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WiUX Call for Volunteers

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:34
Women in UX (WiUX) Conference
April 4, 2015
Husky Union Building (HUB), UW Seattle Campus

The inaugural WiUX Conference is an event organized by current students studying Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for undergraduate women in HCDE. The conference aims to help attendees prepare for a career in User Experience (UX) Design, User Research, and related fields. Events at WiUX Conference will include guest speakers, resume and portfolio workshops, mock interviews, and networking.

The organizers are currently looking for industry professionals to volunteer as presenters or workshop hosts. Additionally, they are recruiting corporate sponsors in exchange for a booth at the event.

Please submit all inquiries to Erin McLean at

Interaction Design Intern: Expedia Inc.

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:42

The following internship was posted by Expedia in the HCDE Internship Database.

Interaction Design Intern
Expedia Inc.

At Expedia we are revolutionizing travel through the power of technology. Every second of every day, we send two travelers on a trip. We sell enough tickets to fill nearly six hundred 737 airplanes every day, and our mobile apps have been downloaded more than 10 million times across 180 countries. We work in a fast-paced environment to keep up with the ever changing travel landscape. The opportunities to inspire travel for the global customer are endless.

We want you to bring your techie skills to our agile environment as we move from revolutionizing the web to redefining the mobile travel experience. From the back-end supply and database functions, to new user-interfaces for our more than 140 branded travel sites, there is no shortage of technical innovation.

What’s in it for you? Beyond travel perks and other competitive benefits, you can walk away from work each day knowing you truly made an impact. You can create a new feature that goes on the live site. You can build programs that streamline our backend search and supply processes. You can help localize content and systems globally. And you can do this all while working alongside smart, passionate techies who love travel to their core.

  • Are you fanatical about flows? And not just the happy paths but those icky, cumbersome, not-so-nice corners that no one likes to talk about.
  • Is the best product design a design that can be shipped? And can you architect that design in a fast-paced, iterative environment?
  • Are you ready to bring the next-generation of online travel products and experiences to the world?

If so, then Expedia, the world’s largest travel company, wants to talk to you.
We are looking for an Interaction Designer intern to join our Global Product User Experience Design group. What are you waiting for? Join our team this summer and apply today!


As an Interaction Designer intern, you will be a part of a focused but nimble UX team dedicated to creating efficient, effective and delightful product experiences that artfully unify customer needs with business goals. You will:

  • Work collaboratively within an agile product team made up of product managers, engineers, and fellow UXers to deliver world-class product experiences through iterative releases
  • Be responsible for the specification of navigation, information organization, interaction design, and user flows for a range of optimizations and new features of a product or business throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Develop and communicate use cases, states and detailed interface specifications through both verbal direction as well as physical assets such sketches, wireframes, interface layouts or lo-fi prototypes
  • Present your methods and design explorations along with a recommendation to peers and UX leadership
Required Skills:
  • At least 1-yr of experience with either information architecture or interaction design for software interfaces
  • Pursuing a degree in a relevant field (HCI, Communications, interactive design)
  • Experience designing high fidelity HTML, CSS interface prototypes
  • Experience working within agile design and development teams
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2015

Duration of Position: 10–12 weeks
Paid?  Yes
Contact: Aisha Mathews,, 425–679-7200
Company URL:

Hack Housing: Weekend Hackathon with Zillow

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:33
February 6–8, 2015
Zillow Headquarters
1301 2nd Ave, Floor 31
Seattle, WA 98101

Zillow and the department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, with participation from the White House, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will host a weekend hackathon at Zillow’s HQ, February 6–8, 2015.

Participating developers and designers will be tasked with creating transparency around thousands of local and federal data sets, to help people in their housing decisions. As part of the event, participants will have access to newly released government data sets on topics like federal housing programs; apartment buildings with accessible apartments; and transit information. In addition, Zillow will make available its data on home values and rents.

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton will open the event by sharing his experience in the tech and housing sector and his success in bringing power to the people across a number of industries. After a day and a half of hard work, participants will present their solutions to a judging panel of local tech leaders, entrepreneurs and federal government officials specializing in big/open data.

The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize.

