datasets with more modalities, more channels, collected over longer temporal and spatial time scales.

Bio: David Socha is an Assistant Professor in Computing and Software Systems at University of Washington Bothell, where he teaches and researches about the human side of creating and evolving cyber-human systems. Before UW Bothell, David spent 19 years working in a variety of software organizations as a programmer, architect, manager, teacher, ScrumMaster, product designer, change agent, and agile coach. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington Seattle in 1991, after completing a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

Call for Proposals: UW eScience Institute Incubation Program

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:34

The following information is fromthe UW eScience Institute.

Call for Proposals - UW eScience Institute’s Incubation Program: Data Science for Social Good 

University of Washington’s eScience Institute will be running the third offering of its Data Science Incubation Program this summer, the focus of which will be Data Science for Social Good.

We invite short proposals (1–2 pages) for 10-week exploratory data-intensive science projects requiring collaboration in scalable data management, scalable machine learning, open source software development, cloud and cluster computing, and/or visualization.

We are trying a new experiment this session: We are inviting proposals that have an applied “social good” dimension and converge around the theme of “Urban Science and Analytics.”  This incubator session is modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech. The successful projects on those websites may be useful as inspiration.

The goal is to provide greater opportunity for interaction and collaboration between the participants in the program by attracting participants with overlapping interests while still allowing for interdisciplinary breadth.

As always, we accept proposals in any area, but we hope to solicit proposals from researchers working broadly in sociology, education, policy, information, and politics in an urban context.  We welcome proposals submitted by academic researchers, public agencies, non-profit entities, and companies with focus on policy-relevant projects.

This incubator session is sponsored in part by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation and an emerging campus-wide initiative at UW called Urban@UW (details to follow).

Important dates:

  • Apr 21: 1-hour information session, 10:00 am — 11:00 am, Data Science Studio
  • May 4: Applications due
  • May 18: Notification
  • Jun 15: Kickoff meeting

Each project will involve one or more project leads who will come and join us in the Data Science Studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer from June 15th to August 21st.

Each project lead will “own” their project (and its results) and be responsible for its successful completion, with the eScience team providing guidance on methods, technologies, and best practices in extracting knowledge from large, noisy, and/or heterogeneous datasets as well as general software engineering.

In addition to working closely with eScience mentors, each project lead will work with a team of four students assigned to assist with their project. These students will be selected, paid, and supervised by the eScience Institute. The project team may also include external mentors and stakeholders.

In reviewing the proposals, we will be looking for high-risk, high-reward science that this program can help push in a new direction.  In addition, we hope to select a set of projects with shared requirements; we find that participants are most successful when they interact with each other as well as with our group.

A link to the application can be found here:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/billhowe/263056

Capstone Spotlight: Reimagining an Autism Research Website

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:38
Autism Research with a Heart: Reimagining an Autism Research Website.

An HCDE Master’s Capstone Project by Diane Conrad and Muna Haddadin. This project was sponsored by the UW’s Research in Early Autism Detection And Intervention (READi) Lab.

HCDE OPEN HOUSE

See this and all of the 2015 Capstone Projects at the HCDE Open House on June 1, 2015, in the HUB Ballroom on the UW Seattle Campus.

 

User Experience Research Intern: Mercedes-Benz

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:49
Internship at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America
User Experience Research Intern

MBRDNA’s Customer Research Center is looking for an intern interested in transportation UX research. The position will be located at MBRDNA’s Portland, Oregon office. We work closely with Daimler Trucks in performing customer research and user-centered design, working primarily with commercial vehicles.

Work will include statistical analysis, advanced in-vehicle integrated systems development, and optimization of the driving environment.

The internship will begin in June, 2015 and continue until December 2015.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of human factors methodology, questionnaire development, in-the-field interviewing, and usability testing
  • Ability to work in a team but also work independently
  • Proficiency with standard Windows applications
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours)

Education: Human factors (or similar) undergraduate or graduate student

To Apply: To apply, go to http://www.mbrdna.com/careers/

If you have any questions, please email: steven.wreggit@daimler.com.

HCDE STC Student Chapter Discussion

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:28

Join a Discussion about Forming an HCDE Student STC Chapter! Thursday, April 23, 2015
4:30 — 5:30 p.m.
HCDE Design Lab, 233 Sieg Hall

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) offers students a wealth of benefits and resources that can enrich their education, expand their skills, help them start networking for jobs, and prepare them for real-world careers in technical communication.

Some of the many benefits include:

  • Heavily discounted dues
  • Membership in the Academic Special interest group (SIG) and one additional SIG
  • 14-day advance to the STC Job Bank
  • Member discount program on software, products, and services
  • STC’s Salary Database so you know where the jobs are and the average salaries in the field
  • Access to 140 on-demand seminars
  • And much more

Come join us for a discussion about forming a UW HCDE Student STC chapter. Light refreshments will be available!

For more information contact Sandy Bartell, sandy.bartell@boeing.com.

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