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February 12, 2016 

Alumnus Jonathan Morgan Teaches Data Science for UX Researchers

HCDE alumnus Dr. Jonathan Morgan brings his industry experience as a design researcher back to the department, teaching a new graduate-level course in Spring 2016 – Data Science for User Experience Researchers.

 

February 5, 2016 

CoSSaR to Work with Washington National Guard on Earthquake Response Research

HCDE's CoSSaR center is partnering with the Washington National Guard to conduct research around Cascadia Rising – a four-day exercise simulating a magnitude 9 earthquake (and subsequent tsunami) and practice emergency response planning and coordination.

 

February 3, 2016 

2016 Career Fair Recap

The annual HCDE Career Fair on February 1, 2016, connected sixteen employers and nearly 400 students to discuss internship and career opportunities.

 

January 4, 2016 

HCDE Students Recognized in Local Round up of Best Civic Tech Projects

Projects by HCDE students Allie Deford, Veronika Sipeeva, and Daniel Sandoval are included in Crosscut.com's round-up of the Puget Sound's best civic tech projects of 2015.

 

December 15, 2015 UW Today

HCDE Helps Institute UW Data Science MS Program

To meet the industry demand for skilled data scientists, HCDE joins forces with campus partners through the UW eScience Institute to Launch the new Master of Science in Data Science.

 

December 14, 2015 

Three HCDE Teams Win Best of CSCW Awards

Three HCDE research teams will be recognized for their research excellence in the "Best of CSCW" 2016 competition. Two of the teams will receive the "Best Paper" award which comprises at most the top 1% of all submissions, and a third team will be recognized with an "Honorable Mention" award.

 

November 29, 2015 The Daily

UW Adds Three New Graduate Programs to its Repertoire

The UW Daily talks with HCDE Professor Cecilia Aragon, co-chair of the interdisciplinary data science group offering the new Master's in Data Science, about the new degree program.

 

November 19, 2015 

David Ribes Brings Knowledge Infrastructure Experts to UW

HCDE Professor David Ribes is bringing researchers from across North America and Europe to the UW for a multi-day workshop on Knowledge Infrastructures.

 

November 19, 2015 

HCDE Celebrates Michio Tsutsui's Career

Students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate the remarkable career of Professor Michio Tsutsui at his retirement party on November 19, 2015.

 

November 18, 2015 

Gary Hsieh Researching Mobile App to Convey Drug Risks in Pregnancy

HCDE Assistant Professor Gary Hsieh is joining a multidisciplinary team of experts to discover if a mobile app could be used to detect the effects of a mother’s medication on her baby’s development.

 

November 18, 2015 

Graduate Student Yanina Levitskaia takes first place in Data Visualization contest

Levitskaia continues to count the benefits from her summer internship with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as her submission to the IEEE VIS 2015 conference takes first place.

 

November 13, 2015 

HCDE PhD Student Elena Agapie Receives Best Paper Award

Agapie's research looks at how system design can support a new model for news production through leveraging the collaborative reporting capabilities of people who attend events.

 

November 4, 2015 

2015 Explorations

Read the latest version of HCDE's biennial research publication, Explorations, featuring the latest research from HCDE's faculty.

 

November 2, 2015 Geekwire

Video: How Social Technologies & Human Behavior are Changing the Aftermath of Disasters

In case you missed it: Geekwire presents the full video of HCDE Professor Starbird's presentation at the Geekwire Summit in October, 2015.

 

October 30, 2015 

Two New Projects for CoSSaR

HCDE's CoSSaR center receives funding for two new projects aimed at improving tools and infrastructures for security, safety, and resilience in the face of disruptions and disasters.

 

October 28, 2015 The Daily

Social Media Becoming a Tool for More than Being Social

The Daily of the University of Washington reports on HCDE Professor Starbird's talk from the Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities series.

 

October 22, 2015 College of the Environment

Natural Hazards & Resilient Communities: Q&A with Kate Starbird

In advance of HCDE Professor Starbird's lecture on social media use during disaster events, she sat down with the UW College of Environment to answer questions about the growing field of crisis informatics.

 

September 25, 2015 

HCDE Chair David McDonald Promoted

HCDE celebrates Dr. David W. McDonald on his promotion to Professor from Associate Professor.

 

September 23, 2015 

Project Interoperability in Puget Sound

HCDE Professor Mark Haselkorn describes CoSSaR's latest efforts to improve Puget Sound's security, safety, and resilience, on the federal government's ISE blog.

 

September 10, 2015 

HCDE Alumnus Joseph DeMaria Awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Recent HCDE MS graduate Joseph DeMaria is one of the 14 UW students selected to travel the world with a Bonderman Travel Fellowship.

 

September 9, 2015 

Beth Kolko Featured in Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine recently profiled HCDE Professor Beth Kolko on her work designing human-centered medical products.

 

August 23, 2015 

Sean Munson Receives Google Research Award

HCDE Professor Sean Munson has received a Google Faculty Research Award for his proposal "Human-centered representations of uncertainty in everyday, mobile predictive systems."

 

August 14, 2015 

Student Travel Report: Bob Watson Attends HCI International Convention

HCDE PhD student Bob Watson Attended the 2015 Human-Computer Interaction International convention in Los Angeles, CA. He shares his experience with us here.

 

July 23, 2015 Geekwire

Beth Kolko featured in Geekwire

HCDE Professor Beth Kolko is taking her medical device startup to Rwanda to conduct usability studies on their low-cost IV drip device. Read the full story on Geekwire.

 

July 20, 2015 UW Today

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users

HCDE PhD student Cynthia Bennett and researchers from Computer Science & Engineering study the accessibility of mobile health apps for blind and low-vision users. The team found that most apps do not meet accessible criteria, but with slight alterations they could.

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