Register here:


Hackster Hardware Weekend

HCDE Blog - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:11

The following information is from

2015 Hackster Hardware Weekend Starts: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Ends: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Surf Incubator
Wells Fargo Building
999 Third Ave. Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104

The 2015 Hackster Hardware Weekend Roadshow is coming.

Hackster is a community and it’s time we all meet each other on the 2015 Hackster Hardware Weekend! This event series is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and the Hackster community across America. From Seattle to NYC and everything in between, we are hitting the road with loads of hardware kits, amazing speakers, software freebies and great people.

Grab your soldering stations and join our tour to meet THE BEST hardware hackers across America.

Our event kicks off in Seattle with a 2-day hackathon. We’ll supply food, tools, soldering stations, and hardware kits from Intel that you get to take home. You’re also welcome to bring your own hardware. Each event will kick off with a one hour-long workshop where you’ll get to know each other and the hardware. Then you can hack your way to glory!

Free hardware kits will be given out to participants.  $6 off the with code ‘WELOVEYOU’.

Sign up on eventbrite » 

2015 HCDE Career Fair

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:09
January 29, 2015
4–7:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB) North Ballroom
UW Seattle Campus

The Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Career Fair is an opportunity for HCDE Corporate Affiliates Members to meet our students and share information about employment opportunities.

RSVP here »

Students: Send your resume directly to the Career Fair employers by uploading your resume to the Engineering Co-op Resume Book. Log in or create an account here.

This event is open to all current UW students and HCDE alumni. Please RSVP to reserve your pre-printed nametag and help HCDE know how many people to expect.

See the current list of HCDE Corporate Affilliates currently registered for the HCDE Career Fair »

Starbucks Internship Recruiting

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:44


Starbucks Global Technology Internships On-campus Recruiting event
February 2, 2015
5:30–6:30 p.m.
134 Mary Gates Hall, UW Career Center


About Starbucks Global Technology

Starbucks is honored to be included on the FORTUNE 100’s Best Companies to Work for, and our Global Technology team is one of the keys to this distinction.  We have over 650 technology professionals driving industry-leading solutions that enable our employees (partners) and stores to operate more efficiently, and invite our customers to connect more closely.  To learn more about this inspiring and innovative team, check out our video on YouTube:

Our Internship Program experience offers broad exposure to the various functions and systems within Global Technology, including those that support our store operations, store development, enterprise architecture,, and mobile applications.  Throughout the course of the summer, you will be stretched to build on your existing technology knowledge, challenged to maximize your learning agility, and positioned to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the team.  You will have a primary project assignment within a specific IT functional that will be structured to highlight the breadth of a full –time position.

Successful candidates will undergo a thorough assessment as part of the evaluation process for full-time consideration.

Intern Qualifications

We are seeking candidates for six different areas of Global Technology:  Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, Retail Technology, Web & Mobile Quality Assurance, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Channel Development Solutions.

  • Active enrollment in an accredited undergraduate Computer Science & Engineering,  Information Systems, or Equivalent Program
  • Completion of junior year prior to internship start date
  • 3.0 minimum Overall GPA
  • Eligibility to work in the US
  • Availability to relocate

“Designing for Complex Socio-technological Systems,” a talk by Barbara E. Holder

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:00

Designing for Complex Socio-technological Systems
Barbara E. Holder, Boeing

Friday, January 23
11:30 a.m.—12:20 p.m.
216 Loew Hall
Find the event on Facebook »

Pilots operate commercial airliners through a complex set of interactions with technology, procedures, and people. Piloting is a dynamic, high-stakes activity where design change is highly constrained in order to maintain high levels of safety. Designing for these complex systems is complex and requires a deep understanding of the work, how it is done, and why it is done that way. To obtain detailed knowledge of how pilots accomplish their work we conduct ethnographic research and document pilot practices off-board the airplane and in-flight while pilots are operating the airplane. In this talk, Dr. Holder provides an overview of the daily work of professional airline pilots, some cognitive properties of their work, and how they apply their research findings to design future flight decks and to integrate new technologies into existing airplane models.

About Barbara Holder

Dr. Barbara Holder is an Associate Technical Fellow of Human Factors in the commercial airplanes division at The Boeing Company. Barbara conducts research at airlines around the world to investigate pilot performance in interaction with technology and culture. Her findings have been applied to improve safety, design new commercial flight decks, pilot procedures, checklists, and pilot training. She currently leads a multi-disciplinary team of human factors scientists, engineers, designers, and pilots to discover, create, and demonstrate new flight deck concepts and technologies.

