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Synopsis: Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.
The following information is from the USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships Team.USAID’s Latin America and Caribbean
Open Data Hackathon 2015
April 30th & May 1st 2015
OpenGov Hub in Washington DC, and online via virtual participation Register Here »
How can we tackle crime and violence in Mexico and Central America?
Can data from project evaluations in the 1980s shed new light on projects in the region today?
These are the types of questions we are looking to answer; that’s why we at USAID are hosting a Latin America Open Data Hackathon. The LACHack, as we affectionately call it, will explore these challenging questions.
As you may be aware, Central America is one of the most violent regions in the world; Honduras and El Salvador have the highest murder rates compared to any other country. The region’s ongoing crisis requires attention from the foreign assistance community. USAID’s LACHack is your chance to help shape these efforts!
Join us in exploring and creating tools that can help USAID, regional governments, and other stakeholders refine our understanding of crime and violence in Mexico and Central America.
This is your opportunity to influence foreign assistance programming by using open data to generate new regional insight.
Contact Alana Marsili, Open Data Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
The following information is from the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD).
Are you working on an e-portfolio this spring, or interested in getting started on one? Join the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity for any or all of these sessions to get tips, tools, feedback, and connect with other students working on e-portfolios. Need to give yourself some deadlines for completing critical pieces of your e-portfolio? These workshop dates could be helpful for that and would allow you to dedicate time toward completing those pieces. Bring your laptop!
- Peer Interviews: Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 173R
- Develop content for your e-portfolio by engaging in relaxed and conversational interviews with your peers to identify key learning experiences, strengths and abilities gained from those experiences.
- Artifacts/Examples of Work: Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 173R
- How do you select relevant, appropriate, engaging, and demonstrative papers, photos, videos, art pieces, and other examples of your work to share through your e-portfolio? Who is your audience and what do you want to show them to tell your story? Brainstorm and get feedback from peers and facilitators.
- Open Work Session: Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 173R
- Drop in to work on your e-portfolio, get feedback on it from peers and facilitators, or just make sure you dedicate time to getting it done!
- Presentation Practice Session: Friday, May 8, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 171E
- Will you be presenting your e-portfolio later this spring? Come practice with us and get critical feedback from peers and facilitators! Bring even a rough draft of your portfolio and presentation ideas to try out; it doesn’t need to be complete or polished. This is an opportunity to get feedback on your ideas while you still have time to edit before your final presentation.
An HCDE Master’s Capstone Project by Katelyn Barrows, Allie Choy, and Laurel Stone. This project was sponsored by HCDE Alumnus Erik Jones, Chief Technology Officer at UW Intercollegiate Athletics.
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.
The HCDE Graduate Student Association invites current HCDE students to:UX Interviewing Workshop Saturday, April 18th from 2 — 5 PM HUB Rm 250 REGISTER HERE FB Event // WordPress
Details: Learn how to improve your interview skills with UX professionals! We’ll start off with two speakers on their UX interview process, one from a UX Research hiring perspective, and another from the UX Design perspective. After that we’ll break off into small groups to do several interactive workshops lead by various UX leaders, including whiteboarding and roleplaying exercises.
2:00 — 3:00 : Talks on interviewing, one on UX Research by UX Research Manager, Miki Konos, from Microsoft and one on UX Design (TBA)
// 15 minute break //
3:15 — 3:45 : Two 20 minute each small group interactive workshop sessions with UX leaders in the field
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4:00 — 4:40 : Two 20 minute each small group interactive workshop sessions with UX leaders in the field
// 20 minutes socializing //REGISTER HERE
The following information was sent from the HCDE Student Association:
On Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th, the College of Engineering is hosting it’s 100th annual Engineering Discovery Days event!
Local K-12 students will have the opportunity to meet current engineering students, learn about on going projects, and participate in hands-on activities. The idea around the event is to get these young ones excited about engineering!
HCDE will be hosting an outdoor exhibit with four main demos/activities:
- Smart Watch Design Station
- Demo of the Hummingbird Cane and the Fit Shirt projects created by some of our very own undergraduate students
- A chance to try out the Osmo educational gaming system. (https://www.playosmo.com/en/ )
- A demo of “Magikolor”, a project created by some of our own HCI+D students!