See the rest of the UX Speaker Series lineup »


Microsoft UX Research & Design Intern

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:49

The following internship was posted in the HCDE Internship Database by Microsoft, an HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program member.

UX Research and Design Intern


Internship Description:

Are you passionate about designing tools that leverage big data to help advertisers manage their ad campaigns? In this role, you will be instrumental in the creation and implementation of effective and appropriate designs which champion a clear convergence of user-centric design standards.

As Designer/Researcher on the advertiser UX team, you will collaborate closely with program managers, developers, and other designer/researchers to shepherd end-to-end experiences from concept to ship. You will take part in both the research and design aspects of UX to deliver innovative user experiences that complement our business strategies. If you see yourself as a UX hybrid, collaborator, and communicator who demonstrates excellence in strategic thinking, driving for results, operational excellence, cross-division collaboration, and executive maturity then you belong on the advertiser UX team is the right place for you.

The Ad UX team holds the mission for delivering both desktop and web based search advertisements, and management tools. We work with virtually every consumer facing product at Microsoft. We create innovative ad experiences, while delving deep into research areas related how users perceive ads, and use them to accomplish tasks.


  • Participate in and help facilitate design sessions to realize a coherent and inspiring design vision
  • Produce storyboards, design briefs, sketches, wireframes, and visual language guidelines required to develop and evolve user experience designs
  • Create research plans, and run usability studies
  • Be a user advocate, driving user needs and goals into both creative and pragmatic design solutions
  • Assist in developing, managing, and refining UI pattern libraries and interaction guidelines


  • Academic experience UX design and/or UX research
  • MS student studying HCI (human computer interaction), Human Factors, or other related graduate level program

Application Deadline: ASAP! Job will be listed until Feb 20, 2015
Paid? Yes
Contact: Ona Anicello,

Seeking Mentors for the Paul Allen Computing Challenge

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:20

Would you like to mentor teams of high school students interested in data science?

The Paul Allen Computing Challenge (PACC) is an annual challenge that encourages high school students to learn about data science. It is sponsored by the Puget Sound Computer Science Teachers Association (PSCSTA), the Living Computer Museum (LCM), and the UW CSE and HCDE departments. See and for details. The challenge is conducted in two parts.

In Part 1, teams of three students are given a set of directed questions/tasks to answer based on analysis of a medium-sized dataset. Students may write code or simply use programs like Excel. This year, the first round dataset consists of self-reported health/wellness data from two UW sports teams. The first round is just getting started and will last until late March.

In Part 2, any teams that successfully submit a solution for part 1 will be teamed up with a graduate student mentor and encouraged to ask more open-ended, research-oriented questions (mentors aim to meet with students approximately once per week for about an hour). The second part will last from early April until June 6. The end product of this project is a poster to be presented at a poster session at the LCM.

Currently, we are seeking mentors who will be available to field students’ questions in Part 1. Although we understand that schedules for next quarter are a bit of an unknown, we hope that mentors will stay involved and take on a team or two in Round 2 as well. There is a modest stipend for mentors.

It’s a fun and worthy opportunity to help inspire young computer and data science researchers!

This year’s PACC is directed by Kate Starbird, HCDE Assistant Professor; organized by Andrew Davidson, Senior Lecturer and Director of HCDE’s undergraduate program; and mentored by Camille Cobb, Computer Science & Engineering PhD student.

Please send email to Andrew Davidson ( or Camille Cobb ( if you are interested in mentoring or would like more information.

Hiring Two Undergrads for Engineering Discovery Days

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:42

The following information is from the HCDE Student Association:

Seeking two students who work well together and have adequate time to plan and manage the event. If you’re interested in planning this years HCDE Booth at Engineering Discovery Days (April 24–25) Please email Melissa Jones at The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is looking for two undergrad HCDE students who can commit about 25–30 hours over the next few months to plan this outreach event!


Engineering Discovery Days is a weekend long event geared towards engineering outreach for students ages k-12.