We’re really excited for this outreach opportunity and encourage you all to volunteer to help out at our booth. Shifts are an hour long, and you can feel free to sign up for one or more!
ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT & PIZZA!
The following information is from the UW’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
Tuesday, April 14, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Many at UW are actively engaged in examining how teaching affects student learning – the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research. Each spring the Center for Teaching and Learning hosts the annual UW Teaching and Learning Symposium to provide a forum where all who share this interest can learn of their colleagues’ work and engage in discussion. The event includes a keynote talk and two poster sessions. Posters presented each year range from classroom/action research to published SoTL research.
Cindy Atman, Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and Director of the Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT), will give the Keynote presentation: “Using Reflection to Support Student Learning.”
The symposium is open to the entire University, and no reservations are required.
Details, including poster titles, presenters and abstracts are posted online » http://www.washington.edu//teaching/innovation/teaching-and-learning-symposium/
You will work with colleagues in Intel Labs to invent new user experiences on devices that may not yet exist. Your primary responsibility will be to work with research colleagues to identify key questions about a potential new technology or experience, and invent prototypes to test with users to help us get answers to these questions. You will be responsible for designing novel user experiences, to provide information structures and navigation, task flows, and wireframes with view descriptions specifying the detailed content and behavior. We will also need you to group user, systems functions and information into a cohesive structure.Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with a minimum Bachelor of Arts in a design-related discipline, and real-world experience in designing hands-on, visual experiences across a number of computing platforms.
The most important skill you will need is the ability to translate open-ended questions about new technologies or user experiences into a prototyping and user testing work plan — and then be able to execute on that plan. Skills to perform this job should include a deep level of familiarity with interaction design, visual presentation and software prototyping. We are primarily looking for software prototyping skills but will consider hardware prototyping abilities to be a strong plus.
Business Group Intel Labs is the company’s world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel’s technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel’s growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units. The User Experience Innovations Lab in Intel Labs is the place where new technologies meet new user experiences. Our team consists of anthropologists, psychologists, designers, engineers and others coming together to identify and bring to life new possibilities in computing.
To apply, visit Intel Labs Career page and search for job #757938 » https://intel.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobsearch.ftl
The following internship was first posted in the HCDE Internship Database.UX Researcher Internship
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.Responsibilities
The NBCUniversal News Technology Internship Program is a ten-week paid summer program where students see firsthand how one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world operates. As an intern with NBCUniversal News Technology, you will:
- Begin your internship with a 2-day immersion experience in New York City, which introduces you to NBCUniversal.
- Be placed on an assignment (matched from your skillset and interest), which provides you with hands-on experience, allowing you to apply your classroom knowledge to practical situations.
- Participate in a Speaker Series program where you learn about different aspects of the organization from senior management in small group settings.
- Compete in a challenging real-world team project among your fellow interns, including a presentation to key stakeholders.
- Develop skills and a NBCUniversal network, placing you in favorable position for competitive entry-level positions and rotational programs.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Previous internship or work experience
- Passionate about staying current with technology changes
- Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to work effectively as part of a project/program team and foster team cooperation
- Proven self-awareness in a variety of work environments
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Previous work experience in an office environment
- Previous media industry experience is a plus
- Demonstrated technical/analytical skills and sharp business acumen
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
** Please note: NBCUniversal prohibits interns from participating in any other internship programs while employed by NBCUniversal without written permission from the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and the Vice President, Talent Integration and Pipeline Programs.Application:
Please submit your resume to the appropriate internship opening at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25354&siteid=5108&jobid=253744
Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 08, 2015
Pay Range: $10-$15/hour
Contact: Kyle Clark, Kyle.Clark@nbcuni.com
Stimulating children’s creativity and introducing them to 3D printing.
An HCDE Master’s Capstone Project by Kelly Campbell, Margaret Quin Lyons, and Chris Peloquin.
Toolio is an innovative, holographic game that will allow kids to tap into their creativity. With age-appropriate features such as collaboration and gamification, Toolio lets kids exercise innovation while simultaneously learning about 3D printing.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.