Person A — Leader (around 30 hrs commitment)
  • In charge/responsible for planning event:
  • Planning starting early Feb. until the event (4/24–4/25)
  • Committed to weekly meetings with staff/team to check in on event
  • Committed to be in attendance of event for entire time
  • Plan age appropriate activities for:
    • Elementary/jr high and Jr high/high school students
    • Purchase supplies needed for activities within budget (you will be reimbursed by the department)
    • Sponsored event/activity
    • Oversee assistant and their recruitment of volunteers
Person B — Assistant (around 15–20 hours of commitment)
  • Committed to be in attendance of event for entire time
    Committed to Weekly meetings with staff/team to check in on event planning starting early Feb. until the event (4/24–4/25)
    Find volunteers for event:

    • Setup
    • During event (min of 4 people at tables at all times)
    • Take down
    • Acquire t-shirt sizes of volunteers
    • Schedule students to man the table throughout entire event
  • Inform dept of number of volunteers to order pizza
  • Gather volunteers to speak at info session
  • Help lead whenever necessary with their duties.

Available to both positions:

  • Compensation for time
  • Materials created/used in previous years
  • Documents used to recruit volunteers
  • List of HCDE staff contacts for advise and printing assistance

Email to apply:
Melissa Jones
HCDEsa President

Freelance UX Designer

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:28

The following job description is from the Evidence Based Practice Institute.

Evidence Based Practice Institute
Freelance UX Designer (4–6 month contract)

We’re looking for an experienced freelance UX/UI designer to work closely with our R&D team in designing a product that helps mental health clients get the best possible care.

This person will participate in team brainstorming and will sketch, create wireframes, define interaction flows, and rapidly design semi-interactive prototypes for live and remote user testing.  The position will also help conduct those tests for a full-featured SaaS web application.

Duties will include:

  • Writing code and working closely with developers to apply your deep understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and modern web application design approaches in order to specify user interactions for desktop browsers, tablets, and mobile devices.
  • You should be prepared to have fun solving tough design challenges with a small group of highly creative people in a casual, start-up environment.
  • Designing customer journey maps, infographics, personas, user task flows and design concepts
  • Developing low and high fidelity prototypes for user testing
  • Iterating designs based upon feedback from users or project team
  • Leading sketching and brainstorming sessions
  • Translating ideas from the team and client into a design concept
  • Staying abreast of the latest trends in design, design research and design standards


Your portfolio must clearly demonstrate your deep understanding of user personas, scenarios, and business goals. It should include examples of sketches, wireframes, and explain your role and your thought processes.

In addition, you should have:

  • a proven track record of 3+ years professional experience as a design practitioner
  • a strong understanding of visual design and user-centered design principles
  • experience with software tools such as: Adobe Creative suite, Balsamiq, Axure, MS Office products
  • team collaboration skills and the references to back them up
  • education in graphic design, interaction design, communication design or related field OR compelling work experience
  • excellent communication and listening skills – write, speak and present information effectively, persuasively and confidently in a variety of communication settings
  • strong HTML and CSS skills are preferred

Hours will vary based on stage of development, 20 hrs/week at beginning, need availability during business hours.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, send Cover letter, resume, and portfolio to Tim Kelly at

Why I’m a Designer-Founder (and you should be too), a talk by Kelly Franznick

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:00
Kelly Franznick, Blink

January 16, 2015
11:30 a.m. — 12:20 p.m.
Loew Hall, Room 216

“UX designers are uniquely suited to a role of the visionary founder but many don’t take on this challenge.” Kelly will talk about his experience as a founder and why the time is right for more designers to take the leap to become founders.

About Kelly Franznick
Kelly is primarily focused on Blink’s methodology. Prior to starting Blink in 2000, Kelly led user-centered design projects at E-Lab (acquired by Sapient Corporation) Lexant, and Immersant. Kelly has a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University’s Design School where he studied industrial design and human factors. He also holds a Master of Design degree, specializing in Human-Centered Design, from the Institute of Design in Chicago.