HCDE’s 2015 Mentor Night (sponsored by Boeing) will take place on Tuesday, May 5 from 6–8 p.m. in Sieg 233. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with professionals from industry and talk to HCDE alumni who are currently working in UX and related fields.Students must register here before Monday, April 27 »
The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE conference for presenting, discussing, and developing technological solutions to global humanitarian challenges. GHTC invites presenters and attendees who work to meet the needs of populations affected by poverty, disaster, conflict, environmental change, and other impacts resulting in their needs being unmet or underserved.
A call for abstract submissions (in the form of a paper, poster, or workshop sessions), and hackathon challenge statements, has been extended to April 14, 2015.Learn more and submit today »
Thursday April 23, 2015
The Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
The Puget Sound Research Forum presents Research Takes Off, a one-day conference about research on April 23, 2015.
Find HCDE Senior Lecturer Liz Sanocki with Jason Levine of Amazon and John Dirks of Blink UX discussing usability research during one of the afternoon’s breakout sessions.
$50 Early Bird student registration special ends this Thursday, April 9.Learn more and register here »
The following details are from AIGA SEATTLE.AIGA 2015 SSDX: Seattle Student Design Exchange
April 17–25, 2015
The Seattle Student Design Exchange (SSDX) is AIGA Seattle’s first annual 360° experience created specifically for students and emerging designers. Experience a full week of panel discussions, workshops, studio talks, portfolio reviews, and an After Party! We have a jam-packed schedule planned that’s sure to enlighten and inspire.SCHEDULE
Jumpstart — April 17th, 6PM-9PM
JumpStart is a panel discussion that marks the start of SSDX. Join a diverse panel of design professionals who will share valuable insights on the interview process, various career paths within the design industry, what design businesses look for in portfolios as well as future employees, and also offer useful tips for getting a job. Our stellar panel includes design leaders from REI, Shore, Urban Influence, Pacific Market International and Substantial.
Workshops — April 18th, 9:30AM-2:30PM
SSDX Workshops will play a tremendous role in each of the attendee’s design education. There are four topics to choose from. Students will gain invaluable exposure to key skills that will help them enter into the wild world of being a professional designer. Topics range from production skills, to writing cover letters, to concepting, and presenting your work. Each workshop will provide a lecture component and a hands-on exercise.
Studio Talks — April 20th — 24th
SSDX Studio Talks are a chance for students and emerging designers to experience and see where designers work and what kind of design they practice. Hear what it’s like to be a designer in the real world from teams at Tag Creative, Graphiti, Digital Kitchen + Methodologie and Substantial.
Reality Check — April 25th, 8:30AM-12:30PM
Reality Check is a lot like musical chairs, but with portfolios. Every 15 minutes students will rotate to another one of our volunteer professional designers to present their portfolio, make connections, network, and receive feedback.
After Party — April 25th, 6PM — 8PM
Come a celebrate the closing of the first SSDX at Markers Space in Belltown. Chat about your experience, rub elbows with fellow students and meet professionals from around the town. We will provide light snacks and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options. Don’t miss out on this party!
The following information originally appeared in the HCDE Internship Database:UX Design/Development Internship
The Product team at Oracle Marketing Cloud (OMC) is looking for user experience candidates to help design and build industry leading software.
This internship will provide students with the opportunity to work on the user experience of our SaaS platform. We are looking for candidates who have an interest in either or both design and development.
For the design portion, candidates will work directly with our UX teams and Product Managers to create wireframes, user flow mock ups, and prototypes. For the development portion, working again with our UX and our engineering teams to implement features in our platform.
This is an opportunity to learn more about what it takes to create a best in class user experience, all the way from wireframes to release. For design, familiarity with Adobe products (FireWorks is a plus). For development, necessary proficiency in HTML/CSS/JS and its variants as well as Ruby and specifically Rails.
Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until May 06, 2015
Pay Range: Over $25/hour
Contact: Tyler Scott, email@example.com, http://www.oracle.com/
Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group and Perkins Coie Law Firm will be providing free consulting meetings on Friday April 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, for anybody in the College of Engineering (students, faculty, postdocs, etc.) interesting in learning about or talking about start-up companies, particularly anyone thinking about commercialization who wants more information. Meetings are informal and anybody is free to sign up.