See the rest of HCDE’s UX Speaker Series lineup » 


UCD/UX Job at Institute of Translational Health Sciences

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:46

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is a $70M health research institute based at the University of Washington, with integrated partnerships with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and more than 20 other organizations engaged in health research in five states in the Pacific Northwest region.  The mission of ITHS is to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to the clinic and beyond to improve the health of people in our region today.  We develop critical resources to help innovators move their discoveries forward.  ITHS fosters innovative health research, sustains research resources, and provides education and career development programs.

The ITHS is looking for a Computer Design & Engineering  Temporary  Staff Helper with a strong understanding of user-centered design process and user experience (UX) research methods to work with us on designing the next generation of a web-based tool we call FindIT.  FindIT is being designed at the ITHS with the goal of profiling electronic health record (EHR) data for use by researchers.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Computer Design & Engineering  Temporary Staff Helper:

  • Prepare design prototypes for FindIT features and functions based on outputs of FindIT Design Studio, using simple prototypes technologies (i.e., paper, etc.).
  • Assist with the organization of FindIT Design Studios and Innovations and Collaborations Workshops.


  • Bachelor’s degree and some post-graduate education in a design or Computer Science program or equivalent.
  • Applicants should possess knowledge of computer design processes.
  • Prior experience in web-based tool design and paper prototyping.
  • Web design and visualization skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform well in complex interdisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills including, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint.


  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.
  • Experience with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator or other related software.
  • Competency in one or more of the following languages: SQL, Drupal, PHP, D3, R.
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server.


Read more on UW Hires, position Req #115817 »

SWE Evening with Industry Career Fair

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:30
Thursday, January 22, 2015
12:30 — 5:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the University of Washington invites you to attend the 33rd annual Evening with Industry.

The career fair is open to all students looking for internships, co-ops, and full time employment in the fields of engineering, science, or technology.

If you have further questions, please contact

Design Research Internship at Motorola

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 17:04
Motorola Mobility
Design Research Internship

Basic Qualifications

Currently pursuing a BS or MS or equivalent degree in Design, HCI, Psychology, Anthropology & Human Factors.

Scope of Responsibility/Expectation:

As part of the Design Research team, Design Research Interns work collaboratively with design teams as well as with our product management and engineering partners. As a Design Research intern, you will be expected to support research activities including conducting interviews, going on site visits, evaluating concepts and leading the design team to clear recommendations. In this hands-on, fast-paced environment, there will be an opportunity to enact change and see your recommendations come to life in the market.

Ultimately, being an intern at Motorola Mobility means you do a lot of listening, observing, brainstorming and iterating with a great diverse group of designers, engineers and researchers. This opportunity results in being part of an innovative team with amazing experiences.

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

The ideal candidate has previous experience in consumer electronics experience in addition to having excellent communication skills. All intern candidates must:

  • Be passionate about their area of specialization
  • Demonstrate a clear “point-of-view” relating to their design research
  • Work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Be motivated toward excellent work outcomes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills &
  • Proven leadership, persistence and creative thinking required.

Additional Skills:

  • Interviewing and observation skills
  • Working knowledge of Usability and Ergonomics
  • Analysis and synthesis skills
  • Data analysis and statistics is a plus

About Motorola Design Research

The Design Research team is part of the larger Consumer Experience Design team at Motorola. Motorola’s world-class design process involves a broad scope of creative perspectives; exploring and defining design challenges; helping to define strategy; creating exceptional designs; and communicating these ideas.

Please note that we are only considering students who are in the midst of their education or who will be returning to school following the internship.

The CXD internship program will provide students with a close-up view of careers in design research, meaningful practical experience, and insight into the role of design research in Motorola’s product development lifecycle.

All intern candidates should submit a resume & research reports/portfolios as part of the application process.

Interested applicants should contact Mike at


UW Minor in Entrepreneurship

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:06

From the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship:

Applications are NOW OPEN for the entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors.
Deadline: January 25, 2015

Apply now »

Some people are just born to change the world.  They see opportunities everywhere—from the daily annoyances to the grand challenges that face our society. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowledge, and energy of an entrepreneur.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School’s new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor.

Open to all non-business undergraduates, this 31-credit competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals.

Learn more or apply here:

Roundup: UW Resume Workshops before HCDE Career Fair

HCDE Blog - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 17:06

Students, are you ready for the HCDE Career FairHCDE’s annual Career Fair, open to current UW students and HCDE alumni, will connect you with HCDE corporate partners to discuss internships, job openings, and career opportunities.