Both Madrona and Perkins have been involved in a number of successful UW companies and spinoffs. They held these sessions several times in the past and had a strong response. If you’re interested, please book a slot here:
The following information was sent by UW Optics Society.3D Pathology to Enhance Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis Thursday April 9th 5:00 pm
EEB 045 Ronnie Das
Human Photonics Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering
In the US, pancreatic cancer is the most lethal across all cancers. This is due to the fact that what causes pancre-atic cancer and how it exactly presents in the body is still by expert accounts relatively unknown. For a traditional diagnosis, biopsies are procured from patients, processed in pathology and observed on glass slides (i.e., in 2D) using simple brightfield microscopy. So what happens when a 3D microscope becomes available? For comparison, computed tomography (CT) brought X-ray imaging into 3D in the mid-1970s and over the last 30 years spun-off many ancillary, but important developments for radiology & clinical medicine. To this end, our research aim is to directly aid pathologists in the early detection of pancreatic cancer by using brightfield 3D microscopy to rapidly and nondestructively image whole, intact tissue biopsies that are directly procured from patients. 3D visualization & reconstruction of biopsies (prior to pathology) may provide a fundamental gain of information (3D morphology, tissue architecture, spatial distribution of cancer cells, etc.) that best represents the in vivo disease state. This information is otherwise inherently lost through tissue sectioning and traditional pathology. Additionally, this vital optical information may be provided to clinicians with little to no cost in time, effort, or the patient sample, which may permit our 3D microscope to be seamlessly integrated within the current pathology workflow and paradigm.
Ronnie joined HPL in 2012 after receiving his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Washington. Currently, his research ob-jective is to aid pathologists in the early detection & diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by directly applying 3D imaging (OPTM) and mi-crofluidic technology to core biopsies (CBs) obtained from patients. Project aims include 1) 3D optical imaging of pancreatic CBs, 2) 3D reconstruction and image processing, 3) exploratory research of whole tissue staining & histopathology, 3) millifluidics device development and 5) novel instrumentation. The project is interdisciplinary and a collaborative venture between mechanical and bioengineering, UW pathology and private industry (VisionGate, Inc.; Nortis, Inc.
The following information was sent by Disney web developer Matt Savarino, an HCDE MS alumnus.
ABC Owned Television Stations Group (OTVS) is seeking a UX Designer who will be responsible for the visual and interaction design of both simple and complex projects using an iterative process.
This is an exciting role for a passionate designer with a can-do attitude. The successful candidate will collaborate with a cross-functional team of product managers, software engineers, editors, and ad sales staff to create digital experiences. We are looking for someone who is passionate about design, technology, user experience, and local news. The Interactive Designer will constantly strive to improve the customer experience. They will identify and solve design challenges to reduce friction and improve conversion.
The following information was sent by UW’s Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA)UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition
Beginning this week, you can upload your 5 – 7 page Executive Summary to complete your 2015 BPC submission. The deadline to complete your entry is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015. If you haven’t already, you will need to first set up an account on the BPC competition website and complete the team registration form before you can upload your executive summary.
Please Note: Your submission to the Business Plan Competition may not have more than seven pages of content, including the appendix. However, a title page does not count as content.
Keep your audience in mind as you put this document together. The judges are all busy people who are taking time out of their weekend to judge the Screening Round. Think about what you can do to make their job easier and make your idea stand out to them. Extra pages in your executive summary will not help you here. If you’re having trouble deciding what to edit out, ask someone who doesn’t know very much about your business to read your executive summary. Do they understand the idea? Are there parts of the plan that could be cut? What do they think is essential to the plan? Use the attached submission checklist to ensure you’re focusing on the right topics. Check out these examples of past entries to see how the teams made their entries visually impactful. Email Amy Sallin if you have any questions.
The following information was sent by UW’s Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA)SEBA 1st Tuesday: IP Primer for Technology Startups and University Researchers Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Fareid Asphahani, Patent Agent at Perkins Coie San Diego and former SEBA Officer, and Ryan Buckmaster, CoMotion Technology Manager, will discuss common issues that startups and researchers face in early stages of technology development with respect to protecting their IP, and provide a brief tutorial of the patent system and procedures as well as resources at CoMotion for students interested in commercializing technologies and ways to be involved. They will also discuss IP protection issues that should be considered during formation and fundraising stages in a technology startup, including patent versus trade secret considerations, patent filing strategies and management, and IP due diligence.
Join us for a great presentation and of course some food and socializing!