Make sure your resume is in top shape by first attending one of these upcoming workshops at the UW Career Center:

Resume Lab for International Students
January 13, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall
Develop lifelong resume writing skills and clearly communicate your unique knowledge, skills and experience to potential employers, graduate school programs and others interested in knowing about you. We will pick up where the resume workshop leaves off. Attend or review on line The Resume Basics workshop and come with a draft of your resume for review by a counselor and your peers.

Resumes-Getting Started
January 15, 12:30 – 1 p.m.
January 23, 12:30 – 1 p.m.

Mary Gates Hall
Not happy with your resume? Let us help! We will discuss format, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.

Getting Started workshops are short, 30 minute presentations on strategies for success in the job search. Join us for topics including LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair success! Come as you are.

Resume Lab
January 15, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall
We’ll pick up where the ‘Getting Started—Resumes’ workshop leaves off with student-to-student resume reviews and guidance from the facilitator. Before attending the lab please view online or attend the ‘Resumes —Getting Started’ workshop. Bring a draft of your resume to the lab.

Ready to explore further or get some practice? Join us for Labs—interactive, engaging workshops. Some labs are come as you are, others request that you bring some materials with you.

Career/Internship Fair Success-Getting Started
January 16, 12:30 – 1  p.m.
January 21, 3:30–4 p.m.

Mary Gates Hall
What are you supposed to do at a career fair? Learn how to plan a strategy for the most effective and efficient use of your time at a fair, how to craft an introduction that makes a good impression, what to wear, and how to follow-up.

Getting Started workshops are short, 30 minute presentations on strategies for success in the job search. Join us for topics including LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair success! Come as you are.

Please Stop Working on UX No One Really Needs, a talk by Paul Elrif

HCDE Blog - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:26

Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for the first talk in the 2015 UX Speaker Series.

January 9, 2015
11:30 a.m. — 12:20 p.m.
Loew Hall, Room 216

“There are a lot of really usable products out there that don’t exactly address customer needs.” On Friday, January 9, Paul Elrif will give a few examples of what he means by that, hold a short class discussion on how this problem is so prevalent, then describe one or two methods that can be used to help solve this problem. About Paul Elrif

Paul Elrif is a principal at Caelus where he works on all kinds of UX problems for a variety of clients. Previous to his time at Caelus, Paul spent 14 years at Microsoft, and a couple of years at Hewlett-Packard.  Paul holds a doctorate in experimental psychology from Tufts University.Elrif also owns and operates Dragonfly Nutrition, a nutrition bar company that specializes in making raw, organic, gluten free nutrition bars.

See the rest of the UX Speaker Series lineup.



Town Hall with HCDE Chair David McDonald

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 17:18

Current Human Centered Design & Engineering students are invited to the first ever HCDE Town Hall:

HCDE Town Hall
for Graduate Students
Tuesday, January 20
4:30 p.m.
Design Lab, Sieg 233 HCDE Town Hall
for Undergraduate Students
Friday, January 30
2 p.m.
Design Lab, Sieg 233

Hosted by HCDE Chair David McDonald, this informal Town Hall is your opportunity to to discuss the HCDE department directly with the Chair.

No R.S.V.P. necessary. Bring your questions and join us!

Student Job: Instructional Design at UW

HCDE Blog - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 14:10

Thinking about a career in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of Instructional Design (ID)? Get a head start as a Student Assistant now.

Online Learning, a department of UW Educational Outreach, has an immediate opening. Web Editor

Location: UW Tower
Flexible hours $12/hr
15–19.5 hrs/wk during academic year (20–40 hrs/wk in summer)

Assist instructional designers (IDs) with Web production and myriad other tasks for publishing online courses. Excellent written and oral English skills are a requirement. Must be comfortable with, or willing to learn, editing Canvas sites (pages, discussion forums, and quizzes); resizing images, adding <alt> tags (HTML); formatting PowerPoints; publishing narrated presentations using Adobe Presenter; processing audio files with Audacity or Audition; plus keeping up with filing.

Send résumé, writing sample (may be an exemplary paragraph from a class paper); and cover letter to Put WEB EDITOR in the subject line.


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